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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 187 events
from February 20, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feb23

Kids Week Queens: Native American Pathways

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, February 24, 2017

Feb24

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases artists who work in fiber and explore diverse themes of indigenous culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons.
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Feb24

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: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Feb24

Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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

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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!

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