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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 355 events
from May 20, 2018 to December 10, 2018
in History (x) category

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May20

Historic New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
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May20

Traditions Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica from the 18th century to modern times, with all the wonderful different cultures in our community!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Art, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Food
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May20

Williamsburg/Greenpoint Walking Tour

at South Williamsburg Ferry

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This walk will introduce the public spaces that make up the Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfront.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront

Monday, May 21, 2018

May21

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This colorful exhibit features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978.
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

May21

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May21

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

May21

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May21

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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