Discovering New York City's Parks, Squares, and Scenic Landmarks
New York City is known for its great parks, and there is none more famous park than Central Park. But the City is also full of smaller parks, squares, and green spaces that offer residents and visitors places for recreation, reflection, or rest from city life. This course will introduce you to some of these delightful public spaces, as we explore how their designs help New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of the City. Through six walking tours and classroom lectures and discussion, we will examine some of New York City’s most iconic public outdoor spaces, including Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, and the High Line, as well as a few sites off the beaten path, such as Worth Square, Dante Square, and Sakura Park.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with the architecture and design of NYC’s outdoor spaces
- Knowledge of often-overlooked smaller parks and public spaces
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in-between
- The curious and creative