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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 11–20 out of 129 events
from October 25, 2016 to August 19, 2017
in History (x) category

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


From Poe's Porch

at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx County Historical Society and Bronx Council on the Arts presents a new social justice-driven poetry reading and workshop series at Poe Park.
Category: Education, Art, History, Talks

Must See

Halloween in Prospect Park

at The Nethermead (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn, Children's Corner (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the 37th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals

Best For

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dia De Los Muertos

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Dance, Art, Festivals, Fitness, History, Food, Seniors, Fall Festivals


Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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


Dead Botanists Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tour the gardens with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to hear stories about some of the courageous people celebrated in plant nomenclature and see their coveted finds.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


Gravestones and Goth: Cemetery Walk and Classic Horror Literature Readings

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Fact or fiction? Take a guided, candle-lit stroll to the Pell grave site and learn the true story of Goodwife Pell’s involvement in a 1650s witchcraft trial.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween


Haunted Lantern Tours

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fears at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween

Must See

Fancy Me Mad

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Audiences will witness the story of a young man, who upon the death of his grandmother, arrives at her apartment and discovers her secret infatuation with the author Edgar Allen Poe.
Category: History, Theater

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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

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