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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 71–80 out of 322 events
from July 31, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug14

Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History
Free!

Aug14

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

Aug14

Craftsmen Days

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like the hammered dulcimer and fiddle.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug14

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:45 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!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug15

Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History
Free!

Aug15

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!

Aug15

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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

Aug15

Craftsmen Days

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like the hammered dulcimer and fiddle.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Lecture: 'The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough'

at Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the official Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan and Ms. Shelly Olson on a discussion about their latest publication The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s City’s Beautiful Borough.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Aug15

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!

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