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CANCELLED: Walk the High Bridge, Explore the Heights by Friends of The Old Croton Aqueduct

Saturday, April 25, 2020

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

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Washington Heights deserves more attention, especially now that the High Bridge beckons day-trippers once more. The span delivered clean Croton River water in the 19th century and remains Manhattan's sole pedestrian-only bridge.

We start by walking into The Bronx via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to gorgeous Jumel Terrace, Trinity Church 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 (3+ miles). Bring snacks and drinks. Meet at Highbridge Recreation Center, Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1(168 St.) and A (175 St.) subways. There's a parking lot at 554 W 174 St. Bad weather cancels.

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

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Location

Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan
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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 station 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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Directions to Highbridge Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

As of Tuesday, March 17, for the safety of our patrons, all recreation centers are closed to the public until further notice. We will be extending all memberships to our recreation center members to cover the length of time we are closed.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

ParkHighbridge Park

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Highbridge Park is now underway. This project will reinstate access to a 10-block stretch of the park, improve connectivity and pathways, and restore the historic Grand Staircase at Laurel Hill Terrace. The project will also improve safety and security with new park lighting, and improve ADA access. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

PlaygroundsSunken Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Sunken Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

PlaygroundsAdventure Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Adventure Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

ParkHighbridge Park

The Highbridge Park Water Tower is currently closed and undergoing reconstruction. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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