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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 81–90 out of 457 events
from April 25, 2018 to December 10, 2018
in History (x) category

Friday, May 11, 2018

May11

Mind Reading and Mysticism at the Merchant’s House with Mentalist Kent Axell

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join renowned mentalist Kent Axell in the Tredwell family’s Greek Revival double parlor as he takes us back in time 150 years to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery.
Category: History

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival

at Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover their unique geologic features of the rocks of Highbridge Park, make art, watch climbing demonstrations by REI, and then try bouldering yourself!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Sports, Tours, Seniors, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May12

Historic New York: Fort Greene

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 significance of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, the Battle of Brooklyn, and the circumstances of the prisoners’ internment on the prison ships.
Category: History
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Historic New York: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn more of the significance of NYC's oldest standing bridge and the history of the city's first water supply system.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May12

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May13

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, Underground Home, th second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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