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Joyce Gold – Creation of Central Park
February 18 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
New York City of the mid 19th century had largely ignored quality of life issues for its citizens. This omission had become so apparent that the city government arranged a competition for the design & creation of a great park. The winning design of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed 843 acres into America’s first masterpiece of urban landscape design.
Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.
Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.