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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 203 events
from July 21, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jul21

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul21

Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House' (The New York Times)

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died.
Category: History, Tours

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jul22

Community Appreciation Day Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a festival of food, family arts activities, and live performances at our annual open house.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Festivals, Games, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Free Tour of Washington Square Park

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Jul22

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!

Jul22

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.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul22

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Wayanda Park, Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
As the United States raced to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
Category: Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jul23

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul23

'Blissville: An Investigation' Film Screening

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
This video tells a story about Blissville, the former name of the tiny triangle bounded by the Newtown Creek, the Long Island Expressway, and Calvary Cemetery.
Category: Education, Film, History

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jul24

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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