Sunday, July 8, 2007, 1:45pm
Marvel on a summer stroll at the garden cemetery where everyone once came by horse-drawn carriage to enjoy nature in the city before Central Park or Prospect Park were built. Take the 4th Ave. M/R subway or the 63 bus to 25th St., then walk up to the great 5th Ave. gates.
Rus in Urbe
Sunday, July 22, 2007, 2pm
Come to the Women's Gate on CPW at 72nd St. (B/C/1/2/3 subway or 5/7/11/57/72/104 buses) to enjoy nature in the City in Central Park. We will roam over the Meadow, walk along the pond, and then marvel at General Sherman's statue at 5th Ave. Plaza as we leave the park with Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America.
A Forest of Trees
Sunday, August 5, 2007, 2pm
James Lecky, dean at the Delaware School of Art and Design, will meet us in Newark Penn Station to take us to Branch Brook Park. From NYC, take NJ Transit from Penn Station at 1:02 or 1:14 pm ($7 round trip, senior fare avail.)
City Hall Park and More
Sunday, August 26, 2007, 2pm
Walk from City Hall Park with its beautiful fountain (4/5 subway or 1/6/22/103 buses to City Hall) down Broadway to Bowling Green Park, and then to Battery Park to marvel at Lady Liberty who waves to all from Liberty Island.
Meadow, Forest, and Lake
Sunday, September 16, 2007, 2pm
Enjoy autumn in a glorious park. Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance (2/3 subway to Grand Army Plaza, D/Q subway to 7th Ave., or 41/69/71 buses), then wander through Prospect Park and marvel at its great trees, including the dwarf Camperdown Elm. Only gone are the sheep that used to cut the grass.
Sunday, October 14, 2007, 2pm
Enjoy the park's century-old copper beeches and visit Ellarslie, Trenton's museum in the park. From NYC, take NJ Transit at Penn Station at 11:14 ($21.50 round trip, senior fare available), then bus 609 ($1.10 exact change) to Stuyvesant & Maple.
Your $1 contribution at each event goes to the Camperdown Fund for preservation of great trees in our historic parks and for restoration of the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park. All tours are rain or shine.
Park to Park to Park
Sunday, July 16, 2006, 2pm
Walk from City Hall Park with its beautiful fountain down Broadway to Bowling Green Park, then to Battery Park to see Lady Liberty waving to all from Liberty Island.
Enjoy Nature in the City
Sunday, August 6, 2006, 2pm
Join us to marvel at the largest park today in the center of a great city. Meet at the Boys' Gate (Central Park West at 100th St.), then enjoy walking by the great trees, going down to the Pond, then up to the Great Hill and over to the Harlem Meer.
On the Long Meadow
Sunday, August 27, 2006, 2pm
Enjoy summer in the city at a beautiful park. Meet at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, then wander and wonder through Prospect Park and marvel at its trees, including the great Camperdown Elm. Gone only are the sheep that once cut the grass.
Up to the Fort
Sunday, September 10, 2006, 2pm
Meet at Long Island University, corner of Flatbush Ave. and DeKalb (N/R/Q to Nevins or DeKalb). Tour Fort Greene Park, designed by Olmstead and Vaux. George Colbert will again lead the tour. The new Fort Greene Park map will soon be ready.
Sunday, October 1, 2006, 2 pm
Enjoy the splendor of the park's great century-old copper beeches and visit Ellarslie, Trenton's museum in the park. From NYC, take NJ Transit at Penn Station at 11:14 ($19.50 round trip), then Bus 609 ($1.10, exact change) to Stuyvesant and Maple.
A Forest of Trees
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2pm
James Lecky, Dean at the Delaware School of Art and Design, will meet us in Newark's Penn Station to take us to Branch Brook Park in glorious color. From NYC, take NJ Transit form Penn Station at 1:08pm or at 1:14pm ($5 round trip).
