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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 71–80 out of 134 events
from October 7, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in Tours (x) category

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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


Haunted Lantern Tour

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween, Waterfront

Must See

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween

Must See

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Highbridge Hawk Watch

at Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the hawks in your community and observe some of their interesting behaviors.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, High Bridge, Hiking


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 Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront


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

Must See

The Bronx County Historical Society Campus Walk Tour

at BCHS Research Library, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
BCHS educator Angel Hernandez will lead a tour of the campus of The Bronx County Historical Society in the Norwood section of The Bronx
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors


Garden 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.
Category: Nature, Tours, Seniors


Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Monday, October 26, 2015


Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.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

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