Hudson RIver and Riverside Drive Walk
Time & Location
About The Event
DESCRIPTION: This is a casual stroll from the West Harlem Piers Park at 125th Street to the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge at 178th Street. I will be weaving in history as we walk along Riverside Drive, Riverside Park, Riverbank State Park and Fort Washington Park.
The tour is free with a voluntary donation. Note that there is a limit of 15 people and registration is through my Meetup.com group Exploring NYC HIstory and Neighborhoods. You have to first join the group through Meetup.com and there is no cost involved. Three spaces are set aside for new group members so if you are new to the group you can gain a spot if you are among the top three registrants on the waiting list. Waiting lists are the norm as we have over 6,000 members!
Masks and social distancing are required. Bring hand sanitizer, snacks and water (and lunch if you would like to eat by the lighthouse at the end of our walk at 1:00pm). Distinctive sites along this approximately 3.5 mile walk include the unique Riverbank State Park, "Invisible Man" sculpture honoring author Ralph Ellison who lived on Riverside Drive @150th Street, Trinity Church Cemetery (Manhattan's only active burial site), the Audubon Park Historic District, and the site of artist John James Audubon estate.
Note: we'll have a restroom stop at Manhattan's only state park, Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. This will be early in the tour (about 30 minutes from the start). When we end our walk by the lighthouse, you can reverse course or head up to Washington Heights for the A train at 181st Street and Fort Washington Heights (some blocks uphill) or the M4 bus and #1 subway.
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