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Easy Walkers Central Park: The Great Lawn and Seneca Village
May 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
It’s time to return to Central Park to enjoy, experience, and learn more about this jewel of the city!
We’ve planned a short, but interesting, stroll with ample time for welcome in-person conversation. In 1931 the huge above-ground York Hill receiving reservoir was decommissioned. Over the next two decades, it was gradually replaced by the Great Lawn and its baseball fields. The Great Lawn is in the exact geographic center of the Park. We will find some of the few remains of the old structure.
From there we proceed to the Park’s highest point, Summit Rock. This area is the site of Seneca Village. Started in 1825, the Village grew to around 225 residents by 1855, about 2/3 of them African Americans.
Details: We’ll meet in front of Ethical (64th Street and CPW) and walk north along CPW and in the Park. Even if you are fully vaccinated, we will all be masked.
If you plan to come along, please email either Bob (email@example.com) or Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org). AND if you’d like to join us at a member’s roof for a picnic lunch after the walk, email us a.s.a.p. because only 10 can be accommodated.
Rain date Friday, May 28.