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CANCELLED: High Bridge Walk by Friends of The Old Croton Aqueduct

Saturday, July 20, 2019

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Please note: this event has been postponed to Saturday, July 27.

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more.
 
Let’s start by walking into The Bronx across the Harlem River, via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Uptown Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way, we pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel, and to NY baseball.

Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4+ miles). Bring snacks and drinks.
 
Inquiries: text only to Lesley Walter at (914) 671-7112.

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Location

Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Meet near the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Avenue at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (Note: 168th St. #1 Stn is closed.) and A subway stations. Metro-North Hudson Line riders must make elevated subway transfer at Marble Hill. A parking lot is located at 554 W. 174 Street.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Northern Manhattan Parks, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Contact Number

(914) 671-7112

Contact Email

Steven.Oakes@parks.ny.gov

Categories

History, Tours

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The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

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