Central Park Walking Tour
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 2pm
Meet us at the Women's Gate at 72nd St. across from the Majestic and Dakota Hotels. Walk over to the Terrace and Bethesda Fountain. Then walk down the Mall to the Pond and to the Scholar's Gate. The tour will end at the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South between 59th and 58th Streets.
Up to the Fort
Sunday, July 17, 2005, 2pm
Meet at Long Island University, corner of Flatbush and DeKalb (all subways to Nevins or DeKalb). Tour Ft. Greene Park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux. George Colbert will again lead the tour. The new park map will soon be ready.
Over the East River
Sunday, August 7, 2005, 2pm
Meet at Brooklyn's Borough Hall (2/3/4/5 subway to Borough Hall) where the tour will start, then walk over an engineering monument, John Roebling's 1883 suspension bridge, which opened the way for horse-drawn carriages to cross the river.
Sheep on the Meadow
Sunday, August 28, 2005, 2pm
Enjoy summer in the city in a beautiful park. Meet at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park's entrance, then wander through and marvel at its trees, including the great dwarf Camperdown Elm. Gone are the sheep that used to cut the grass.
Enjoy Nature in the City
Sunday, October 9, 2005, 2pm
Join us to marvel at the largest park today in the center of a great city. Meet at the Boys' Gate on Central Park West at 100th St., then enjoy walking by great trees, going down to the Pond, then up to the Great Hill and over to the Harlem Meer.
Birds at the Lake
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 2pm
Join us on our first visit to beautiful but little known Forest Park in Queens. Birds on the lake will welcome us. Take the E/F train to Queens, get off at Union Turnpike Station, then walk up Union Turnpike to Park Lane.
A Forest of Trees
Sunday, October 30, 2005, 2pm
City historian Charles Cummings will meet us in Newark's Penn Station, then take us to beautiful Branch Brook Park in glorious autumn color. From Manhattan, take NJ Transit from Penn Station at 1:08 or at 1:14 pm ($5 round trip).
The Martyrs Monument
Sunday, November 7, 2004, 1:45pm
Meet at Long Island University, corner of Flatbush and DeKalb (all subways to Nevins or DeKalb). Tour Fort Greene Park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux. George Colbert, photographer, will lead the tour.
Sunday, October 17, 2004, 2pm
Enjoy great autumn color on the park's great century-old copper beeches, and visit Ellarslie, Trenton's Museum in the Park. From New York, take the NJ Transit at Penn Station at 11:15 ($15.75 round trip), then Bus 609 ($1.10 exact change) to Stuyvesant and Maple Aves.
Where New York's Mayor Met
Sunday, September 19, 2004, 1:45pm
Gather at Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza entrance by the James Stranahan statue, then wander in Prospect Park to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Mayor John Lindsay's cabinet meeting at the new Pools on September 19, 1969.
Beautiful Branch Brook Park
Sunday, August 29, 2004, 2:00pm
City historian Charles Cummings and Kathleen Gallop of the Branch Brook Alliance will meet us in Newark's Penn Station and then take us to a beautiful park. From New York take NJ Transit at Penn Station at 1:08 or at 1:14 PM ($5 round trip).
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sunday, August 1, 2004, 1:45pm
Meet Asa Williams on the front stairs of Brooklyn's Borough Hall (2/3/4/5 subways to Borough Hall) who will lead us to the Promenade, then down to the great new 70-acre park now being planned.
Rus in Urbe
Sunday, July 18, 2004, 1:45pm
Join Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America, at 72nd Street and Central Park West to roam over the Meadow, walk along the Pond, and then marvel at General Sherman's statue at the Fifth Avenue Plaza.
Swindler Cove Park
Sunday, May 23, 2004, 1:30pm
Walking tour of one of New York City's newest parks. With outstanding waterfront views and a waterfall, to be followed by a walk past the Morris-Jumel mansion and through Sylvan Court, a small private street with ten tiny houses. #1 train to Dyckman St., walk downstairs from station, and meet at corner of Dyckman and Nagle Ave., 2 blocks from park.
