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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 113 events
from July 25, 2016 to November 13, 2016
in History (x) category

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

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, History, Tours

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it became.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jul 30

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

Jul 30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

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: Nature, History, Tours

Jul 30

Family Activity Day: Colonial Ice Cream

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a break from the summer heat and make your own colonial inspired ice cream! Learn about the history of ice cream during the 1700s, and different unusual flavors colonists enjoyed.
Category: History, Best for Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century.
Category: Art, History

Jul 30

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it became.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jul 30

Ladies of the Bronx: Herstory

at Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden), Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Bronx Graffiti Art Gallery & Hush Hip Hop Tours will bring color to the garden with Herstory, a visual celebration of woman graffiti writers' and artists' contributions to NYC graffiti.
Category: Accessible, Art, History
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Jul 30

Movies Under the Stars: Malcolm X (1992)

at Martin Luther King Jr. Playground (in Martin Luther King Jr. Park), Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Playground to watch a free screening of Malcolm X, writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of civil rights leader Malcolm X.
Category: Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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