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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 311 events
from April 30, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Friday, May 12, 2017

May12

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, Nature, History, Tours

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May13

Bronx Food and Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens

at East 161st Street and Grand Concourse, Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Visit three longstanding community gardens to explore their history and meet the gardeners who currently care for them.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Tours, Food, Talks, Seniors

May13

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!

May13

Revolutionary New York: Fort Greene Park

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 about the traditions and dress of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.
Category: History
Free!

May13

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!

May13

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, Nature, History, Tours

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May14

Summer on the Hudson: Rail Yard History Tour

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an informative walking tour of Riverside Park South with rail-history expert Tom Flagg.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May14

World's Fair History Walking Tour: Mother's Day Edition

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take your World's Best Mom on our World's Fair Walking Tour on Mother's Day. Everyone is welcome, and we'll have a free chocolate rose for every mom who takes the tour (while supplies last).
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May14

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

May14

World's Fair History Walking Tour: Mother's Day Edition

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, and we'll have a free chocolate rose for every mom who takes the tour (while supplies last).
Category: History, Tours, Mother's Day
Free!

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