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Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past (via Northern Manhattan Parks Services)

  • Oct 17, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Came across this on the NY Parks page. Unfortunately, I cannot make it there by 5:30 after work, but for anyone free and interested, please take advantage of this after-work nature walk and history opportunity.

Limited to 20 people. Please note the parks event link below, and double-check it prior to the event for any changes or weather cancellations.

Please make use of the conversation threads to coordinate meeting up with each other at the park. Again, there will not be a 5BE Organizer present, unless someone steps up to be the point-person.

WHERE TO MEET AT - This is Margaret Corbin Circle. Most likely, you'll be meeting at the path entrance, near the green arrow. Take the A-Train to 190th St. 

WHO TO MEET: Sidney Horenstein

See additional info & description below, as provided by park services.  Enjoy!


Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park

Event Organizer:

Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust

Event Link:

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  • Marcia

    Have fun! Hope to join you another time.

    October 16, 2013

  • Marcia

    Have fun! Hope to join you another time.

    October 16, 2013

  • John

    Sorry, can't make it by 5:30

    October 15, 2013

  • Elizabeth B.

    I figured I better change my RSVP while someone else can take my place. Too many other commitments came up this week so I no longer have the time for this. I'm sorry since it really sounds like a great tour. I also felt the time was not great because it is dark nowadays by about 6:30. I also hope I can go on another walk with Mr. Horenstein some time in the future.

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please give my spot to the next person on the waiting list - I cannot be there. Have a wonderful adventure.

    October 14, 2013

  • fran m.

    Sorry to change my RSVP, but happy to give a spot to a wait lister.

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to change my RSVP, things are crazy at work right now.

    October 14, 2013

  • Elizabeth B.

    I'm not sure I will go. It occurred to me that it gets dark pretty early by mid-October, certainly before 7:30. I don't think I want to be walking around Ft. Tryon park in the dark. I wonder if they considered that when they scheduled this event.

    September 16, 2013

    • Steve H

      Actually, it's very safe. Especially with groups. But you made a point I didn't think of, either. I just checked. Sunset is 6:12 PM on 10/17.

      On the other hand.. Bring flashlights & have an adventure! Just FYI, Fort Tryon.. unlike Inwood.. is lit by streetlights along almost all it's paved paths. You don't hit real darkness until you reach the northern clearing and step off the paths. The clearing is a Great place for stargazing and watching meteor showers!

      September 16, 2013

    • Cheryl

      I am not concerned about safety as much as about how much sense it makes. The light issue only occurred to me after I signed up. Based on the tour he did in Inwood Park (which was great), I think it might be more interesting to do this in full daylight and will give up my "spot" and may "crash" the tour if I decide to go at the last minute. If I end up not going, I am keeping my fingers crossed that he'll do this again in the spring.

      October 13, 2013

  • Bruce

    I have attended many tours given by Sidney Horenstein. He is a great great tour guide. He is a geologist but he also knows alot about the history of the area he is touring. This event is a great opportunity.

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Steve H

      Bruce, thanks for the feedback. That sounds great!

      September 18, 2013

    • Steve H

      Now that I've been on one of his tours, I wholeheartedly concur. An amazing wealth of knowledge!

      October 3, 2013

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