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Exploring Park Slope, Prospect Park and the Botanical Gardens

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  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    88 Eastern pkwy, Brooklyn, NY (map)

    40.672070 -73.964516

  • #2/3 subway gets you right there! Botanical Gardens station. We will meet near the entrance gate on Eastern Parkway.
  • Time to explore the heart of Brooklyn and some of the most beautiful places in the City!  The co-designers of Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, deemed Prospect Park to be their masterpiece. After enjoying some nature and serenity in the lovely Botanical Gardens (free on Saturday mornings!) and Prospect Park, we'll traverse what may very well be New York City's best all-around urban neighborhood: Park Slope:  the only NYC neighborhood to make it into America's top ten places to live ranked by the American Planning Association.  Park Slope has some of the city's most elegant and late 19th century homes, enveloped by tree-lined streets.  Interesting architecture abounds, from the drama of Grand Army Plaza to the Old Stone House, a farmhouse from the year 1699 that was one of the pivotal sites of the first major battle of the American Revolution - The Battle of Brooklyn.  This will be a perfect opportunity to honor and remember the 4th of July holiday!

    Due to the length of the tour I recommend bringing food to eat which will allow us to enjoy a picnic lunch. The adventure ends in the unique Gowanus neighborhood, a perfect place to enjoy a cold drink after a long and rewarding walk!  We'll be ending near a subway station and directions to your next destination will be provided.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    :( Awwwww, I was so looking forward to this, but I can understand how the heat can be dangerous. I hope I can make the other one as I will likely be back in school and doing my internship (busy, busy, busy).

    July 5, 2013

  • Mercedes

    Something came up and I can't attend this tour anymore! Please give my spot to someone else! Enjoy!

    July 5, 2013

  • Stuart

    Sounds like a great area to explore.

    July 4, 2013

  • tina

    On Saturdays, adjacent to Grand Army Plaza, (the stop before the BBG) there's a farmer's market and several food trucks for those wishing to buy something to eat for the meetup.

    July 4, 2013

  • Gayla Dishner M.

    This area is near my home in Clinton Hill. I will be happy to learn more about it.

    June 30, 2013

  • Orly R.

    Coming from Forest Hills, due to subway schedule I will be able to make it only by 10:20. Please let me know if you will be willing to start the walk at 10:30. thank you

    June 8, 2013

  • Susan M.

    So sorry! Family obligation!

    June 3, 2013

  • Angela

    Can't wait!

    May 19, 2013


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