NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:09:29 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 15, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 15, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 15, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 15, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 15, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 15, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 15, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Archtober Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 15, 2018

Executive Director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Paul Gunther, will lead a one-hour tour concentrating on the architecture of this rare surviving example of a Federal-era wood frame house built as a county retreat in 1799 by Scottish immigrant and successful trader Archibald Gracie. The visit also includes the 1966 Wagner Wing built as a public event and meeting space in what as a controversial classical revival style by Mott Schmidt, whose solution flew in the face of Modernism near its theoretical apogee. Since the year 1942 the now landmark mansion serves as The People ‘s House and official residence of New York’s mayors.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 16, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 16, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 16, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 16, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 16, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 17, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 17, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 17, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 17, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 17, 2018

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

Details

Meet: Alexander von Humbolt statue (West 77th and Central Park West) Start Map location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Last tour of the month is free with registration

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6deff972a65.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt House: A Touch of Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/van-cortlandt-house-a-touch-of-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/van-cortlandt-house-a-touch-of-dutch Date: October 17, 2018

Join Van Cortlandt House Museum's Director Laura Carpenter Myers for a special tour of the house in celebration of Archtober 2018!

The tour will focus on the elements of the design, construction, and finishings that reflect the Van Cortlandt family's Dutch heritage. In spite of of having ancestors who helped to found New Amsterdam and a very Dutch surname, Frederick Van Cortlandt chose a decidedly English style of architecture, with a "touch of Dutch" for the house he had built on his wheat plantation starting in 1748.

On her tour, Ms. Carpenter Myers will highlight these Dutch features and discuss the design choices of the two prominent residents of the house, James and Augustus Van Cortlandt. These sons of Frederick and Frances Jay Van Cortlandt were able to make their mark on their father's house with finish carpentry and decorative touches throughout the house. James' ownership of the house began in 1750 upon his father's death. He inherited an unfinished house not ready for habitation. His brother Augustus inherited the house after his brother's death in 1781.

This special tour will go "behind the ropes" for a look at seldom seen features of the house.

Please note: Space is limited so reservations are highly recommended. Please call (718) 543-3344 or email info@vchm.org Photography is welcome but please no backpacks or sharp-heeled shoes.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7437bcddce5.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour – Southern Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/historical-tour-southern-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/historical-tour-southern-island Date: October 17, 2018

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Learn about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that have shaped the Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b47a97a69aa0.jpg Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:42:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 18, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 18, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 18, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 18, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/tour-the-battery Date: October 18, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 18, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt Date: October 18, 2018

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs in an authentic period parlor.

Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, Humperdinck, and others.

75 minutes.

Please note: Reservations are required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:29:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 19, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 19, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 19, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 19, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: October 19, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 19, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 19, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 19, 2018

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Ghost tours sell out quickly! Purchase your tickets online!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:57:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation Date: October 20, 2018

On this special midnight candlelight ghost tour, join renowned paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a real-time ghost hunt of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”.

Mr. Sturges will lead you through the house at the darkest hour, discussing his methodology and sharing some of his most chilling experiences and eeriest findings. At the end of the tour, you can flex your own ghost-hunting muscles and see whether you capture any mysterious and otherworldly phenomena.

The tour is 75 minutes long; capacity strictly limited to 20.

Please note: Doors open at 11:50 p.m.; NO LATE ENTRY once the tour begins at midnight. Purchase tickets online!

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 1:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 0:00 am 1:30 am 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:29:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 20, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: High Line Park Past and Present]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/rangers-choice-high-line-park-past-and-present http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/rangers-choice-high-line-park-past-and-present Date: October 20, 2018

The High Line has a rich history relevant to New York City's mercantile status. Re-opened to the public in 2009, this park is one of the most visited places in New York City and a model for innovative creation of green spaces. Learn more about the past and present of this park.

Please note: Registration is required. To enter the lottery, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration page on Wednesday, October 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: On the High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74681585352800000, -74.00574207305900000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:43:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 20, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 20, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 20, 2018

Enjoy the changing seasons this Fall at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum at our Free Family Days and Farmers Markets!

Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more! This October cozy up by the fire as we cook up some tasty treats over our outdoor hearth.

Starting at 1:00 p.m., we’ll mix up a batch of waffles from scratch, cook them in our very own Wyckoff Waffle Irons over the fire and finished with homemade butter and local syrup!

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce. Make sure to pick up your Halloween pumpkin at our pumpkin patch!

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6ca38852e96.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House: Witness to War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war Date: October 20, 2018

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b72fd86de2cd.jpg Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[King Manor Fall Festival 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/king-manor-fall-festival-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/king-manor-fall-festival-2018 Date: October 20, 2018

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at our annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.

