Open House New York: Walking Tour of Morningside Park
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This event repeats every day between 10/13/2018 and 10/14/2018.
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Known for its dramatic sloping topography and designated as a Scenic Landmark by New York City, Morningside Park is the final Olmsted and Vaux design to be completed before Vaux's death in 1895. At the time of its completion, it was hailed as Vaux's crowning achievement and has been called the most intact of all of the Olmsted and Vaux park designs. Come explore this 30-acre gem and learn about significant events that have taken place there, including the protests that stopped Columbia University from building a gymnasium in the park in 1968.
Reservations are required. Please make a reservation on Open House New York's website. This is one of four Morningside Park tours over the Open House New York Weekend. Tours will be led by architect and president of the Friends of Morningside Park, Brad W. Taylor. The tour will walk the entire length of the park from 110th Street to 123rd Street. Come prepared to climb some stairs as well as you explore the steep terrain that kept the city from putting streets through this piece of land.
Meet at the park entrance on the northwest corner of West 110th Street and Manhattan Ave.
$5 registration fee supports Open House New York weekend.