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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.

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from February 25, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb25

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!

Feb25

Natural Fiber Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb25

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Participants will learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Category: Education, History
Free!

Feb25

Historic New York: Fort Totten

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past. Registration Required.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Feb25

Black History Month Tour

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Morris-Jumel docent and historian Gregory Washington will lead a tour (both inside the museum and throughout the neighborhood) detailing the African presence at the house.
Category: History, Tours, Black History Month

Must See
Event
Feb25

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!

Feb25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Graffiti Writing

at Owen Dolen Recreaton Center, Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn how to draw and ink graffiti lettering.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb25

Spring Season Opening of Kingsland Homestead

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Kingsland Homestead to kick off the spring season of programming with Queens Historical Society.
Category: History, Best for Kids

Must See
Event
Feb25

Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids
Feb25

Lantern Night Hike

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle. Registration Required.
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

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