Riverside Park

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Battle of Harlem Heights Marker

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  • Location: 121st Street and Riverside Drive; in grassy triangle south of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: Plaque H: 1'6" W: 2'; Plinth H: 1'7½" W: 2'1½"
  • Cast: ca. 1961
  • Dedicated: May 16, 1961
  • Donor: Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
  • Inscription: BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS / SEPTEMBER 16 - 1776 / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF / THE BRAVE SOLDIERS / OF NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, / CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, / RHODE ISLAND, PENNSYLVANIA,/ MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA / WHO UNDER / GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON / FOUGHT AND DIED ON THIS SITE / FOR LIBERTY / IN THEIR COUNTRY'S STRUGGLE / AGAINST BRITISH TYRANNY. /---/ DEDICATED BY THE / DAUGHTERS OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC, U.S.A. / [emblem of D.D.R.] / AMANDA SHAW HIRSCH / FOUNDER & PRESIDENT-GENERAL / MAY 16, 1961

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Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkRiverside Park

Out of an abundance of caution, and due to planned shoreline and path reconstruction work, we will temporarily close the Cherry Walk path in Riverside Park from W. 100th to W. 125th streets. This closure is currently paused until further notice.

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

There are service changes at this facility. Transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

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