Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Staying true to spring’s embrace of all things new, Friends of Hudson River Park is thrilled to be presenting its newest fundraising event on WEDNESDAY APRIL 29: SPRING FLING

Be a part of the hottest new event of spring 2015, and help preserve Manhattan's westside waterfront oasis!

Spring Fling will be an evening of cocktails, fashion, world-renowned entertainment, and unique culinary experiences!  This year's exciting kick-off will also celebrate the opening of Brookfield Place and the newly renovated Winter Garden, recognizing their impactful role in the revitalization of downtown Manhattan. 

Friday, May 1, 2015 (All day)

 

Jane Jacobs 
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. Read more about her here

Jane’s Walk
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. Jane's walk is international in scope.

In New York City, the city organizer is the Municipal Arts Society of NY (MAS). There are scores of available walks in the Metropolitan NY/NJ area and we urge that you look into the Jane's Walk website to check them out. Each walk will independently set their own beginning and end times.

How it works: 

Think of a place you'd like to tour. It can be anywhere: the street you live on, a place you like to hang out, a secret garden that not many people know about.  
 

Go for a walk there and observe the people and things around you. Take a friend. Take notes. 
 

As you walk, think about a few places along the route that would make good places to stop. What is interesting there and what could offer a good start point for discussion with your neighbours? 
 

Once you have your walk idea, go online and Create an Account on janeswalk.org.  
 

If your city isn't listed, you can Add Your City. If your city is listed, reach out to your local organizer to say hello (their contact info is listed on your city's local page which you can find in the City Directory). Organizers are volunteers just like you who decide they want to help people list and promote community tours locally. Some organizers have just started, and others have been around since the Jane's Walk project began in 2007.  

Use our Create a Walk application to bring your tour to life: add a title, route details, photos and accessibility notes.  

Use our Promotion Tools and Templates to spread the word in person, on Facebook, on Twitter and to the press! 

There is no registration necessary for a Jane's Walk. People simply show up at the time and location you choose. 

On the week before your tour, be sure to review our Walk Guide Tips.

Ask a friend to co-lead your walk, or help with taking photos during your walk. You can even post a story to the Official Jane's Walk Blog.

Congrats! Now you're one of thousands of people across 6 continents who are helping to make their cities stronger, more connected places. Think of someone else who should know about the project? Invite them to lead a walk!

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a walk through the South Street Seaport Historic District, both inland and waterfront, with Save Our Seaport.

We will be looking firsthand at the many elements that define the character of this District: It’s vessels, buildings, Museum, views, history, and markets. From the waterline to the masthead, pavement to rooftops, from the founding of New Amsterdam to the current day.

Walk will depart from the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse at Fulton Street and Water Street, Manhattan

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day)

Jane Jacobs 
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. Read more about her here

Jane’s Walk
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. Jane's walk is international in scope.

In New York City, the city organizer is the Municipal Arts Society of NY (MAS). There are scores of available walks in the Metropolitan NY/NJ area and we urge that you look into the Jane's Walk website to check them out. Each walk will independently set their own beginning and end times.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:00am

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter!

On Saturday May 2nd 2015 celebrate the 30th annual Great Saunter, covering 32-miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines. Enjoy fabulous skyline views and natural landscapes rarely appreciated from within the city, all the while raising awareness to protect our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island! Join the more than 1200 hikers for this amazing journey you will always remember! 

The Great Saunter Schedule:

7:00 A.M.    Registration Opens-The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street--Broad Street; New York NY 10004)

7:30 A.M.    The Great Saunter begins!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am - 10:30pm

Take a walk through the South Street Seaport Historic District, both inland and waterfront, with Save Our Seaport.

We will be looking firsthand at the many elements that define the character of this District: It’s vessels, buildings, Museum, views, history, and markets. From the waterline to the masthead, pavement to rooftops, from the founding of New Amsterdam to the current day.

Walk will depart from the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse at Fulton Street and Water Street, Manhattan

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am

Shake off the mantle of Winter and embrace Spring!

This walk has two start times:
11:00am
1:00 PM

Join Executive Director, Linda Dianto on a “Jane’s Walk” of our site and surrounding area on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Meet in front of the  US Post Office, 45 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10301.

What did you always wanted to know about lighthouses and never learned? Do you know what the most famous lighthouse in the world was? Hear about the Cape Canaveral of the lighthouse industry from 1864-1939... On this walk, you'll see the beginnings of a National Lighthouse Museum recognizing the over 600+ lights in the country and 15,000 worldwide. We'll walk the 850 ft. Pier and visualize what life was like in the 1800's in the heart of New York Harbor and learn about the future of the site and its surroundings in St. George, Staten Island.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The West Harlem Waterfront Park is a landscaped transformation of the historic Manhattanville shoreline.

For thousands of years, the natural topography of this site formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. This solitary break between the bluffs of today’s Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights provided the only direct river access to the area’s earliest native residents as well as a convenient inroad to the area’s early 17th-century non-native arrivals.

West Harlem Piers is also a site for UNDER THE VIADUCT is an art & lifestyle series where folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza. Situated in West Harlem on 12th Avenue and near the Hudson River, residents and fellow New Yorkers can enjoy passive recreation in the daytime and when the sun starts going down, engage in dance, digital and reflective art.

About the West Harlem Art Fund:
The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a sixteen year old, public arts organization. WHAF offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talent with residents uptown and around the city. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. showcases art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to our part of the city; promote historical and cultural heritage; and support community involvement in local development. Our organizational symbol is the double crocodile from West Africa. Funtunmmireku-Denkyemmirreku means unity in diversity.

Location to meet: 125th St & Marginal St. (Near the Hudson River) Manhattan 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Take a walk through the South Street Seaport Historic District, both inland and waterfront, with Save Our Seaport.

We will be looking firsthand at the many elements that define the character of this District: It’s vessels, buildings, Museum, views, history, and markets. From the waterline to the masthead, pavement to rooftops, from the founding of New Amsterdam to the current day.

Walk will depart from the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse at Fulton Street and Water Street, Manhattan

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

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Take a different kind of boat ride on the harbor, highlighting the work of the port, the health of the bay, and opportunities for public input and access in our city of water.

Sat. May 2nd  meet at 2:45pm at the Aquarium for the 3pm ferry departure from St. George Terminal in Staten Island.

 

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