Fort Washington Park
>Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Celebrate Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!
This year, we will be offering transportation to the Lighthouse by NYC Parks shuttle. The shuttle van will be available at 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue. The shuttle will depart from the meeting point to the Lighthouse on the hour starting at 11:00 a.m., and will return passengers to 181st Street from the festival site on the half hour.
Due to the West 180th St. pedestrian bridge closure at Fort Washington Park, access to the Lighthouse has changed.
For pedestrian access from the south, enter the park at 158th street and walk north along the Hudson River Greenway to the George Washington Bridge, where the Lighthouse is located.
For pedestrian access from northern Washington Heights or Inwood, walk south one block at 181st and Riverside Drive. At the end of the sidewalk take the tunnel under the Henry Hudson Parkway Northbound. Make a left at the end of the tunnel and follow the signed rustic path to the W. 172nd Street Pedestrian Bridge over the Amtrak tracks. Continue north to the Lighthouse along the Greenway.
For bicycle access and more information about the closure, please visit the Fort Washington Park page on our site.
Directions to Fort Washington Park
Know Before You Go
Fort Washington Park
The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is open to the public. The width of the bridge has been narrowed for safety reasons. Bikers will be asked to dismount their bikes to cross the bridge. An active capital project will fully repair the outer support structures of the bridge and restore it to its original width. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker to track the progress of this project.
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