Hart Island Free Public Tours Now Offered by NYC Parks Department’s Urban Park Rangers

 

 

 

Hart Island, Bronx. Image credit: Roberta Fineberg

Today, NYC Parks announced the start of free public tours of Hart Island, the City’s public cemetery, in an effort to increase access to the island, reduce historical stigmas surrounding itspast, and educate the public about its role as an important piece of City infrastructure.

Hart Island, Bronx. Image credit: Roberta Fineberg

Beginning on November 21, 2023, NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will offer free walking tours of the island twice per month. Registration is required through an online form and participants will be selected by lottery. All public history tours are done on foot and last approximately 2.5 hours, with ferry transportation provided to and from Hart Island.

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Get Ready for Jane’s Walk 2018

 

 

We can’t wait for the annual Jane’s Walk Tours. ┬áMany of this years Tours are theme-based on current events and interests, like rising sea levels and privately owned public spaces. Save the Dates ~ May 4-6 for The Municipal Art Society of New York┬áTours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

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