Shaping Our City: The Significance of Central Park

Shaping Our City is a more or less chronological series devoted to the history and development of architecture in New York City.

With Matt Postal

A triumph of picturesque landscape design and urban planning, this spring-time tour considers the history of the our beloved park and its impact on the Upper East and West Sides. Participants will learn about the Olmsted & Vaux’s innovative “Greensward” plan, addressing such key architectural features as The Dairy, The Mall and Bethesda Terrace, as well as the scenic carriage drives and all-important transverse roads. We’ll end on West 72nd Street, an important link to Riverside Park, another splendid Olmsted & Vaux creation.

Saturday, May 25
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Grass and pond in Central Park in warm weather
Lower Central Park. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, David Shankbone. Modifications: photo cropped.