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Tours

In New York, you're always a moment away from history. Explore historic houses and New York City's greatest parks through free and low-cost local tours. Expert tour guides will lead you through some of our most impressive public spaces, sharing their insights on topics ranging from history, to nature, to environmental sustainability. Educational tours geared towards children are also regularly available throughout the year.

Tours Events

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 1

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.
Free!

Sep 1

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.
Free!

Sep 1

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2

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.
Free!

Sep 2

Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Landscape Drawing

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Explore the park, settle into beautiful vistas and sketch the atmosphere, people, and foliage.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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.

Sep 3

Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 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.

Sep 4

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.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 4

Flow.15: Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come enjoy public art along Randall's Island's scenic waterfront and learn about the artwork directly from some of the incredibly talented FLOW.15 artists.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Must See
Event
Sep 5

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.
Free!

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Sep 5

Freshkills Park Site Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 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.
Free!

Sep 5

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.
Free!

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Catch a glimpse of a variety of species as they pass through the park on their way south.
Free!

Sep 6

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.
Free!

Sep 6

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.
Free!

Sep 6

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.

Sep 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sep 6

Historic New York: Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore the area surrounding one of the first water-powered mills in North American and discover its value both past and present.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 6

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.
Free!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 7

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.
Free!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 8

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.

Must See
Event
Sep 8

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sep 9

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Sep 9

Wednesday Night Tours: The Great East River Suspension Bridge

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn what was involved in engineering and building the great Brooklyn Bridge.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Sep 10

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

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.

Sep 11

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.
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

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.
Free!

Sep 12

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.

Sep 12

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 12

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.
Free!

Sep 12

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 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.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Fall Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks.
Free!

Sep 13

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.
Free!

Sep 13

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.
Free!

Sep 13

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 13

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.

Sep 13

Family Nature Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

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.
Free!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sep 14

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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 15

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Sep 15

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists.
Free!

Sep 15

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16

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.
Free!

Sep 16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 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.
Free!

Sep 16

Wednesday Night Tours: The Oyster: An Edible History

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Sep 17

Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

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.

Sep 18

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

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.
Free!

Sep 19

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.
Free!

Sep 19

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.
Free!

Sep 19

Bronx River Ramble

at Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.
Free!

Sep 19

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.
Free!

Sep 19

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 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.

Sep 19

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.
Free!

Sep 19

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

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.
Free!

Sep 20

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.
Free!

Sep 20

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
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 20

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.

Sep 20

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.

Sep 20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Must See
Event
Sep 20

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.
Free!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sep 21

A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks around the Merchant's House Museum in NoHo.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 21

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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.

Sep 21

A Walking Tour of the Noho Historic District

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this one-hour walking tour, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks around the Merchant's House Museum in NoHo.
Free!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 22

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 22

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.
Free!

Sep 22

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists.
Free!

Sep 22

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sep 23

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Sep 23

Flow.15 Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Randall's Island Alliance for a tour of the annual summer outdoor art exhibition, FLOW.15! Come enjoy public art along Randall's…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

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.

Sep 25

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.
Free!

Sep 25

Candlelight Ghost Tour of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:20 p.m.
Venture into the ghostly shadows of the Merchant's House's history to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms and otherworldy occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

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.
Free!

Sep 26

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.
Free!

Sep 26

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 26

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

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.
Free!

Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sep 26

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew…

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

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.

Sep 27

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.
Free!

Sep 27

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.
Free!

Sep 27

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.
Free!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 29

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Sep 29

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Sep 29

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew…

Sep 29

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sep 30

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.

Sep 30

Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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.

Oct 1

Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, October 2, 2015

Oct 2

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.

Oct 2

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.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Must See
Event
Oct 3

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.
Free!

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Must See
Event
Oct 3

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.
Free!

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Early Morning Bird Walk: Hawks

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
October is Hawk Month! Look for them in a tour led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

Oct 4

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.
Free!

Oct 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Oct 4

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.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oct 5

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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Free!

Oct 7

Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 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.
Free!

Oct 8

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9

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.

Oct 9

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.
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 10

Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park

at West Farms #2 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the park's pre-history that includes a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 10

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.
Free!

Oct 10

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.
Free!

Oct 10

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.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct 11

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.
Free!

Oct 11

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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.

Oct 11

Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.

Oct 11

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.
Free!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13

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.
Free!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 14

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.

Oct 14

Wednesday Night Tours: Bringing the Park to Life

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Hear the story of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s creation and innovative approach to revitalizing urban spaces.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 15

Flow.15 - Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come enjoy public art along Randall's Island's scenic waterfront and learn about the artwork directly from some of the incredibly talented FLOW.15 artists.
Free!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oct 16

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.

Oct 16

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Oct 17

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.
Free!

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Oct 17

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 17

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.
Free!

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

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.
Free!

Oct 18

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.

Oct 18

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.

Oct 18

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 18

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Oct 19

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.
Free!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oct 21

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.
Free!

Oct 21

Wednesday Night Tours: Haunted Brooklyn Heights

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Oct 23

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.

Oct 23

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.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Oct 23

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 23

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.

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

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.
Free!

Oct 24

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.

Oct 24

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.
Free!

Oct 24

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.

Oct 24

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 24

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.

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 25

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.
Free!

Oct 25

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.

Must See
Event
Oct 25

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.
Free!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oct 26

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.
Free!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28

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.

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 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.
Free!

Oct 28

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 dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Oct 29

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 dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oct 30

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.

Oct 30

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 dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

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.
Free!

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Must See
Event
Oct 31

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.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Early Morning Birdwalk: Feather Friends

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Observe Park regulars like chickadees, early winter residents like Northern Shovelers, and the returning ducks that spend the winter in the Lake.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 1

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.
Free!

Nov 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nov 6

Flow.15 - Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come enjoy public art along Randall's Island's scenic waterfront and learn about the artwork directly from some of the incredibly talented FLOW.15 artists.
Free!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

Freshkills Park Site Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long, and tell the story of the past, present, and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site.
Free!

Nov 7

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.
Free!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nov 8

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.
Free!

Nov 8

Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov 14

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.
Free!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nov 15

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 21

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.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov 28

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.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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.
Free!

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.
Free!

Dec 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

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.
Free!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec 13

Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

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.
Free!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec 20

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

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.
Free!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Jan 2

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.
Free!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jan 9

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.
Free!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jan 16

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.
Free!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 23

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.
Free!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jan 30

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.
Free!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Feb 6

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.
Free!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

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.
Free!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

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.
Free!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb 27

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.
Free!

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