GREAT WALK FOR NEWER MEMBERS OR THOSE FAIRLY NEW TO NYC! This tour, which is for members who have yet to take one of our tours in Brooklyn Heights, ends in Brooklyn Bridge Park where there is a optional free concert starting at 7:00pm featuring the Grammy award winning composer and bandleader of Afro-Cuban jazz, Arturo O'Farrill! Walking time one hour 15 minutes to one hour and one half.
Food and drink will be available for purchase in the area. Feel free to bring your own. I will provide options for eating out afterwards - and we'll have our usual optional group experience.
THE GUIDED WALK IS FREE - SMALL DONATIONS WILL BE GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED.
I suggest bringing something that you can use to sit on the lawn. It will likely be pretty crowded so standing may be necessary, but it will be worth it!
Below is a link to more info about the event, courtesy of Jazzmobile:
Note - anyone not taking the tour is free to meet us in the park . My cell is[masked]-3005. Also note that you can get back to Manhattan via ferry (to Wall Street).
Bring your camera! This walk will take us through the lovely streets of Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb, NYC’s first designated historic district, filled with landmarks and architectural treasures. Some say it is the City's most beautiful neighborhood. We will stop by a church where Abraham Lincoln visited and gained inspiration to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and stroll the streets frequented by famous writers including Walt Whitman, Truman Capote and Carson McCullers. We’ll take in the spectacular views of the city and the harbor and learn a lot about Brooklyn history -- including the Battle of Brooklyn and General George Washington's pivotal escape across the East River with 9,000 troops to preserve the American Revolution on August 29, 1776.
Meet Up location is the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, near the intersection Court & Remsen Streets - set within a small park. By subway, #2, 3, 4 or 5 to Borough Hall (closest), or A,C,F to Jay Street/Borough Hall.