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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 21–30 out of 236 events
from May 1, 2016 to November 13, 2016
in Tours (x) category

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

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
May 7

Gallery Tour

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.
Category: Art, Tours
Free!

May 7

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

May 7

The Grand Concourse Historic District – Art Deco Delights

at E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse, Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Fitness, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Seniors, Hiking

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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