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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 21–30 out of 103 events
from December 3, 2016 to August 19, 2017
in History (x) category

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec10

Historic New York: Square Parks

at Madison Square Park, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be our guest as we begin our stroll through Madison Square Park and other square parks in Manhattan.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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Dec10

Family Day: Make Colonial Pomander Crafts (with and Autism-Friendly Hour)

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
A popular tradition from the colonial period, pomanders are dried oranges studded with cloves. Make your own pomander to take home!
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Winter Holidays

Dec10

Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Dec10

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

Dec10

A Holiday Concert with Brooklyn Baroque

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

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
This holiday concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion features works by Telemann, Gluck, Cesti, and Boismortier, among others.
Category: Concerts, History, Winter Holidays

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec11

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec11

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!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dec12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine.
Category: Art, History
Free!

Dec12

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!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dec13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine.
Category: Art, History
Free!

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