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The 1960s - A Turning Point for Central Park: Harlem Meer Social Hour

Thursday, May 16, 2013

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Learn about the innovative experiments of the 1960s in Central Park, including avant-garde art performances, popular concerts, and new approaches to playgrounds. Hear how this unique interaction between art, design, and public space led to serious decline and influenced the Park's eventual preservation and restoration with the establishment of the Conservancy. Ages 18+

Location

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 360-1461

Contact Email

hlook@centralparknyc.org

Categories

Art, History, Talks

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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