This event is FREE to the public and does not require an RSVP! See you there!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba0081381684.jpg Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 20, 2018

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b51af36b42.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: October 20, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 20, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 20, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of "Manhattan's Most Haunted House"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 20, 2018

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

$40, $25 MHM Members. Ghost tours SELL OUT quickly!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:58:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/paranormal-investigation Date: October 20, 2018

Learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite!

please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b86c314a31bc.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:44:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation Date: October 21, 2018

On this special midnight candlelight ghost tour, join renowned paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a real-time ghost hunt of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”.

Mr. Sturges will lead you through the house at the darkest hour, discussing his methodology and sharing some of his most chilling experiences and eeriest findings. At the end of the tour, you can flex your own ghost-hunting muscles and see whether you capture any mysterious and otherworldly phenomena.

The tour is 75 minutes long; capacity strictly limited to 20.

Please note: Doors open at 11:50 p.m.; NO LATE ENTRY once the tour begins at midnight. Purchase tickets online!

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 1:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 0:00 am 1:30 am 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:29:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 21, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 21, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Home Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/old-home-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/old-home-day Date: October 21, 2018

Come home to Historic Richmond Town!

A family favorite for generations, Old Home Day returns this October featuring historic trades demonstrations, music, food, crafts, and sweet treats. The world of the past comes alive—and you may even rekindle your own memories of Richmond Town!

Old Home Day’s roots can be traced back to the 1950s, when objects from the historical museum’s collection were brought outside to the lawn along Court Place, and visitors could enjoy demonstrations of carpentry, metalsmithing, and fiber arts. William McMillen, Richmond Town’s former Head of Restoration, fondly recalls attending this event as a child, and seeing it grow as the village, itself, expanded. McMillen’s father, Loring, was Staten Island’s borough historian, and a driving force behind the creation of what was then known as the Richmondtown Restoration, and today we are proud to offer many of the same old favorites—and some new features—as we continue this delightful tradition!

The village is alive with the smell of fresh bread baking in the kitchen of the historic Guyon-Lake-Tysen farmhouse. Enjoy hearty soup served in the rear-yard of the Tavern. Visit with the tinsmith, leather-worker, carpenter, blacksmith and basket-maker to discover how household items were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. Weavers, quilters, and tailors complete the image of a county seat from centuries passed.

This event is part of Archtober, a monthlong celebration of architecture and design in New York City.

About Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town is a remarkable living-history village and museum complex that evokes 300 years of the history and culture of New York City. With 28 historic structures on more than 100 acres of New York City parkland just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Historic Richmond Town is a breathtaking glimpse into the City’s rural past.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bae372db65ac.JPG Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:58:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 21, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House: Witness to War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-old-stone-house-witness-to-war Date: October 21, 2018

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b72fd86de2cd.jpg Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: October 21, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 21, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Archtober 2018: Behind the Scenes Tour at King Manor Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/archtober-2018-behind-the-scenes-tour-at-king-manor-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/archtober-2018-behind-the-scenes-tour-at-king-manor-museum Date: October 21, 2018

Join us for a tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived here from 1805 until his death in 1827. Executive Director of the King Manor Museum, Nadezhda Allen, will lead a behind-the-scenes tour, which will encompass the entire house from the basement to the attic and from the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor.

Explore how the house, a designated New York City Individual and Interior Landmark, tells its history of three major phases of construction (c1750, c1790 and 1810) and still holds a few mysteries.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 22, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 22, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 22, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 22, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 22, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 22, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Archtober Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 22, 2018

Executive Director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Paul Gunther, will lead a one-hour tour concentrating on the architecture of this rare surviving example of a Federal-era wood frame house built as a county retreat in 1799 by Scottish immigrant and successful trader Archibald Gracie. The visit also includes the 1966 Wagner Wing built as a public event and meeting space in what as a controversial classical revival style by Mott Schmidt, whose solution flew in the face of Modernism near its theoretical apogee. Since the year 1942, the now landmark mansion serves as The People ‘s House and official residence of New York’s mayors.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 23, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 23, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 23, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 23, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 23, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 24, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 24, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 24, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 24, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 24, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 24, 2018

Please note: 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Tickets
Ghost tours sell out quickly! Purchase your tickets online!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-24 2018-10-24 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:58:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 25, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 25, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 25, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 25, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/tour-the-battery Date: October 25, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 25, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/25/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 25, 2018

Please note: 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Tickets
Ghost tours sell out quickly! Purchase your tickets online!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-25 2018-10-25 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:58:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 26, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 26, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: October 26, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 26, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: October 26, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 26, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park-tour-french-franaise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park-tour-french-franaise Date: October 26, 2018

Faire une visite guidée et laisser les Guides du Central Park Conservancy vous donner la vue de l’initié de quelques-unes des caractéristiques les plus emblématiques du meilleur parc urbain du monde. Apprendre comment un paysage rocheux et marécageux a été transformé en œuvre d’art vivant qui est devenue notre Central Park d’aujourd’hui. Visiter quelques-uns des sites les plus emblématiques du Parc, y compris la Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, le Lake, Bow Bridge, la Bethesda Terrace, le Mall, et la Literary Walk.

