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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 196 events
from July 24, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug10

Movies with a View: 42

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger.
Category: Film, History, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug11

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

Aug11

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug12

Historic New York: Astoria Park Highlights

at Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.
Category: History
Free!

Aug12

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!

Aug12

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug12

Handheld Games of the Past

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.
Category: Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
Category: Concerts, Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug13

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug13

World's Fair History Walking Tour

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home,and more.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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