Travels from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea
Monday, May 3, 2004, 6:30pm
Isa and Paul Allersmeier's wonderful pictures of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bosnia, and Croatia. Club 101, 101 Park Ave. (E. 40th St.).
On to Ridgewood
Sunday, November 16, 2003, 1:45pm
Meet Joseph Svehlak and Louis Blumengarten at Wyckoff and DeKalb Avenues (L subway train to DeKalb Avenue Station) to wander and to wonder in old Brooklyn.
River City Newark
Sunday, October 26, 2003, 2pm
Join City Historian Charles Cummings, coauthor of Remembering Essex, in Newark's Penn Station. From New York take New Jersey Transit from Penn Station at 1:14pm.
Walk on Wall
Sunday, October 5, 2003, 1:45pm
Gather in front of Trinity Church on Broadway and Wall Street to enjoy old New York with Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America.
Great Park Monument
Sunday, September 14, 2003, 1:45pm
Meet at Long Island University, corner of Flatbush and DeKalb (all subways to Nevins or DeKalb). Tour Fort Greene Park, designed by Olmsted & Vaux. George Colbert, cartographer, will lead the tour.
Sheep on the Meadow
Sunday, August 24, 2003, 1:45pm
Meet under the arch at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, then on to Prospect Park to look for the sheep.
A Forest in the City
Sunday, August 10, 2003, 1:45pm
Join Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America, at the Boy's Gate on Central Park West at 100th Street, who will show us the great tulip tree, take us down to the pool, then up to the Great Hill and over to the Harlem Meer.
Walking Tour: From Park to Square
Sunday, July 6, 2003; 1:30pm
Meet at 1:30 P.M. at the corner of Broadway and 23rd St. at the entrance to Madison Square Park, at the statue of William H. Seward. Then up Greeley Square Park at 32nd St. Then Herald Square, across from Macy's, near old row houses and Gotjhan Hall with its eight great columns.(N/R/6 to 23rd St.)
El Parque Central
Sunday, October 20, 2002, 1:30
Meet president of Classical America, Henry Hope Reed, on West 80th Street to enjoy the Great Lawn, the Belvedere, and the Ramble.
Newark the Great City
Sunday, October 6, 2002, 2:00
Join City Historian Charles Cummings, coauthor of Remembering Newark, in Newark's Penn Station. From New York take NJ Transit to Penn Station at 1:27 P.M.
From Park to City Hall
Sunday, September 8, 2002, 1:45
Follow Henry Hope Reed from Bowling Green Park in Manhattan, near Bowling Green subway station, up to City Hall Park.
Centennial Park Parade
Sunday, August 14, 2002, 1:45
Marvel at great trees in Cadwalader Park, Trenton. From New York take NJ Transit 11:27 A.M. at Penn Station, then Bus 609 to Stuyvesant and Maple.
MOMA in Queens
Sunday, August 4, 2002, 1:45
Take the #7 subway to 33rd Street, Long Island City, to see where MOMA has just opened for three years.
Arch to Meadow
Sunday, July 28, 2002, 1:45
Come to Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, then roam on the Meadow in Prospect Park.
An Illustrated Lecture on Parks in the Americas by Isa and Paul Allersmeyer
Monday, June 30, 2002, 6:30pm
Ecuador's national Galapagos park; volcanoes in the Andes; Peru's Machu Piccu; missions and San Antonio. Leandre Little's 28-minute video on Branch Brook Park, produced by NJN Public Television and Radio. Based on pictures in special collections of the New Jersey Information Center of the Newark Public Library.
A Walking Tour in Beautiful Central Park
Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2002, 1:30 P.M.
Meet at Columbus Circle to go to Grand Army Plaza. Bring your friends with you to enjoy the wonder and beauty of nature and to marvel at seven of the thirty miniature bridges and arches in the park. Gapstow Bridge, on which we will cross over, the Pond, is unique. It was the second bridge built at the site, in 1896.
