Joyce Gold – The Creation of Central Park

Central Park in Autumn - with view of the water, trees and buildings

Joyce Gold returns for her third talk at Waterside with the history of our city’s legendary park!

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.

One of Manhattan’s most engaging tour guides, Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is also 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.

Register for this free event – open to the public – on Eventbrite.
Tuesday, February 18th at 6pm at our Lewis Davis Pavilion (25 Waterside Plaza)