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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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sep 21

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Sep 21

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.
Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Sep 21

Historic New York: Estates of Pelham Bay

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay. Now, only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the neighboring grand country estates on this fascinating hike.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 21

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sep 21

Revolutionary New York: Staten Island, 1776

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Discover Staten Island's role in the American Revolution and how those events shaped the Island of today.
Free!

Sep 21

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.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Sep 21

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!

Sep 21

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South , Manhattan

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 22, 2014

Sep 22

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sep 23

Garden Highlights Tour

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 23

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Sep 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sep 23

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 25

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Sep 25

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Sep 26

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sep 26

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 West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sep 27

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Sep 27

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Sep 27

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free.
Free!

Sep 27

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sep 27

"The Bronx County at 100" Historic Lecture

at The Bronx County Archives , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The year 2014 marks the centennial of the creation of Bronx County. It is the 62nd and last named county of New York State. Join BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez in a discussion…
Free!

Sep 27

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Sep 27

Night Hike (light)

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.
Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families.
Free!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep 28

Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Parking Lot , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park at our annual festival with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, art and more on Staten Island!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 28

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds.

Sep 28

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sep 28

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 29, 2014

Sep 29

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sep 30

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour

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 30

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Sep 30

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 30

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Oct 2

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Oct 3

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Must See
Event
Oct 4

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 4

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 the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Oct 4

Explore NYC's Natural Side: Pelham Bay Park's Rocky Coast and Salt Marsh

at Split Rock Golf Course (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning about the ecology and the rich diversity of NYC parks, please join us for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 4

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Oct 5

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 5

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 5

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.
See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Oct 5

Wave Hill 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, October 6, 2014

Oct 6

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oct 7

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour

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!

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 7

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 7

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oct 9

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Oct 9

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Oct 10

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 11

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Oct 11

Discover Bartow-Pell Day

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invites you to discover all it has to offer: mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, garden walks, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 11

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 at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! Including tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 11

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 11

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 11

CANCELLED: Photo Walk with Yola Monakhov Stockton

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about the photographer's personal process of working in the natural environment and enjoy making your own photos along the way.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct 12

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 diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s…
Free!

Oct 12

Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble Woodland

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

Open House NY: The Arsenal

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
As part of Open House NY, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of the Historic Arsenal building in Central Park. Today it is the main headquarters for the NYC Parks…
Free!

Oct 12

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green

at Tavern on the Green (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Travel back in time to the sheepfold and its grazing green, then jump to modern day Park highlights in the vicinity, including a world-famous restaurant, Sheep Meadow, the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms, and the Children's District with its famous Carousel.

Oct 12

OpenHouseNY Weekend: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Free guided tours by costumed docents, 12–4 p.m. Tours start at a quarter past the hour.
Free!

Oct 12

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Oct 12

Wave Hill 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, October 13, 2014

Oct 13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Oct 13

Wave Hill 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 this special holiday Monday.
Free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oct 14

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!

Oct 14

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Oct 14

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 15

Alice Austen House and Museum Tour

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and our current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at our monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested…

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct 16

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Oct 16

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Oct 17

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 18

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 18

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 18

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct 19

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 19

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn the history of Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, established on land that would become part of Central Park. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Oct 19

Rambling Through Rosebank

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the history and architecture on this walking tour of the popular Staten Island neighborhood, featuring important places in Alice's life. The tour includes the houses of…

Oct 19

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 19

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Oct 19

Wave Hill 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, October 20, 2014

Oct 20

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.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oct 21

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!

Oct 21

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.
Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Oct 21

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oct 23

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct 24

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Oct 24

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 24

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 pm for guaranteed…
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Oct 25

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 25

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Oct 25

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.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 25

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…
Free!

Oct 25

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

Historic New York: Riverdale Bell Tower

at Bell Tower Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.
What do World War I, a Spanish Bell, a Mexican Monastery, and a general nicknamed "Old Fuss and Feathers" have to do with this quiet corner of the Bronx?
Free!

Oct 26

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 26

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Oct 26

Fall Foilage Hike

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the way.
Free!

Oct 26

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Oct 26

Wave Hill 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, October 27, 2014

Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct 28

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!

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds

Oct 28

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30

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.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 30

Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery, followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Oct 31

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Nov 1

Heart of the Park: Central Park

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of Conservatory Water.
Free!

Nov 1

Historic New York: Sylvan Grove Cemetery

at Victory Boulevard and Alberta Avenue (in Sylvan Grove Cemetery) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.
Dating back to the 18th century, Sylvan Gove Cemetery holds the graves of prominent locals as well as British soldiers from the Revolutionary War.
Free!

Nov 1

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 1

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov 1

Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour

at Flushing Cemetery , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This walking tour will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 2

Fall Foliage Walk: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York…
Free!

Nov 2

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 2

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!

Nov 2

Historic New York: Native Americans

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York Programs focus on the…
Free!

Nov 2

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 3

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 4

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Nov 4

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nov 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Nov 7

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Nov 8

Willets Point Walking Tour

at Willets Point  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues, and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.

Nov 8

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Nov 8

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 8

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Turtle Pound and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Nov 9

Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks

at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
This one-way 2.4 mile hike to Hunters Point South highlights little known parks along the way and their features.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 9

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 9

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 9

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.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov 11

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.
Free!

Nov 11

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov 14

Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green

at Tavern on the Green (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Travel back in time to the sheepfold and its grazing green, then jump to modern day Park highlights in the vicinity, including a world-famous restaurant, Sheep Meadow, the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms, and the Children's District with its famous Carousel.

Nov 14

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov 15

Fall Foilage Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail (light)

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail.
Free!

Nov 15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Nov 15

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 15

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov 16

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 16

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 16

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 17

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov 18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Nov 18

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nov 19

Alice Austen House and Museum Tour

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and our current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at our monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested…

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nov 20

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nov 21

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 22

Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour

at Green-wood Cemetery

11:00 a.m.
Learn about the famous New Yorkers buried here, as well as the diverse bird population that thrives in the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs, and mausoleums of this place.
Free!

Nov 22

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Nov 22

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 22

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nov 23

Discovery Walks for Families: 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.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge

at Brooklyn Bridge Park Entrance at Old Fulton and Furman Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
Explore the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the time when it ws first built to its present day place in our growing city, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Free!

Nov 23

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Nov 23

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nov 24

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nov 25

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov 25

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nov 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Nov 28

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Nov 29

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nov 30

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 30

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 West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec 2

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dec 5

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

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!

Dec 7

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dec 12

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Four Squares Walk

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
Be our guest as we stroll through Madison Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, and finally Tompkins Square Park.
Free!

Dec 13

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec 16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dec 17

Alice Austen House and Museum Tour

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and our current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at our monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested…

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec 21

Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 21

Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
The Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period.
Free!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jan 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!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 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!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mar 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!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

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!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

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!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

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!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

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!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

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!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

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!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

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!

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