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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 138 events
from October 20, 2017 to December 31, 2017
with keyword/phrase “central park tour” (x)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

Central Park: Olmsted's Vision

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.
Category: History
Free!

Oct21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct21

Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater, Halloween

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct22

Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids

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