Historic New York: The Highbridge

Photo: 2011 Design Workshop: The tower and Pool will featured on a walking tour this Sunday, the 10th, at 1pm.

As if the massive swimming pool isn’t enought to get you up to the park for the weekend, the Urban Park Rangers Association is offering another great free tour on the history of the Highbridge Park area this Sunday, July 10th;

Architecture and the history of the Hudson River are explained at Manhattan’s Little Red Lighthouse and Highbridge Park. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs and lectures and park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future. Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

The tour starts at 1pm on Sunday July 10. Meet at the entrance to the park at 174th street and Amsterdam Avenue. Free to all!

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