"The American Arts and Crafts Legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer" and "Cadwalader Park"
Friday evening, June 14, 2002, 6:30 P.M.
101 Park Avenue at 40th Street, New York, courtesy of "Club 101"
Bill Novak will present a slide lecture on Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), historian, archeologist, collector, and ceramicist, the quintessential American maven of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Sheep on the Meadow
November 4, 2001.
Meet at the triumphal arch in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, then stoll along the meadow, forest, and lake in Prospect Park.
October 14, 2001.
Join Bill Novak on another autumn stroll in the garden cemetery. Take the BMT Fourth Avenue line to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk to the great Fifth Avenue gates.
Neward Old and New
September 9, 2001.
Meet city historian Charles Cummings, coauthor of Remembering Newark, in Newark's Penn Station. From New York take New Jersey Transit from Penn Station at 1:30.
Rus in Urbe
August 12, 2001.
Enjoy Central Park with Henry Hope Reed, president of Classical America. Meet on Central Park West and 88th Street.
Walk on Wall
July 15, 2001.
Meet on Broadway and Wall Street. Join Joe Svehlak and rediscover old New York.
The Martyrs Monument
June 24, 2001.
Meet at Long Island University, corner of Flatbush and DeKalb. Tour Fort Greene Park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux. George Colbert, photographer, will lead the tour.
|Owl's Head Park|
Sunday, October 29, 2000. 1:45.
Take the R train to Bay Ridge Avenue in Brooklyn, and meet Henry Hope Reed to visit a beautiful, little-known park from the 1920s, and to enjoy a glorious view of Upper New York Bay, with Staten Island and Jersey beyond.
Square, Hall, and Chapel
What's New in Newark?
Trees, Meadow, and Lake
A Forest in the City
A Park Near a Bridge
Power Station at Long Island City
October 9, 1994.
Meet above the wings of Prometheus at Rockefeller Center, and then catch the Q line for this guided tour with Charles Ogburn of Con Edison's Ravenwood Station at Vernon Boulevard and 38th Street for a look at the real power that keeps New York on the go.
Broadway to Wall
September 11, 1994.
This tour is given jointly with Classical America. Join Henry Hope Reed and his guides at City Hall: Richard Sammons, Steven Semes, Francis Marrone, author of Architectural Guidebook to New York City, to see what's happening where it all started. We may enter 55 Wall Street, which Newmark Real Estate is trying to arrange. It was built in 1842 after the fire of 1835 destroyed the old Merchants' Exchange, became the first U.S. Custom House in 1863, then was transformed with grandeur in 1908 by McKim, Mead & White for National City Bank. It is now Japanese owned, presently being used for filming. Also on the tour: a new hotel for lower Manhattan, Club Quarters, taking over the old building at William and Pine Streets. We may even see just a block away the new Impressionist movie set for Die Hard III.
Up to Harlem with Carol Bellamy
Sunday, August 21, 1994, 2:30 A.M.
Pack your picnic breakfast, jump on the subway, catch the number 2 or 3 westside IRT train or board a number 7 or 102 bus, and get off at 135th Street. Meet at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the Research Division of the New York Public Library. The tour will include great churches, great schools, great brownstones and housing renovations, and great boulevards. Stroll along 125th Street, past the old Theresa Hotel, the landmark Apollo Theatre and the new State Office Building. Walk along parks and parkways, perhaps hear a middle-of-the-night recital on one of Harlem's great organs, then climb up to Morningside Park for sunrise breakfast on Morningside Heights. Hot coffee courtesy of the Friend of Morningside Park. This tour is organized by the Harlem Tourism Services Training Program under the direction of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Friends.
Insomniacs' Bicycle Tour of New Haven, Connecticut
Sunday, August 14, 1994, 2:15 A.M.
