Forgotten NY Tour - Harlem Meer

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Sun Jul 10 2016, 12:00 pm

Harlem Meer & north Central Park

When: Sunday, July 10. Northern Central Park, Manhattan.

Described as “a verdant escape” from the city, Central Park’s less traveled northern reaches offer surprises to the intrepid explorer: a charming lake (Harlem Meer), Blockhouse #1 (a fort from the War of 1812), the Great Hill (a hill top meadow flanked by elms), McGowen’s Pass (a former Indian trail through a swamp), Huddlestone Arch (a bridge built by boulders with no mortar) and the Vanderbilt Gate leading to the stunning Conservatory Garden.

Start Time: 12 NOON

Where: Meet at 12 noon, subway exit, Central Park North (110th Street Station) and Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard).

Length of Tour: approx. 2.5 HRS

Fee: $ 20 ($ 15 GAHS members)

These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.