Fall Work Day - Highbridge Park

  • 19 Sep 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Highbridge Park
  • 19

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For this year’s Fall Work Day we’re heading to Washington Heights to work in Highbridge Park with the New York Restoration Project. The High Bridge – New York City’s oldest standing bridge – is finally open again after more than 40 years. Built in 1848 and originally called Aqueduct Bridge, the pedestrian walkway reopened this year, connecting Manhattan and the Bronx over the Harlem River. After working in Highbridge Park, we’ll have lunch and head down to the bridge to hear more about its restoration from someone familiar with the project. 

Please note: 

 New York Restoration Project will provide us with all the materials we need including gloves, sunscreen, and bug spray, and will direct us to what needs to be done. Stay tuned for specifics on where to meet closer to the 19th!

 We’ll be working outside in a park, so wear closed-toed shoes and pants (note: there may be poison ivy)

 Bring a water bottle!

Where: We will be meeting at the Grand Staircase in Highbridge Park, located on Laurel Hill Terrace. This access point is easily accessible from the 1 train at 181st St, and is across the street from Yeshiva College. Click here to see the location on a map.

When: Saturday, September 19th, 10am – 12pm (followed by lunch and a talk/tour)

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