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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 51–60 out of 154 events
from March 28, 2015 to November 8, 2015
in History (x) category

Friday, April 17, 2015

Apr17

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Apr17

Candlelight Ghost Tour

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died.
Category: History, Tours

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr18

Central Park Arches and Bridges North

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the views of the iconic arches and bridges of Central Park's northern end
Category: Nature, History
Free!

Apr18

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour.
Category: Art, History, Tours

Apr18

Hands-on History: Roads & Rails

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about transportation in the 19th century, hear a story about the history of trains, and create your own toy horse to ride home!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Apr18

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in…
Category: Art, History

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr19

Family Open House: Hands-On History

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Drop in during this open house for hands-on learning, colonial crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Apr19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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