Slow pace, about 6 miles and 5 hours.The main point of this walk is to view the Bronx Artist Documentary Exhibit, a photography exhibit in which 30 photographers documented 80 Bronx artists, their studios and their works. The exhibit is being held inside the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse, built as a retirement home for wealthy individuals who had lost their fortunes and now used as an event space and community center.
We will start at the A,B.C.D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan then walk east across the 145th Street Bridge into the Bronx. If you want to meet us in the Bronx, be at East 150th Street under the Major Deegan Expressway at the entrance to Mill Pond Park by 11:00 a.m.
We'll walk north along the Harlem River through Mill Pond Park, cross through the Metro-North Station to Macombs Dam Park, wave goodbye to Derek Jeter as we pass by Yankee Stadium, view the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park, then reach the Freedman Home and view the exhibit.
After the exhibit, we'll eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home, cross the street for a short visit to the Bronx Museum of Art, then walk south along the Grand Concourse past the Bronx County Courthouse, through Franz Sigel Park, view the Shahn murals in the Post Office at East 149th Street, then cross the 145th Street Bridge again and return to the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The 4, 2 and 5 and D lines are available along the Grand Concourse if you don't want to walk back to Manhattan. We should be back at 145th Street by 3:30.
Bring food, drink, snacks. We will eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home after we view the exhibit.
Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan