(Please Note: I have not posted the Meeting Place on the Google Map, it has been acting up lately. You need to read the description for the location.)
Let's visit a park with some extraordinary views of the Palisade at Ft. Tryon Park. It is located in Hudson Heights & Inwood. We will discover many of its secrets and check remnants of a mansion.
This park was created by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and donated to the city in 1931. He hired the Olmsted Brothers firm to design the park and it was completed in 1935. Do we have philanthropist like him today?
We will stop by Margaret Corbin Circle. Did you know she was one of the first woman to fight in the American Revolutionary War? Not only that, but she was the first woman in US history to receive a pension from Congress for military service. She was included on military rolls until the end of the war. Her listing was in the Corps of Invalids which was created by Congress. She was discharged from the Continental Army in 1783. There is more to her history.
Another gift of Rockefeller is the Cloisters. He bought sculptor George Gray Barnard's collection of medieval art and gave them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He had the Cloisters built by buying medieval buildings in Europe and bringing them here, stone by stone.
We will visit the Cloisters to check two of their current exhibits: "The Tale of Genji" and "The World between Two Empires.
Cloisters admission $25Ad/$17 Seniors
(For New York State residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you.)
Date: May 22, 2019
Meeting Place: At 190th Street at the station (take the elevator to the street--Ft. Washington) I'll be right by the elevator in the upper level.
Transportation: A train to 190th Street -- the train car nearest the exit are the 3rd & 4th car
Lunch: bring lunch & water
Walk at the Park - 3 miles
Return: We will take a bus from the Cloisters to the subway.
Organizer fee: $7.00