Special Free Arch Tour
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Intersection of E67th and 5th Ave
Central Park Sunset Tours and Patchquilt are proud to bring you this free tour of Central Park’s arches in association with Central Park Arch Project.
An epic six hour walking tour of Central Park’s original 39 arches and a discussion about their significance to pedestrian safety. The arches were originally designed to separate pedestrians, carriages and riders on horseback. Over the years, some of the arches were destroyed and some of the park’s roads revised. In recent years, bicycle and pedestrian collisions have increased at crosswalks. The city has responded with increased ticketing and signs at crosswalks. We will explore an alternative solution: restoring arches. We’ll also discuss the unique architecture of the arches, each one is completely unique.
The walk will be divided into two halves. We’ll meet at noon at East 67th Street and 5th Avenue and continue through the park to our halfway point at The Delacorte Theatre (meeting point in front of the Romeo and Juliet statue), inside the park from 81st and Central Park West. There will be a brief restroom break. Then we will continue our walk at 3pm with anyone additional who wishes to join us. The walk will eventually end at 110th St and Central Park West. To keep up with our progress on the walk, check out updates on Twitter: @ParkArches.
Take the N, Q, or R trains to the Fifth Avenue/59th Street station in Manhattan, and walk north four blocks to 64th Street. Or take the Lexington Avenue #6 train to the 68th Street/Hunter College station, walk west 3 blocks to Fifth Avenue, then take a left and walk four blocks south.
The following buses stop on Fifth Avenue, between 59th and 64th Streets: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M30, Q32.
If you are visiting by car, consider the following garages: Narragansett Garage at 124 E. 63rd Street, Regency Garage Corp. at 245 E. 63rd Street, Renoir Garage at 225 E. 63rd Street, or Distinctive Parking at 35 E. 61st Street. No parking is available in the park itself. Please note that the tour ends on the west side of the park so you will need to walk or taxi back to the parking garage.
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