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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 11–20 out of 49 events
from November 28, 2015 to March 6, 2016
in Tours (x) category

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dec 4

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Berries, Bark and Trees: A Winter Walk with Benjamin Swett

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Follow author and photographer Benjamin Swett and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a bracing walk to discover the joys of the garden in winter.…
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks, Seniors

Dec 5

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, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Early Morning Bird Walk: Twelve Birds of Winter

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Not everyone flies south for the winter. Spot Prospect Park’s most common winter birds during their busiest time of day.
Category: Birding, Tours

Dec 6

Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Using sample fabrics and materials, Morris-Jumel’s team of educators will lead a special touch tour of the Mansion designed for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Kids, Tours

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Dec 6

Christmas in Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town lights up the town on one of the most memorable nights of the holiday season!
Category: Tours, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town

Dec 6

Historical Conifer Walk with Author Leslie Day

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come tour the Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens.
Category: Nature, Tours

Dec 6

Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, botanical crafts, farden tours and a tree lighting.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town

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Dec 6

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Talks, Seniors

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dec 8

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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

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