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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 126 events
from July 28, 2016 to November 13, 2016
in History (x) category

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and Walt Whitman's life during his days in Brooklyn.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 13

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 13

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 13

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 13

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: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 13

Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen in a program of dances.
Category: Dance, Art, History, Waterfront

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug 14

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn about the famous World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Category: History, Talks
Free!

Aug 14

World's Fair History Tour

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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Aug 14

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

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