Van Cortlandt Park: Third-Largest Park in New York
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $40
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Van Cortlandt is home to the first municipal golf course in the US and houses the Van Cortlandt House Museum, the oldest building in the Bronx and the first historic house museum in NYC.
Lafayette and Rochambeau dined here, and George Washington slept here. Visit the museum; learn some interesting facts about the park; possibly see a cricket game, an international soccer game and/or a cross-county track meet; and then taste some of the best carrot cake in NYC.
This tour ends at approximately 1:30 pm.
Meet at 242 St. and Broadway – the Uptown side of the street.
Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.
Susan Birnbaum a native New Yorker obsessed with its history and food and is owner of SusanSez NYC Walkabouts. She is licensed as a Sightseeing Guide by the City of New York and an active member of the Guides Association of New York City.