Celebrate Central Park and Andrew Haswell Green! Meet us at the memorial bench this Sunday (Oct. 6)

It’s going to be a cool and comfortable in New York City this weekend, a perfect time to take part in a glorious Central Park tradition.
 
Please join former Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione, guest speaker Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast and other history lovers in Central Park this Sunday (October 6 at noon) as they raise a toast of apple cider to Andrew H. Green (1820-1903), the unsung 19th century master planner, reformer, and preservationist whose accomplishments transformed New York into a world-class city.
 
The ceremony (in its 17th year!) will take place at the Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench in northern Central Park.
 
Miscione will preside over the festivities. Complete details below, including a link to a web page that gives a map and directions to the bench.
 

At the Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, inside Central Park at about 105 Street

Sunday, October 6, 2019
12:00 noon
Free. No reservations required. Invite your friends!
Light refreshments will be served at the ceremony.
 

Pictured above: From the Green Memorial Bench dedication ceremony in 1929 — at its original location! Speakers at the event included (l. to r.) Capt. N. Taylor Phillips (Andrew H. Green Memorial Association), Willis Holly (Park Board), Col. Henry W. Sackett (Andrew H. Green Memorial Association), Dr. Nathan Williams Green (A.H.G.’s nephew), and Dr. George F. Kunz (American Scenic & Historic Preservation Society).