Forgotten NY – Battery Park
Sun Apr 29, 12:00 pm
Battery Park and Bowling Green are more involved and complex than you think, as there are nearly 3 dozen different highlights including ancient walls, forts, and commemorations of Forgotten events and personalities.
Join Kevin Walsh and Rich Melnick for an in-depth look at this area and find out about
~ Bowling Green, NYC’s oldest public park;
~ one of NYC’s oldest subway station houses;
~ the birthplace of Herman Melville;
~ the site of a former museum holding centuries-artifacts unearthed from local excavations;
~ a War of 1812-era fort;
~ and the site of NYC’s first immigration gateway.
When: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 12 Noon
Meet: Rain or shine, Staten Island ferry terminal at #1/R train. This is served by #1 and R trains, though check weekend train schedule for any service alterations. A monsoon-type storm will cancel.
HOW MUCH: $20, GAHS Members $15
How long: 2 hours
Terrain: mostly flat￼
Rain or shine (though especially heavy rain will cancel)
These programs are supported by public funds form the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.