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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 111–120 out of 236 events
from August 21, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep23

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Sep23

Capoeira for Beginners

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Category: Fitness, History, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep23

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!

Sep23

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!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep24

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep24

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep24

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!

Sep24

Historic New York: Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the area surround the Gerritsen Mill, one of the first water-powered mills in North America and discover its value both past and present.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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Sep24

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history, flora, and fauna. Registration is required. Registration opens on September 13.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

Sep24

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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