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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 123 events
from March 30, 2015 to December 6, 2015
in Tours (x) category

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apr11

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – A community parade through the Heather Garden and annual shearing of the heather.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr11

Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years.
Category: History, Tours

Apr11

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour.
Category: Art, History, Tours

Must See
Event
Apr11

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.
This historic walking tour along the original site will discuss the history of the old Croton Aqueduct system and its role in shaping New York City's past.
Category: History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr11

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr11

Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:00 p.m.
29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults)…
Category: Education, History, Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apr12

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's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Apr12

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 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

Apr12

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Apr13

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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