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Guided Tour of Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis at Marcus Garvey Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

12:00 p.m.

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Preservationist and architect Angel Ayon will give a guided tour of the Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis.

Built in 1857, the structure is the only surviving example of cast-iron watchtowers built throughout the city during the 19th century. The stone Acropolis was created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s as an observation plaza with 360-degree views of upper Manhattan.

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Directions to Marcus Garvey Park

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

BathroomsMarcus Garvey Park (Pool)

The little league comfort station at Marcus Garvey Park is currently closed for reconstruction.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

Marcus Garvey Park Weather

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    52°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    57°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    55°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    49°F

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