The southern tip of Manhattan, where the rivers East and Hudson collide, is one of the most concentrated and fascinating Urban Field Environmental Philosophy classrooms in the world.
On Weds. April 18th, Biocitizen will explore this oldest part of NYC, a trove of natural and cultural treasures. We’ll make direct contact with the elements—the rivers and bedrock—that gave rise to the city, and read its architecture and monuments for the history of its people. We’ll also revel in the intensity of its present moment—and eat Chinese food.
Biocitizen will load up the school van with restless Our Place explorers and enjoy an itinerary that:
—starts at the South Street Seaport,
—treks over the Brooklyn Bridge,
—descends to the East River/Brooklyn Bridge Park,
—catches a ferry across the East River to Pier 11/Wall Street,
—visits the National Museum of the American Indian and wanders Battery Park,
—struts through Wall Street, visits Federal Hall and the site of our first national capital,
—then heads to Wo Hop for some Chinese soul food.
Our goal is to visit sites that tell us why NYC is sited where it is, sites that blast us with sea winds and reek of the maritime biome that begat the city but now’s forgotten and hidden from view. All this content will be absorbed in the FEP style, which means experientially w/open group brainstorming and tons of fun.
When: Wednesday, April 18th
Times: drop-off at Sheldon Field at 6 am, pick up at Sheldon Field at 6 pm.
Pack: lunch, water, snacks; camera; ferry, food and souvenir fees.