World Water Day River-to-River Walk! From the Hudson to the East River
sam. 23 mars à 15:00
RSVP's begin Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00am. Extra space is set aside for new group members and first timers who land on the waiting list. Cost: Free with voluntary contribution. This walk is an annual tradition
Special instructions: bring a picnic lunch and water to drink. In honor of World Water Day which is Friday March 22nd, join us on a “River-to-River” walk across Manhattan from the Hudson to the East River ending at beautiful Carl Schurz Park and Gracie Mansion. The focus of this tour is the fact that New York City owes its history and development to its location, its and waterways and the creation of the Croton Aqueduct system in the 1840's which brought fresh water from upstate to the City amid our growing population. NYC is blessed with having one of the best water systems of any large metropolitan area on the planet! Pictured above is the Highbridge, part of the 19th century aqueduct system and the city's oldest bridge which now serves as a pedestrian walkway connecting Harlem to The Bronx. We’ll also tell the story of the creation of Central Park and visit the site of a natural spring that was used by the residents of the Seneca Village community in the 1800’s! This amazing stroll will cover the history of Upper Manhattan's development from the 1600’s to the present with stops at many architectural treasures, iconic buildings and extraordinary 5th Avenue mansions. This tour entails about 5 miles of walking on mostly level terrain (some steps in Riverside Park). Neighborhoods covered: Upper West Side, Upper East Side/Yorkville, Carnegie Hill. Bring lunch and/or snacks and water. We will have a break to eat and use restrooms in Central Park by the Delacorte Theatre. Here's a couple of links with information about World Water Day.
http://www.unwater.org/what-we-do/inspire-action/ Cheers from Hank [masked] [masked]