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Urban Park Rangers: History and Culture

Discover NYC's storied past with our expert Urban Park Rangers as your guide to historical events, people, and communities that have shaped our city and Parks.

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Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Urban Park Rangers: History and Culture Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

East Village Gardens Walk

at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tour the neighborhood with our Urban Park Rangers, and discover some of these "hidden" gardens that unite local residents.
Free!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Summer on the Hudson: 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 readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and more!
Free!

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Historic New York: Green-Wood Cemetery

at Green-Wood Cemetery

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs and mausoleums of this historic cemetery. Registration is required.
Free!

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Queens Park of the Month: Ridgewood Reservoir

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Join us to explore this incredible natural resource.
Free!

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct19

Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This memorial was built in the center of Fort Greene Park in 1908 as a tribute to the 11,000 men, women, and children who died on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary war.
Free!

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Oct19

Open House New York: Fort Totten

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tucked away on the northeastern edge of Queens is a rare remnant of New York City’s past that many don’t even know exist. Join the Rangers for a tour of this historic landmark in Queens.
Free!

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Oct19

Open House New York: Little Red Lighthouse

at 181 Street and Riverside Drive (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a tour of this historic landmark.
Free!

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