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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 112 events
from November 18, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in History (x) category

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nov18

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the…
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Nov18

STEAM Play with Dr. A

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
How does the Dyckman Farmhouse stand up? Explore math, engineering, and architecture with Dr. A as we measure, cut, and build our own paper models of the Dyckman Farmhouse.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Historic New York: Native Americans

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways and native plants and wildlife to survive.
Category: Nature, History, Native American Heritage Month
Free!

Nov18

Historic New York: Native Americans

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the Lenape people who once inhabited Staten Island and their way of life.
Category: History, Native American Heritage Month
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov18

Discovery Walks for Families: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their…
Category: Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Native American Heritage Celebration

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring music, dance, and art and crafts by the world re-known Red Hawk Indian Arts Council.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Thanksgiving, Talks, Native American Heritage Month
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov18

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Nov18

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

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