Don't bother going to sleep Saturday night. Instead, take your bike to Grand Central Station in New York to catch the 12:34 A.M. train to New Haven. . . .Frank Logue will be our guide on a 14-mile cycle through the old city of New Haven, its new developments, the Yale University campus, Eastrock, perhaps ending with a sunrise breakfast at the port. The tour coincides with the annual meeting of the High Wheelman of America, so be prepared to see a penny-farthing or two riding along. Bring along a spare inner tube and your sunrise breakfast.
Gardens of Bucks County
Monday, April 25, 1994.
Discover the beauty in arcadia along the Delaware River and canal with Bill Novak at another of his famous slide lectures. Within the rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania are distinguished gardens that give Bucks County its reputation as a major horticultural area: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (one of the most beautiful scenic areas, ablaze with native bloom in April and May), Renny Reynold's Farm (an 18th-century farm expanded into a major garden center, including an exquisite private garden, owned by the foremost Manhattan florist), Pemmsbury Manor (William Penn's summer country estate just north of Philadelphia, on the Delaware River, rebuilt to reflect its original elegance and charm), Cedaridge Farm (the garden estate of photographer Derek Fall that presents a personal vision of formal and informal settings), and Private Gardens of New Hope (tucked away behind picturesque facades that add to the allure of this charming town on the Delaware).
The New Look Underground
Saturday, March 19, 1994.
Meet in grand Central Terminal at the New York City Transit Museum Gift Shop, above track 29. Join Robert Olmsted, transportation consultant and former assistant planning director for the MTA, for a seven local stop of newly decorated subway stations. now glowing with a bright full range of colors including "tunnel mouse." Bring an extra token along. The tour may end at Penn Station.
Three Video Films
Monday, February 28, 1994
From Pencil to Park: Preserving Olmsted Landscapes (produced by the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site), A Tunnel Runs through It (the new Los Angeles Metro line; produced by the L.A. County Transportation Commission), and Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (serene, symbolic, and sensual. Produced by the Smithsonian Institution), Washington, D.C., in association with Kajimavision Productions, Tokyo, Japan).
Prospect Park and Beyond
Sunday, November 7, 1993.
Take the F train to 15th Street in Brooklyn. Meet Bill Novak, who will lead you through the park in autumn color, and then across the Parade Ground to see the glorious mansions of a bygone era.
Central Park, North End
Sunday, October 10, 1993.
Meet Henry Hope Reed at the 100th Street entrance on Central Park West for a tour of the "bold and picturesque rocky bluffs," which are found only at the northern end of Central Park.
Thursday, September 23, 1993.
Join Dave Hupert on the steps of the City Hall for an evening stroll through downtown Manhattan to see the old City of New York.
New York Harbor and Sanktpeterburg
Monday, May 10, 1993.
Meet on the Plaza (all subways to Wall Street) to see the world's largest and greatest photographic mural ever created showing New York Harbor seen from the Chase Manhattan Bank tower. The mural is temporarily in place for a year. And then gather in the auditorium for a grand tour of the old and new St. Petersburg in Russia, its great interiors and exteriors, the river and the canals, one of the world's magnificent cities, with Bill Novak, New York School of Interior Design.
The Factory Machine: Warehouse or Dream?
Monday, March 29, 1993.
Take the #7 local train to 33rd Street, Long Island City. Meet Dave. Then on to the old R.H. Macy and Gimbel's warehouse, now The Factory, transformed, where Cheryl Cohen will take you along the million-square-foot full city-block, mixed-used manufacturing/office building with art and artifacts at every turn. And if time permits, a late look at nearby IDCN's two spectacular atriums in what had been industrial buildings.
Subways, le Metro, the Best Way to Go!
Friday, February 26, 1993.
Slide show. Sao Paulo: Clelia Morales, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Prague: Robert Epstein. London: Elizabeth Vangel, Arthur Rosenblatt. Other cities: Robert Olmsted, Transportation consultant. New York: Wendy Feuer, MTA Arts of Transit; Robert Previdi, Transit Authority, Control Center Modernization. Underground, a Work of Art: William Herder, Jane Sullivan.
