Want to learn more about the arches and their impact on safety in the park? Come spend some time with us as we host a free tour of Central Park’s arches as part of Jane’s Walk NYC on May 3. Not only will it be our first public event, but it will be pretty epic. We’ve decided to visit all of the park’s 39 arches and bridges.
We’ll have some smart people with us who know about history and architecture in the park but in keeping with the spirit of Jane’s Walk, we are inviting you to share your thoughts and observations about everything you see.
We’ll discuss the importance of the arches to pedestrian safety and some of the forgotten lost arches that we will to restore. If you can’t make it, or want to show up along the way, we’ll be live tweeting the event and location on our twitter account @ParkArches.
We want this experience to be fun, enriching and educational and all of our guests are encouraged to contribute their stories, voice their opinions and share with us in our goal of a safer, more beautiful Central Park throughout the walk.
The event takes place on Sunday, May 3 and it’s broken into two parts. Here’s some more specifics:
Start Times and Route:
- 12:00 PM East 67th and 5th Ave to The Delacorte Theatre
- 3:00 PM The Delacorte Theatre to 110th St and Central Park West
Municipal Art Society of New York Website for the Event:
We look forward to seeing you there,
If coming for the entire walk, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and we will be seeing quite a lot of the Park. Food and rest stations are available in the park, but feel free to bring light refreshments.
Can’t make it for the whole event? That’s fine. Just find out where we are on twitter and drop in for the parts of the walk you can make.
Jane’s Walk is a weekend long celebration of the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs that features hundreds of free walking tours throughout our city. Led by a variety of historians, community organizers and activists, the purpose of Jane’s Walk is to help people to truly walk, observe and connect with their communities. To learn more about Jane’s Walk and Jane Jacobs, please visit http://janeswalk.org.