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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 1–10 out of 221 events
from May 5, 2016 to November 13, 2016
in Tours (x) category

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6

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

May 6

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

May 6

Jane's Walk: Pier 5 Uplands Sneak Peek

at Ample Hills (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Take a sneak peek at a forthcoming section of Brooklyn Bridge Park's, the Pier 5 Uplands, currently under construction.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

Nature Walk and Bird Watching

at Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park), Queens

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Catch the warbler wave. Welcome warblers back to the park at this spring bird-watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

MAS Jane's Walk: Jefferson Market Library and Its Environs

at Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
This walk explores the Jefferson Market Library and its environs.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 7

Marble Hill – Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

at Outside Chase Bank, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront

May 7

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May 7

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

May 7

Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has made neighborhoods all but written off in the 1960s. Join our…
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
May 7

Hands on History: Musical Instruments

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Show off your musical skills and create an instrument out of recycled materials in our drop-in workshop.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

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