Slow pace, about 6 miles and 5 hours. This is a reprise of a walk we did in September. We are returning to view two new exhibits, Artists in Residence at the Andrew Freedman Home and Bronx Speaks at the Bronx Museum of Art.
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, pass by Yankee Stadium, view the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park, then reach the Freedman Home and view the Artists in Residence exhibit. The Freedman Home was built as a charitable retirement home for wealthy individuals who had lost their fortunes and is now used as an event space and community center.
After viewing the exhibit, we'll eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home, then cross the street to the Bronx Museum of Art to view the Bronx Speaks exhibit, which features works by Bronx artists. Then we'll 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.
Meet: 10:30 a.m. in front of the Capital One Bank at the northeast corner of 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue outside the A,B,C,D station in Manhattan. Note that the B train does not run on weekends.
Leader: Tom Bergen 917-727-5507