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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
High Bridge Walk May 14 at 11am sponsored by Outdoor Afro
When: Saturday, May 14 at 11am, anticipated 60 degrees, Moderate Rain Sat, May 14 at 11am 60° F, Moderate Rain
Where: Highbridge Park, W 165th St. & Edgecombe Ave.
Join Outdoor Afro for an Uptown urban walk at Highbridge Park(Washington Heights, NYC) on Saturday, May 14th from 11a-1p! Our walk will take us through the park and across the Highbridge.
Fun fact - the High Bridge, built in 1848, is NYC’s oldest standing bridge, spanning from Manhattan to the Bronx. This beautiful bridge was just reopened to pedestrians in 2015 (after being closed for 45 years), so if you’ve been meaning to get there to check out the amazing views, now is your chance!
We will walk about 2 miles, so comfortable shoes are a must! We will walk at a moderate pace so all skill levels (including children) are welcome. After the walk, there will be an optional opportunity to grab a quick bite at a local café with your fellow Outdoor Afros.
This event is easily accessible via public transportation – the closest subway station is 168th St (A/C/1 train). Please note that we will meet at the park entrance at the corner of W. 165th St and Edgecombe Ave. (This entrance is ramp accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.) Remember to bring at least 24oz of water!