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River-to-River Walk! Upper West Side to Upper East Side

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.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in Central Park!  New York City owes its history and development to its location and waterways!  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 the extraordinary 5th Avenue mansions. Think of this also as a "Celebrity Tour," stopping by where so many famous people have lived including Judy Garland, Babe Ruth, Miles Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Bono, Fred Astaire, Margaret Mead, Andrew Carnegie, and Jerry Seinfeld.

This Meetup event entails approximately 3 miles of walking.  We'll take a picnic lunch break in Central Park so bring what you wish to eat and plenty of water.  Vendors available along the route of course.

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  • Erica H

    Today's tour was fantastic! Thanks so much Hank!

    June 1, 2013

  • jill g.

    It was really good hank...really enjoyed it and it was a great group! Thanks so much, you know so much. very impressive.

    June 1, 2013

  • Huyen T.

    It was excellent! Thank you, Hank!

    June 1, 2013

  • Joan

    Informative but could have been two separate walks. Sorry I missed the east side.

    June 1, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Very informative and comprehensive

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No!!! Won't be able to, sorry for the last minute cop out!!!

    June 1, 2013

  • marie

    sorry, please le someone else go

    May 31, 2013

  • Joan

    I'll be there but my guest won't so this opens up one spot. See you.

    May 31, 2013

  • Mary

    Thank you so much for the confirmation for the June 1 walk. Unfortunately, since I was on the waiting list, I made other plans not knowing if a space would open up. Thank you again. Maybe next time.
    Mary McGonigle

    May 31, 2013

  • narelle

    So sorry perhaps you'll do it again

    May 31, 2013

  • Rosie

    Please can you repeat this one sometime :)

    May 26, 2013

  • Susan M.

    So sorry! Will catch this next time around!!

    May 20, 2013

  • jill g.

    would love to attend. Let me know if anyone cancels!

    May 15, 2013

  • Edward K.

    Something Else Came Up.

    May 8, 2013

  • Frank

    Wow! If we're starting in the 70s, does that mean we'll be crossing the Park?

    April 18, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Yes - we'll traverse Central Park and have a lunch break there.

      May 7, 2013

  • Joan

    Sounds like fun!

    April 18, 2013

  • Edward K.

    Picnic at Central Park is a good idea & I can buy a lunch before we start bring a cup & buy soda from the vendor in the park where we stop for our picnic lunch.

    April 17, 2013

  • narelle

    Not from new york so this is a great way to learn about my new home

    April 17, 2013

  • Edward K.

    Will update if plans change.

    April 17, 2013

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