History



Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp

Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$500
Elementary school-aged kids can step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor and outdoor activities and crafts. Be a...

Colonial Games Day

Wednesday, August 22, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Stop by the 18th century Philipse Manor Hall and learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1700's. Try...

Storytime at the Museum

Thursday, August 23, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Preschoolers ages 3½ to 5 (accompanied by a caregiver) can hear stories, sing songs and enjoy hands-on museum activities in the county's...

Capturing the Magic Weekend

Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
FREE
See a demonstration of the magic lantern, a Victorian-era storytelling tradition, watch the parlor magic including needle swallowing in homage to Houdini...

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: 50th Anniversary Charles Tolliver's "Paper Man"

Friday, August 24, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park ~ Harlem
FREE
NYC's annual salute to legendary saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver's debut album "Paper Man"...

Pirate Quest

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Philipsburg Manor ~ Westchester
$12, $10/seniors & students, $6/ages 3-17, free/ages 2  & under
Hunt through the grounds of historic Philipsburg Manor, loading precious cargo onto digital pirate ships in a pirate-themed mobile game. Explore the...

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
$35+, Free/ages 11 & under
Time travel to the twenties with dance lessons and performances, picnicking, vintage motorcar exhibitions, and carnival games and prizes for junior gents...

Summer of Magic: Visit a Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Examine antique projection equipment and painted glass slides, and see how Victorian magic lanternists conjured images of spirits, distant lands, and illustrations...

Calypso at the Zoo

Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo ~ Brooklyn
Free with Admission
A zoo-themed West Indian carnival with steelpan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts, and of course, Caribbean culture. Learn about the unique wildlife...

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, August 26, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Prospect Park, Long Meadow ~ Brooklyn
$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children
Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by...

Battle of Brooklyn Monuments Tour

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Lefferts Historic House ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Travel from the Lefferts Historic House down East Drive to view some of Prospect Park's Revolutionary War Monuments. Hear accounts of the...

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
$35+, Free/ages 11 & under
Time travel to the twenties with dance lessons and performances, picnicking, vintage motorcar exhibitions, and carnival games and prizes for junior gents...

Summer of Magic: Visit a Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Examine antique projection equipment and painted glass slides, and see how Victorian magic lanternists conjured images of spirits, distant lands, and illustrations...

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, August 26, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Lefferts Historic House ~ Brooklyn
$3 Suggested donation
A photo testament to the individuals, couples, families, friends, and even canines, that make up the vibrant landscape of Prospect Park.

Family Ecology Sail

Sunday, August 26, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Seaport District ~ Lower Manhattan
$45/adult, $40/ages 12 & under
See the sights of New York Harbor from the decks of the historic 130-year-old schooner PIONEER. Explore what lives under the surface...

Revolutionary New York Walking Tour – Hamilton, Washington & War

Sunday, August 26, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
City Hall Park ~ Lower Manhattan
$25, $15/students, $20/seniors, free/ages 5 & under
On the “real” NY Independence Day, explore the role New York City played in the American Revolution and founding of America hidden...

Wash Day

Sunday, August 26, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Lefferts Historic House ~ Brooklyn
$3 suggested donation
Cool off from the summer sun at Lefferts Historic House by helping Prospect Park Alliance get the dirt out of their 19th...

Wash Day

Sunday, August 26, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Lefferts Historic House ~ Brooklyn
$3 Suggested donation
Cool off from the summer sun at Lefferts Historic House by helping Prospect Park Alliance get the dirt out of 19th century...

Colonial Games Day

Wednesday, August 29, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Stop by the 18th century Philipse Manor Hall and learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1700's. Try...

Storytime at the Museum

Thursday, August 30, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Preschoolers ages 3½ to 5 (accompanied by a caregiver) can hear stories, sing songs and enjoy hands-on museum activities in the county's...

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