History

Travel back in time with these history walks and lectures. Learn about the city's epic past, and visit some of its less-known relics. Want to learn more? Visit our Parks History page.

History Events

Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9

Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring. Registration is required.
Free!

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

May13

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

May13

Open Orchard School: Heirloom Apples and Pears

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
In this webinar, artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken will share the often lost or forgotten stories of these rare fruits—stories that are woven into the story of NYC itself.
Free!

Friday, May 14, 2021

May14

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May15

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.
Free!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May18

Farm to City with New York Public Library's Culture Pass Program

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Fabiola Cáceres, our educator at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, as she guides you on a tour of the Dyckman Farmhouse and connects the past to the present through the farming life experience in colonial New York.
Free!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

May20

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

Friday, May 21, 2021

May21

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

May21

Open Orchard School: Heirloom Stonefruit

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
In this webinar, artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken will share the often lost or forgotten stories of rare stonefruits (such as peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and cherries)—stories that are woven into the story of NYC itself.
Free!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May23

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian Americans in the Sciences and Environment

at Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this hike through Pelham Bay Park while discussing many contributions made by notable Asian American and Pacific Islander environmentalists, naturalists, and conservationists.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May27

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

Friday, May 28, 2021

May28

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America in a socially distant and safe manner.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

May29

Connecting Parks Walk

at Near the Jerome Avenue and W 166th Street entrance (in Mullaly Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers guide you on a walk to take in scenery through Mullaly Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, and Macombs Dam Park.
Free!

May29

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Chinatown Parks and Monuments

at Kimlau SquareManhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we visit several parks in and around Chinatown and discuss many of the cultural and historical highlights of each site. .
Free!

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

May30

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian Pavilions of the 1964 World’s Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they discuss some of the Asian nations that participated in the 1964 World’s Fair.
Free!

Must See
Event
May30

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 9, 2021

Aug 9

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Aug10

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 16, 2021

Aug16

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Aug18

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aug19

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aug20

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

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