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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 61–70 out of 306 events
from April 30, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids
Free!

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May20

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

May20

Bowne House Celebrates Sacred Sites with the Landmarks Conservancy

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Bowne House Museum hosts a roundtable discussion with Queen's religious historians.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Talks, Seniors

May20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May20

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!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May21

Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.
Category: History
Free!

May21

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

May21

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

May21

Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, May 22, 2017

May22

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!

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