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, July 29, 2021

Jul29

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Jul29

Growing Uptown: Cilantro

at Virtual/Online Workshop

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Director of Education, and Founder of Garden Kitchen Lab, Fabiola Cáceres at her kitchen-garden workshop.
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

History of Immigration in Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens

2:30 a.m.3:30 a.m.
This lecture on the History of Immigration will be given by Queensboro Historian, Jack Eichenbaum, and he will talk about his experiences as a social geographer living in Queens for decades.

Jul31

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Jul31

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Aug 7

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

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
Aug12

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

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
Aug13

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Nature Exploration: Powell's Cove

at 130th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore this unique waterfront park.
Free!

Aug14

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Aug14

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Aug14

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!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

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
Aug19

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

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
Aug20

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Farmhouse Family Day; Beautiful Bees

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us in making arts and crafts for World Honey Bee Day and explore our historic farm and grounds all during Family Day!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Aug21

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Aug22

Fossil Exploration Workshop

at Bush Terminal Park Entrance on 43rd Street (in Bush Terminal Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The rocks that make up the jetty at Bush Terminal Piers Park are full of tiny fossils. Learn how they formed, how they got to Brooklyn, and see them up close. Registration Required.
Free!

Aug22

Historic New York: Fort Totten

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens Aug. 11-14.
Free!

Aug22

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Aug26

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Aug27

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Aug28

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aug29

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Aug29

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!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Sep 2

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Sep 3

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sep 4

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Sep 4

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sep 5

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sep 9

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Sep10

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Sep11

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sep12

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sep16

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sep17

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sep18

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Sep18

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sep19

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sep23

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sep24

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sep25

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Sep25

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sep26

Open Village

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Oct 2

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Oct 9

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Oct16

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Oct23

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Oct30

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Nov 6

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Nov13

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Nov20

A Stitch in Time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a been a part of women's cultural and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.
Free!

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