Sunday in Prospect Park
Sunday, June 21, 1992.
Come to the Grand Army Plaza entrance (IRT, Seventh Avenue line). James Stranahan will be waiting, and so will tour leader Bill Novak, New York School of Interior Design.
Central Park at Dusk
Friday, July 17, 1992.
Gather at Scholar's Gate (Fifth Avenue and 59th Street) to join tour leader Henry Hope Reed, coauthor with Robert McGee and Esther Mipaas of Bridges of Central Park.
New Jersey Insomniacs
Sunday, August 16, 1992, 1:30 A.M.
Get your bike to Greely Square (Broadway and 32nd Street) to catch the 2 A.M. PATH train, or join leader Tom Kiel at 2:30 at Hoboken Lackawanna RR station to cycle to Liberty State Park. Bring a spare inner tube and breakfast.
Riverside South Park
Sunday, September 13, 1992.
Meet tour leader Catharine Cary at the original IRT power plant, 11th Avenue and 58th Street, to explore Penn Yard's 22 acres, soon to become Manhattan's biggest park built this century.
Hip-Hooray and Ballyhoo
October 9, 1992.
Wait at the Fifth Avenue steps of the Public Library, 41st Street. Tour leader Arthur Rosenblatt, architect, will show you new Bryant Park, Times Square, and the lullabye of Broadway.
November 8, 1992.
Gather at the entrance on Fifth Avenue at 25th Street (BMT 4th Avenue line, 25th Street station) for an autumn stroll with tour leader Bill Novak along the highlands in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
November 3, 1991.
Meet Charles Nicholas at the 59th Street IRT Lexington Avenue station for a trip to Astoria -- historic homes, Steinway piano factory, perhaps the old Silvercup Bread factory (the new Hollywood east) and more. Wear sturdy walking shoes.
Prospect Park Zoo
October 20, 1991.
Meet Bill Novak at the Willink Entrance (D train, Prospect Park station). See the new Zoo being built. Wander through woodlands, meadows, the old Rose Garden and Vale.
Central Park's Bridges
September 22, 1991.
Meet Tim Marshall and Tom Giordano at Fifth Avenue and 76th Street to see more of Central Park's great bridges. . . . We'll have copies of David Dunlap's splendid July 6 New York Times article on the bridges.
Sunday, November 3, 1991.
Meet at the 59th Street IRT Lexington Avenue station, upper level, northbound platform near front car. Leader: Charles Nicholas.
Sunday, October 29, 1991.
Meet at the Willink Entrance (D train, Prospect Park station). Leader: Bill Novak, New York School of Interior Design.
Central Park Bridges
Sunday, September 22, 1991.
Meet at the Miner's Gate (Fifth Avenue and 76th Street). Leaders: Tom Marshall and Tom Giordano, Central Park Conservancy.
Hartford by Night
Sunday, August 25, 1991, 12:01 A.M.
Come aboard the chartered bus at the library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, or meet in Connecticut at 2:30 A.M. at Hartford's Rail Bus Station. Leader: Carroll P. Toal, Jr. Frederick Law Olmsted was born in Hartford. Mark Twain lived there. It is also our nation's insurance capital. Bring a picnic breakfast.
Newark Bike Insomniacs
Sunday, August 11, 1991, 1:30 A.M.
Meet at the World Trade Center to catch the 2:00 A.M. PATH train, or meet at 2:30 A.M. at Newark's Penn Station. Bring a spare inner tube and sunrise breakfast. Leader: Charles Cummings.
Thursday, July 18, 1991.
Meet on the New York Supreme Court steps, Foley Square, for a visit to the courthouse under restoration, courtesy of Norman Goodman, New York County Clerk. Tour leader: Dave Hupert, Liberty Science Center.
