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Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House

Saturday, June 7, 2014

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history.  The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse originated in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  The Coast Guard relocated it to the west side of Manhattan in 1921.  The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift with illustrations by Lynd Ward, published in 1942.  Join the Urban Park Rangers as we open the doors and allow patrons to enjoy the views and sights on this mostly self-guided tour.  No reservations needed, first come first served.


Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park Accessible
West 181 Street and Plaza Lafayette
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Location Details:
Closest park entrance is located at 181st Street and Riverside Drive



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Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 304-2365


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Portions of Fort Washington Park are closed to reconstruct the park entrance to Fort Washington Park on the south side of Dyckman Street and construct one mile of new greenway for pedestrians, cyclists and public waterfront access and enjoyment along the Hudson River. Construction is being done in an environmentally sensitive manner to maximize preservation of existing trees. Among the amenities the construction will provide are park lighting, new asphalt pavement and sub base, improved drainage, fencing, pruning of existing vegetation and planting of new trees, shrubs and wild flowers.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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