Central Park: Then and Now

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September 29, 2013


Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween

Free with admission: $10; $6 seniors, students; free for kids younger than 12

Event description: Forty-eight years after the 1811 Commissioners' Plan mapped out the grid of Manhattan, a grand park opened in the heart of the island. You will examine original historical sources to see how Central Park was transformed over a century and a half by reformers, planners, and public officials and then create your own guide that can be used during a visit to the park, right across the street from the museum.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10029
Phone: 212-534-1672
Website: boxoffice.mcny.org/public/

About Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.


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