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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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 26

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.

Aug 26

Randall's Island Historical Tour (North)

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. RIPA’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges,…
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Ride: Pedaling Through The Past

at Staten Island Borough Hall , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bike New York and the Alice Austen House on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites.

Aug 27

108th Annual Memorial Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join the Society of Old Brooklynites for their 108th annual memorial tribute to the American Revolution's Prison Ship Martyrs on the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 27

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Aug 27

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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Free!

Aug 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Aug 28

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

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.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942.
Free!

Aug 30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942.
Free!

Aug 30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942.
Free!

Aug 30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942.
Free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 2

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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

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.

Sep 3

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.

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Free!

Sep 4

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.

Sep 4

Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 4

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Sep 4

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.
Free!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sep 5

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.
Free!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sep 6

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sep 7

Wednesday Night Tour: The Great East River Suspension Bridge

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn what was involved in engineering and building the great Brooklyn Bridge.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 9

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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

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.

Sep 10

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 11

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Free!

Sep 11

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.

Sep 11

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You’ll walk the footsteps of wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets.

Sep 11

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Sep 11

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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sep 12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 12

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.
Free!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sep 13

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sep 14

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Sep 14

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sep 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 16

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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

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.

Sep 17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sep 17

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Free!

Sep 18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Sep 18

32nd Annual Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 18

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Sep 18

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.
Free!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sep 19

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Sep 19

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.
Free!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sep 20

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sep 21

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

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.
Free!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 23

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.

Sep 23

Randall's Island Historical Tour (North)

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. RIPA’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges,…
Free!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Free!

Sep 24

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.

Sep 24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Sep 24

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Free!

Sep 24

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Free!

Sep 25

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.
Free!

Sep 25

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Sep 25

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sep 26

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

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.
Free!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 30

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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

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.

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Oct 2

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Oct 3

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.

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oct 5

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.
Free!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oct 6

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 7

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.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Bronx River Ramble

at West Farms #2 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.
Free!

Oct 8

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.

Oct 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 8

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.
Free!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

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.
Free!

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Oct 9

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.

Oct 9

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You’ll walk the footsteps of wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets.

Oct 9

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Oct 9

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.
Free!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 10

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.
Free!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct 13

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oct 14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 14

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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

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.

Oct 15

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Oct 15

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 16

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Oct 16

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.
Free!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18

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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oct 19

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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Oct 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 21

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.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Free!

Oct 22

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.

Oct 22

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.
Free!

Oct 22

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Free!

Oct 22

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

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.

Oct 23

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Oct 23

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.
Free!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oct 24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Oct 24

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.
Free!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oct 26

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Oct 28

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.

Oct 28

Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

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.

Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Oct 29

Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Free!

Oct 30

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Free!

Oct 30

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Oct 31

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.
Free!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nov 13

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You’ll walk the footsteps of wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets.

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