July 4 SATURDAY 1 to 3 PM
BROOKLYN BRIDGE— “ROMANTIC PASSAGEWAY” THAT JOINS TWO ISLANDS
MEET: City Hall Park at the fountain, near Broadway & Park Place.
An icon of architectural grace and strength. Since its opening in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been an icon of New York City. It still evokes amazement for its engineering, its beauty, and the views from its raised, wooden walkway. Poets, novelists, filmmakers, and painters have celebrated it, as “a living connection” of architectural grace and strength.
Tour highlights include:
• The fascinating story of the site, design and construction of the bridge
• Spectacular views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and the great harbor of New York
• The first section of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, eventually to encompass 1.2 miles along the Brooklyn waterfront