Saturday Night Underground
Saturday, November 17, 1990. Meet under Worldwide Plaza in the 50th Street station on the C and E lines. Bob Previdi of the Public Affairs Office, New York City Transit Authority, will move the tour along to other newly improved stations, as well as to new vistas underground, including the glamour passageway from 51st Street and Lexington to 53rd and Lexington Avenue. There will also be a chance to see the three-mile tunnel to Queens, sometimes called "the tunnel to nowhere." We may surface on Roosevelt Island, weather permitting, for a glorious view of Manhattan and a toast to New York. Come prepared.
Prospect Park in Autumn
Sunday, October 21, 1990.
Join Bill Novak, rain or shine, for Prospect Park's annual fall foliage frolic. This year, start at Bartell Pritchard Circle (15th Street station on the F train). The tour will pass the Long Meadow, the forest and lake, to the far side of the park. There will be a special surprise, two great trees, a willow oak and a tulip tree, between the zoo and the Lily Ponds (the old Rose Garden). They were pruned in July by Gilmore Tree Company for the Friends in their ongoing Prospect Park tree care program. The willow oak and tulip tree, until a few years ago, commanded a hillside glade of grass, but this was completely abandoned by its caretakers and is now overgrown with weeds and scrub. The tour will end at the Vale of Cashmere, beginning its eleventh year of restoration and maintenance by the Friends, with the full cooperation of the park administrator.
Central Park's Bridges
Sunday, September 30, 1990.
Join Tim Marshall, deputy administrator for Capital Projects, who will continue his guided tours of the historic bridges of Central Park. Last year, he led the Friends from Frederick Douglass Circle and Mountcliff Arch, built in the 1890s, to the Reservoir Bridge Southwest, built in 1864, and recently restored. This year, Tim will start from Winterdale Arch and will go on to Balcony Bridge, which has one of the most beautiful views of the city, to Ramble Arch and then to the site of the Marble Arch, which was built in 1860 and destroyed in 1938 by Robert Moses. The tour will start, rain or shine, at Central Park West and 81st Street. The tour will end at Gapstow Bridge, built in 1896, on the pond at the southern end of the park.
Benefit Concert for the Friends of Central Park
Sunday, May 4, 1986.
Seymour Hayden, director and harpsichordist, will lead a chamber recital of Bach, the Double Violin Concerto, Fifth Brandenberg Concerto (for flute, harpsichord, violin, and strings) and the Coffee Cantata (wonderful music and great humor). Mr. Hayden may also add a work by Mozart, which will include a larger number of musicians, all of this to help raise funds for the Friends of Central Park's venture at Bankrock Bay. Be sure to bring some home-baked cookies along with you for a post-concert reception at the Blue Room. The afternoon will end with a mini-tour to the newly restored Cop Cot in thr south end of Central Park, which will be in full spring blossom.
Through Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace and the Vineyeards of Germany Hotels in New York: On the Move from Antebellum to Star Wars Flowers, Parks, and Other Works of Art
Friday, April 11, 1986.
Another Grand Tour with Bill Novak, this time for the pleasure and surprise of discovering unexpected varieties of landscape art in the vineyards and public gardens of Europe. Also: "The Four Seasons in Holland Park, London," slides by Christopher Wood; "Homage to America," the art of Jacques Hnizdovsky.
Friday, March 14, 1986.
A walking tour with David Hupert covering 130 years of hotels in New York, from the Cosmopolitan, where Lincoln slept (now the Bond Hotel), to the futuristic Marriot Marquis, where elevators lift to the sky. The tour will start in the Great Lobby at 195 at Dey Street, near the site of the newest hotel-to-be, the Kalikow World Trade Center Hotel.
Friday, February 14, 1986.
Hear Henry Hope Reed, first curator of Central Park; Tupper Thomas, administrator of Central Park; Marcia C. Sheer, "Central Park Through a Peephole Camera"; and see the art of Leon Dolice, "Old New York Remembered." At the New Urban Center in the Old Villard House, courtesy of the Municipal Art Society.
Hotels in New York: On the Move from Antebellum to Star Wars
Flowers, Parks, and Other Works of Art