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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 31–40 out of 205 events
from October 18, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in History (x) category

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct22

Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

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, October 23, 2017

Oct23

Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Oct23

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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

Oct23

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.
Category: Education, History, Theater, Tours, Halloween, Seniors

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct24

Exhibition - Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Oct24

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Oct24

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Oct24

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!

Oct24

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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