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Seneca Village

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

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Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Location

85th Street and Central Park West in Central Park
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 772-0288

Contact Email

tours@centralparknyc.org

Categories

Education, History, Tours

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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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