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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Oct27

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Oct27

Explore at Home

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Historic house museums partner on this six-week virtual series to make suncatcher designs, explore textile-making, discover chemistry in art, and more!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Oct28

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct29

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Oct29

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House, Past & Present

at Virtual/Online Workshop

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Venture into the dark & ghostly shadows of history – virtually, from the safety of your home – to hear true stories of the strange & chilling happenings at the Merchant's House Museum.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Oct30

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Oct30

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Find your way through Queen's Farm famous corn maze this fall!

Must See
Event
Oct30

Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House, Past & Present

at Virtual/Online Workshop

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Venture into the dark & ghostly shadows of history – virtually, from the safety of your home – to hear true stories of the strange & chilling happenings at the Merchant's House Museum.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Nov 3

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Nov 3

Explore at Home

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Historic house museums partner on this six-week virtual series to make suncatcher designs, explore textile-making, discover chemistry in art, and more!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Nov 4

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Nov 4

Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture: A "Behind the Ropes" Virtual Tour

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture offers a close look at the Tredwell family furniture collection, examining pieces bought for this house, as well as those brought from their previous home.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Nov 5

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Nov 6

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Nov 8

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Nov10

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Nov10

Explore at Home

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Historic house museums partner on this six-week virtual series to make suncatcher designs, explore textile-making, discover chemistry in art, and more!

Best For
Kids
Nov10

Explore at Home with HHT: Cardboard Loom Weaving

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Textile production is an ancient process and many different kinds of materials can be woven together to create fabric. Participants will learn about different fabrics and how to make a cardboard loom, and will be able to experiment with their own woven creations.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nov11

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Nov12

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Nov13

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Nov14

Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion

at Virtual/Online Workshop

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days on Zoom! Enjoy fun activities while learning about the oldest house in Manhattan!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Nov17

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Nov17

Explore at Home

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Historic house museums partner on this six-week virtual series to make suncatcher designs, explore textile-making, discover chemistry in art, and more!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Nov18

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Nov19

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Nov20

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Nov22

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nov24

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Nov24

Explore at Home

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Historic house museums partner on this six-week virtual series to make suncatcher designs, explore textile-making, discover chemistry in art, and more!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Nov25

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Nov26

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Nov27

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Dec 1

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dec 2

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec 3

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Dec 4

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Dec 8

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Dec 9

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dec10

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Dec11

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dec12

Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion

at Virtual/Online Workshop

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days on Zoom! Enjoy fun activities while learning about the oldest house in Manhattan!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dec15

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dec16

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dec17

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dec18

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Dec22

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Dec23

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Dec24

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Dec25

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Dec29

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Dec30

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Dec31

Alice Austen House Tours

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alice Austen House Museum is offering socially-distanced tours of this historic site on Staten Island, which now features an exhibition about Audre Lorde.

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