L’équipement pour améliorer l’audio sera utilisé pendant cette visite guidée. Un nombre limité de boucles auditives sont disponibles et peut être demandées lors de l’achat de billets.

Rencontre et depart: Centre de Visiteurs Dairy et boutique de cadeaux (milieu du parc entre les rues 64 et 65). Entrez dans le parc à 60th Street et Fifth Avenue, et suivez le chemin adjacent à la route (nord); la laiterie sera sur votre gauche.

Veuillez noter que Google Maps ne reconnaît pas cet emplacement. Carte de l'emplacement de départ.


Terrain: Quelques pentes et quelques escaliers.
Durée de la visite: environ 90 minutes
Coût: Billets $15 (Membres $10). Acheter des billets ici


Pour l'annulation de la météo et d'autres politiques de billets, s'il vous plaît consulter notre Tours Foire Aux Questions (FAQ).

Les groupes de sept personnes ou plus doivent prévoir une visite de groupe trois semaines à l'avance à tours@centralparknyc.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Community Fridays at the Foodway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/free-community-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/free-community-fridays Date: October 26, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Come enjoy Free Community Friday's at the Foodway!


Community Fridays activities at Concrete Plant Park!

4:00PM - 6:00PM Community Paddling

6:00PM - 7:00PM Tours of the Foodway

6:30PM - 7:30PM Fun Family Fitness

7:00PM - 8:30PM Tastings and Cooking Demonstrations

8:00PM Free Movie in the Park Spiderman Homecoming

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6e5e2af4c5.jpg Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:27:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Totten Historic Lantern Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/fort-totten-historic-lantern-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/fort-totten-historic-lantern-tours Date: October 26, 2018

Take a break from the spooks of the Halloween season and tour the Fort Totten Water Battery at night. Rangers will use lanterns to guide you through this Civil War-era fort, highlighting its significance in New York City history.

Please note: This event is intended for all ages and will focus on the historical significance of Fort Totten. It is not designed to scare participants.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7722d678984.JPG Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 26, 2018

Please note: 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Tickets
Ghost tours sell out quickly! Purchase your tickets online!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:58:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Tales of Old Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/haunted-tales-of-old-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/26/haunted-tales-of-old-staten-island Date: October 26, 2018

Some of Staten Island’s most noted historians have documented stories of spirits from one end of the borough to the other. We will recount these tales in the ancient basement of the Conference House—which is actually the site of one supernatural occurrence!

Sailors’ Snug Harbor spirits, ghosts at the Haunted Swamp in Grasmere, and a few apparitions who have manifested themselves at Prince’s Bay will be featured, as will others… Boo!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-26 2018-10-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50307446669900000, -74.25323104858400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb4e8e60c888.jpeg Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:27:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/deadofnight-candlelight-ghost-tour-and-paranormal-investigation Date: October 27, 2018

On this special midnight candlelight ghost tour, join renowned paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a real-time ghost hunt of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”.

Mr. Sturges will lead you through the house at the darkest hour, discussing his methodology and sharing some of his most chilling experiences and eeriest findings. At the end of the tour, you can flex your own ghost-hunting muscles and see whether you capture any mysterious and otherworldly phenomena.

The tour is 75 minutes long; capacity strictly limited to 20.

Please note: Doors open at 11:50 p.m.; NO LATE ENTRY once the tour begins at midnight. Purchase tickets online!

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 1:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-27 2018-10-27 0:00 am 1:30 am 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:29:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: October 27, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-27 2018-10-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk the High Bridge and Explore Nearby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/walk-the-high-bridge-explore-nearby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/walk-the-high-bridge-explore-nearby Date: October 27, 2018

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day trippers once more.

Let’s take a long walk that starts across the Harlem River via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way, we will pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel, and to New York baseball. \Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles), plus elevated subway train transfers.

(Metro North Hudson Line riders can ride down to Manhattan with the guide.)

Bring snacks, drinks and a sun hat/light-colored umbrella.

This event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 671-7112

Location: Northeast corner of 168 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2018-10-27 2018-10-27 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.84095749865600000, -73.93935697605700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bbd01cd0c335.jpg Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:43:34 EDT