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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 194 events
from May 23, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in History (x) category

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Jun 7

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, History, Kids, Food, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear the full story about the General Slocum disaster and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jun 7

Flax to Linen

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to check on the flax crop they planted in the Spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.
Category: Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jun 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jun 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.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!

Jun 9

Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.
Category: History, Talks
Free!

Jun 9

Illustrated Lecture: Conserving the Merchant’s House Gaseliers

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
As well as being the first designated exterior landmark in Manhattan, the Merchant's House is one of only 115 interior landmarks in New York City (1981). A significant presence in…
Category: History, Talks

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun10

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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