Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, inside Central Park at about 105 Street
11TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE CEREMONY TO HONOR THE UNSUNG CIVIC GIANT ANDREW H. GREEN
Please join us in Central Park as we raise a toast of apple cider to Andrew H. Green, the unsung 19th century master planner, reformer and preservationist who transformed New York into a world-class city. The ceremony will take place at the Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, the only public monument to "The Father of Greater New York" in the five boroughs.
Prof. Kenneth T. Jackson, editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City, has called Green, "arguably the most important leader in Gotham's long history." During his fifty-year career, Green steered the creation of some of New York City's foremost parks, cultural institutions and public works. He rescued the city from bankruptcy after the Tweed Ring scandals, and pioneered the historic preservation movement. Most importantly, he masterminded the 1898 consolidation of the five boroughs, a measure that expanded the city's size five-fold.
The acclaimed preservationist and author Anthony C. Wood will be our guest speaker. He will talk about Mr. Green's efforts to preserve our city's endangered historic sites. Mr. Wood is the founder of the New York Preservation Archive Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City. He is also the author of the book "Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks."
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to all. Bring your friends. No reservations required.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Gather at the Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, inside Central Park at about 105 Street
Note: The bench is extremely difficult to find. See a printable map with directions linked below.
This event is subject to favorable weather.