Tours

In New York, you're always a moment away from history. Explore historic houses and New York City's greatest parks through free and low-cost local tours. Expert tour guides will lead you through some of our most impressive public spaces, sharing their insights on topics ranging from history, to nature, to environmental sustainability. Educational tours geared towards children are also regularly available throughout the year.

Tours Events

Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8

Family Fun Hikes in Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy storytime by reading, “All the Ways I Love You,” by Susan Larkin, just before our special Mother's Day hike. Then make mom a special bouquet from natural materials collected on the trail.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9

Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

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

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May 9

Water’s Edge Garden Tour

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) maintains a variety of planted and themed gardens and landscaped areas throughout the park, all created using native species and sustainable practices.
Free!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May11

Jesse Owens Victory Lap Running Tour with Bronx Sole

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the Bronx Sole runners for a tour celebrating the island’s rich athletic history, specifically Jesse Owens’ victorious Olympic trial performance.
Free!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May15

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

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

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

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May15

South Bronx Gardens Bike Tour

at El Coqui Community GardenBronx This is an Accessible location, Synergi Urban Garden 2.0Bronx, Morning GloryBronx, Rainbow Garden of Life and HealthBronx, Moore HousesBronx, Brook ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The community gardens highlighted demonstrate this legacy by providing the visitor a glimpse of South Bronx’s unique take on eco-sustainability, community needs provision, youth and senior involvement, entrepreneurship, indigenous spirituality, animal husbandry, and cultural inclusivity.
Free!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

May22

Birding by Bike Tour

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Brookfield Park while enjoying the vistas and nature. We will stop at several sites along the way to view various species of migratory birds.
Free!

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

May23

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

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

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

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May23

Urban Farm Tour

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This tour will engage your five senses as you experience the abundance of growth and activity within our one-acre space — from rice to collards, and chickens to compost.
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, May 29, 2021

May29

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

at Kimlau SquareManhattan

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

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

May30

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

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

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

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May30

Nature Exploration: Frogs

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we listen for frog calls and identify frog species in High Rock Park. All the data we collect will contribute to a nationwide citizen science project called FrogWatch USA.
Free!

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