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 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:11:08 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 15, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 16, 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 16, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 16, 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: 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 2018-07-16 2018-07-16 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum Date: July 18, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-18 2018-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103091da8d6.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: July 19, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/tour-the-battery Date: July 19, 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 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 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[A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead Date: July 19, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour.

Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously-haunted locations.

Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

This walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upcoming Tours: August 16, September 20

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-109

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 20, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert Date: July 20, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99bf60c1534.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/20/candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: July 20, 2018

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night.

Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-20 2018-07-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: July 21, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Excursion: Clearwater Sail on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/excursion-clearwater-sail-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/excursion-clearwater-sail-on-the-hudson Date: July 21, 2018

Join us aboard the historic Clearwater Hudson River Sloop! Setting sail from the Yonkers Pier, get closer to the majestic Palisades and experience the serenity of the river. While each sail is an ecological adventure and a voyage of discovery, we will also have a discussion around environmental education and advocacy for our beloved and beautiful Hudson River.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d74442533c.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Energy Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop Date: July 21, 2018

Solar Energy is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems.

Solar Energy Family Workshop
Queens Historical Society will be offering a workshop for children to assemble a Solar Rover Kit. This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5accf0e60cc8c.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: July 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 21, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 21, 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.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d74ccab959.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 22, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong Date: July 22, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afb1075c344e.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 23, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 23, 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: 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum Date: July 25, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103091da8d6.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York’s Guelaguetza Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/performance-ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-yorks-guelaguetza-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/performance-ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-yorks-guelaguetza-festival Date: July 25, 2018

Come and immerse yourself in one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture: the 6th annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City comes to Socrates Sculpture Park for a cultural celebration of joy and pride through music, dance, and crafts from the eight regions of the state of Oaxaca. The festival is the most celebrated event in Mexico, brought to New York by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY) since 2013. BFMNY is a non-profit organization founded in 1983, celebrating 35 years of proudly promoting Mexican culture and tradition.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Athens in Manhattan: The Role of Greek Revival Architecture in Early New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city Date: July 25, 2018

America turns 242 this year, and even if we start counting from the arrival of the Dutch in 1642, New York City is less than 400 years old — a baby by global standards!

As a burgeoning metropolis in a young republic, 19th-century New York sought to strengthen its position in the world by connecting itself to history—especially Ancient Greece, regarded as the birthplace of democracy. From these efforts, the Greek Revival style of architecture was born, linking New York to the glorious “Golden Age” of Athens in the 5th century BCE.

Join us for a walking tour focused on Greek Revival architecture in the neighborhood of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, itself an example of this powerfully symbolic style. Along the way, we’ll learn about the specific features of Greek Revival and compare the realities of Ancient Greek civilization with the ideal presented in 19th-century America. Enjoy Greek nibbles in the garden.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Walking tour #1
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Reception in the garden of the Merchant’s House Museum
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Walking tour #2

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Please note: Reservations required. Open in late June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: July 26, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/tour-the-battery Date: July 26, 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 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 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[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Henna and Hops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/evening-cocktail-craft-henna-and-hops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/evening-cocktail-craft-henna-and-hops Date: July 26, 2018

Join Henna Darling to explore the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Participants will see the henna plant, learn to prepare henna paste, and try their hand at practicing this unique art form. Sip on botanical brews from the borough of Queens while you create your own designs.

Adults 21+ only.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-26 2018-07-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee55460886.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 27, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-27 2018-07-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 27, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-07-27 2018-07-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 28, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event. Performances will take place from noon - 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-07-28 2018-07-28 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield Date: July 28, 2018

Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks. Did you know that NYC and parts of the East River waterfront are giant rock deposits from a glacier? Did you know you can tell the difference between rocks by identifying what types of minerals they contain? You’ll learn more cool facts like these while gaining a new appreciation for the unique land formation of Socrates. Best of all, you get to design and take home your very own Geological Pet!

