Sunday, May 12
Uptown Trinity Church Cemetery Spring Tour
11:00 AM - Spring's resurgence inspires this tour of one of the most charming parcels of Manhattan's urban streetscape. Established in 1842, Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights is one of New York State's most important burial grounds and is steeped in Revolutionary War, Civil War, civic- and social history. The grounds were originally laid out by James Renwick Jr., and re-landscaped years later by Calvert Vaux; this nearly 24-acre memorial park chronicles much of New York City's eventful past. Waypoints of interest include Richard Sands, the renowned "ceiling walker"; Dita H. Kinney, the first official in the U.S. Army Corps of Nurses; and floral markers of heirloom flowers that form part of the Heritage Rose District. A few colorful public officials also reside here, including Cadwallader D. Colden, Mayor of New York City (1818-1821), whose long lost grave tour leader Eric K. Washington personally rediscovered two years ago. Explore the winsome garden paths of Manhattan's only still-admitting cemetery--listed on the National Register of Historic Places--through the eyes of Mother Nature herself.--$20 / $15 Members. To reserve: http://www.mas.org
Tour leader: Eric K. Washington, Trinity Church Cemetery historian and 2010 MASterworks Award winner.