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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 129 events
from July 26, 2016 to November 13, 2016
in History (x) category

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour

at Fort Washington Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.
Category: History, Best for Kids, Tours, Family Camping
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter

at Samuel Seabury Playground, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama.
Category: Film, History, Sports, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events.
Category: Film, History, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

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, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug 7

Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century.
Category: Art, History

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 7

Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tour

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, fighting for the rights we have today and—for some—even the Underground Railroad!
Category: History, Tours

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

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: History, Tours

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

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