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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 336 events
from August 28, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep10

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep11

Exhibition: Living Landmarks

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their…
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Sep11

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

Sep11

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.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!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep12

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep12

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Sep12

Hands-on History: Founding Fathers

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by making your own wig, listening to stories, and signing the manor's replica of that document below Rufus King's signature!
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep12

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: History, Tours

Sep12

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Sep12

Transforming Food

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.
Category: Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids

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