High Bridge & Washington Heights

High Bridge & Washington Heights

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:00am

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. Let’s start by walking into The Bronx across the Harlem River, via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Uptown Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way we pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel, and to NY baseball. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4+ miles).

Bring snacks and drinks.

Meet at Salento Columbian Coffee & Kitchen, 2112 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 165 Street), a short walk from #1, A and C subways at 168 Street. Parking lot at J&B Parking at 2123 Amsterdam Ave., or street park.

Please finish eating and using Salento bathroom before 10 am when we start walking.

Rain cancels.

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The High Bridge