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.

Please note: For everyone's safety, we are asking all participants to observe the following guidelines:  

  • Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated, or if it makes you feel more comfortable  
  • All individuals should maintain social distancing of six feet during programming, regardless of vaccination status  
  • Please wear a mask if social distancing cannot be maintained  
  • Wash your hands before attending a program  
  • Stay home if you are sick  

Some programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Urban Park Rangers: History and Culture Events

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Historic New York: Bronx River History

at East 174th Street and Sheridan Boulevard (in Starlight Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a guided walk along the Bronx River to learn about the rich history behind the formation of the parks through which it flows.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

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 22, 2021

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!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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!

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