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-28 2018-07-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 28, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-28 2018-07-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/thunderbird-40th-annual-grand-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 29, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event. Performances will take place from noon - 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge Date: July 29, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Water is life! During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue

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2018-07-29 2018-07-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83719500000000000, -73.93670330000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b292c9388c21.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 29, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 30, 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 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 30, 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 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 30, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 30, 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: 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 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/tour-the-battery Date: August 2, 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 2018-08-02 2018-08-02 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[Herbal Medicine Workshop and Demonstration with Karen Rose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/herbal-medicine-workshop-and-demonstration-with-karen-rose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/herbal-medicine-workshop-and-demonstration-with-karen-rose Date: August 4, 2018

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Free demonstration. $5 materials fee to make your own products. You can reserve materials with pre-purchase or pay day of workshop, supplies are limited.

Ages 13 and up.

Karen M. Rose is trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine and is personally dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions with regards to their health and lives. As owner of Sacred Vibes Healing and the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a Brooklyn-based, community herbal apothecary, Karen is connected to both the earth and the community in which she practices, consults and teaches herbal medicine. Learn more about Karen at www.sacredvibeshealing.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af4797708471.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Games Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/hands-on-history-games-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/hands-on-history-games-day Date: August 4, 2018

Join us at King Manor for fun and games on the grounds. We’ll be trying our hand at toys children would have played with over 200 years ago, and learning all the ways they kept themselves busy without modern technology. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182060545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 6, 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: 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/09/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/09/tour-the-battery Date: August 9, 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 2018-08-09 2018-08-09 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Autumn Sonata]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/arts-culture-fun-ingmar-film-festival-autumn-sonata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/arts-culture-fun-ingmar-film-festival-autumn-sonata Date: August 11, 2018

Join us this summer for special movie screenings of Ingmar Bergman films, part of a worldwide celebration to mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of renowned director and writer Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007).

Autumn Sonata
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman’s major dramatic works.

Accessibility
Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-08-11 2018-08-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaad746de630.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: August 12, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: August 12, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: August 12, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 13, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef29f78635.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 13, 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 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 13, 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 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 13, 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: 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 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/14/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/14/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 14, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-14 2018-08-14 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef29f78635.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 15, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-15 2018-08-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef29f78635.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 16, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef29f78635.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/tour-the-battery Date: August 16, 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 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 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[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 17, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef29f78635.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: August 18, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

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 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 20, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation,Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York,and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef47904f0c.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 20, 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 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 20, 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 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 20, 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: 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 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 21, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation,Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York,and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef47904f0c.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 22, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation,Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York,and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef47904f0c.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 23, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation,Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York,and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef47904f0c.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/tour-the-battery Date: August 23, 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 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 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[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 24, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation,Operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York,and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ef47904f0c.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 27, 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 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 27, 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 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 27, 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: 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 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/tour-the-battery Date: August 30, 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 2018-08-30 2018-08-30 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[Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music Date: September 1, 2018

Come listen to and enjoy live 18th century music at King Manor, performed by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle)! Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn more about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (7180 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/tour-the-battery Date: September 6, 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 2018-09-06 2018-09-06 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[Festival Minokan: A Song and Drum Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/festival-minokan-a-song-drum-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/festival-minokan-a-song-drum-celebration Date: September 8, 2018

Join Fanmi Asoto for a festival of Haitian singing and drumming. Lakou Souvenance ceremony honoring the spirits of Dahomey with music, dancing and food.

Open to all who wish to learn about and experience this traditional Haitian celebration.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af457e70c3e4.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:28 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: September 9, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: September 9, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: September 9, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 10, 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 2018-09-10 2018-09-10 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 10, 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 2018-09-10 2018-09-10 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 10, 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: 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 2018-09-10 2018-09-10 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/13/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/13/tour-the-battery Date: September 13, 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 2018-09-13 2018-09-13 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[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day Date: September 15, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

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 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: September 15, 2018

NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo”!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: John J Carty Park

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.61330032348633000, -74.03019714355469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50530454ac.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 17, 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 2018-09-17 2018-09-17 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 17, 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 2018-09-17 2018-09-17 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 17, 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: 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 2018-09-17 2018-09-17 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/20/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/20/tour-the-battery Date: September 20, 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 2018-09-20 2018-09-20 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 24, 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 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 24, 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 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 24, 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: 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 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/tour-the-battery Date: September 27, 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 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 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[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 29, 2018

Celebrate Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children's bok, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094700000, -73.94680023193400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dae31b1f3f.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: October 1, 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 2018-10-01 2018-10-01 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: October 1, 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 2018-10-01 2018-10-01 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: October 1, 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: 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 2018-10-01 2018-10-01 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST