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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 71–80 out of 133 events
from January 27, 2015 to May 31, 2015
in History (x) category

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Feb24

Exhibition: The Migration

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhbition The Migration.
Category: Art, History, Black History Month, Seniors
Free!

Feb24

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.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Feb24

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

at Kingsland Homestead, 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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feb26

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.
See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Feb26

Local Author Spotlight

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

7:30 p.m.
Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch discuss personal, uncensored stories of life in the Bronx before, during, and after the troubled years of arson and flight in the 1970s and 80s.
Category: History, Talks

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Feb27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Feb28

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Feb28

Fort Totten Tunnel Tour

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Come see an unfamiliar part of Fort Totten, forgotten and mysterious.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Feb28

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

at Kingsland Homestead, 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

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