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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 81–90 out of 334 events
from August 28, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep19

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Sep19

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!

Sep19

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 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

Sep19

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!

Sep19

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

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Sep19

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep20

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 Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Sep20

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.
Category: History, Tours

Sep20

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

Sep20

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at W. 170th Street & University Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how NYC's oldest bridge brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our City to grow into the 20th century
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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