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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 121–130 out of 179 events
from August 1, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in Tours (x) category

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.
Category: Tours


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

Must See

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at Riverside Park South, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Category: Dance, Festivals, Tours, Waterfront

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Wednesday Night Tours: War on the Waterfront

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The tour will explore the key role of the Brooklyn waterfront in the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Category: History, Tours

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

Best For

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


Nature Photography Hike

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest and have your camera ready.
Category: Nature, Tours


Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, History, Kids, Markets, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fishing

Must See

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Pugsley Creek/Clason Point Historic Walking Tour

at End of Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The tour will include history on ancient estates, amusement parks, views of the Long Island Sound, and the beautiful Pugsley Creek Park.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront, Hiking

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