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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 41–50 out of 235 events
from April 23, 2014 to December 14, 2014
in History (x) category

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May10

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks."
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May10

Freshkills Park Hike

at Schmul Park, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into brand new parkland on Staten Island.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May10

Historic New York: Mount Morris and the Fire Watch Tower

at 120th Street and Fifth Avenue (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. This Historic New…
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May10

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…
Category: Education, History, Tours

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May10

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Black History Month

May10

Music at Morris-Jumel

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Clara Rottsolk, soprano, and Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, perform works by Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. Ms. Berry will play on her newly restored 1806 Broadwood piano.
Category: Concerts, History

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May11

Springtime Hike at Breezy Point

at Fort Tilden, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

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May11

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May11

Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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May11

Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Examine the white oak times (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Talks

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