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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 51–60 out of 114 events
from September 28, 2016 to December 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct15

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct15

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Oct15

Open House New York: Kingsland Homestead

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
In celebration of Open House New York, Kingsland Homestead will open its doors for free public visits.
Category: History, Open House New York
Free!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct16

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

Oct16

Open House NY: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. Tours are approximately 20 to 30 minutes long, and are offered throughout the day.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

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Oct16

Open House New York: Alice Austen House

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In celebration of Open House New York, enjoy free tours of Clear Comfort, including Alice Austen’s darkroom.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront, Open House New York
Free!

Oct16

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden and cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max. 20 guests).
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Open House New York
Free!

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Oct16

Open House New York Weekend at Bartow-Pell

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum educators will take visitors through the mansion and circa 1850 carriage house to highlight the splendid Greek Revival interiors and an impressive collection.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct16

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Garden admission prices: $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct16

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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