Food shortages, Civil War draft laws, police repression of demonstrations, and the removal of the homeless all have caused rioting in Tompkins Square Park during its 185-year history. But its American elms have seen it all and withstood it, including the tree that overlooked the USA’s first Hare Krishna chanting in 1966. See the sights of a once-troubled park from its ancient elms to its monument to NYC’s greatest human disaster before 9/11.
Take L train to 14th St and First Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Very short walk around the park.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.