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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 248 events
from April 19, 2014 to December 14, 2014
in History (x) category

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3

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

Must See
Event
May 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4

Historic New York: Fort Greene

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the…
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

May 4

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 4

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!

May 4

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

Must See
Event
May 4

Lecture Series: Gus Schumacher, Farming in Flushing

at Kingsland Homestead, Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher’s family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York.
Category: Education, History, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food, Talks, Seniors

Must See
Event

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8

CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

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