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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 283 events
from March 26, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr11

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!

Apr11

Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games

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, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.
Category: Education, Games, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

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!

Apr11

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 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!

Apr11

Illustrated Lecture - At the Tredwells' Table: Culinary Customs of Mid-19th Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
You’ll learn about nearby Tompkins’ Market; how the American kitchen and cooking techniques have evolved over time; and the Tredwell family’s elaborate entertainments in the double parlor.
Category: History, Tours, Food

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr12

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

Apr12

Kids Week Queens: Native American Games

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a fun afternoon of games and a little history about Native American games.
Category: Education, Games, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Apr13

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Apr13

Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apr14

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

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