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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 11–20 out of 232 events
from May 29, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Jun 2

Staten Island North Shore 'Greenbelt' Hike

at Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park), Staten Island

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join NYC Park's hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of Goodhue and the waterways of Allison Pond Parks.
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, History, Talks, Hiking, Wildlife, National Trails Day
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Explore this historic fort in Queens with our Urban Park Rangers.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jun 3

It's My Park at Union Square Park

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take part in fun for the whole family with children's activities, including a planting area, face painting, refreshments and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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, National Trails Day

Jun 3

Historic New York: Little Red Lighthouse Open House

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
A Ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark while you tour the inside. Enter the park at 181st Street and Plaza Lafayette. First Come, First Served.
Category: History, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

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!

Jun 3

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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, National Trails Day
Free!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Dance, Nature, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Food
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 4

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

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