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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 41–50 out of 198 events
from October 19, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in History (x) category

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct27

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

Oct27

“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

Oct27

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween
Free!

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Oct27

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Venture into the ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of phantoms, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Halloween

Oct27

Ghostly Intimations Screening

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us at Fort Wadsworth for a screening and talk with the directors of Cropsey.
Category: Accessible, Art, Film, History, Halloween, Talks, Waterfront

Oct27

Ghostly Intimations Reception

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Following the screening of Cropsey at Fort Wadsworth, join us for cocktails at Alice Austen House with special guest bartenders from Bin 5.
Category: Accessible, Art, Film, History, Halloween, Talks, Waterfront

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct28

DACA Immigrants 5K Run

at St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This event is being held to create awareness of the rights of immigrants especially the Dreamers whose fate now hangs in the balance after the present administration ended the DACA program.
Category: Fitness, History, Sports

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Event
Oct28

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Oct28

“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

Oct28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
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, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, History, Seniors, Fall Festivals
Free!

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