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Sunday September 14
World Trade Center Memorials: A Walking Tour & Ferry Ride
Join Justin Ferate as we discover an array of memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center disaster. Included will be the newly opened 9/11 Memorial Plaza on the site of the former World Trade Center towers. The Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. More than 400 trees surround the reflecting pools. The design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.
In addition, we will view an array of other memorials and monuments – from St. Paul’s Chapel, where the rescue endeavors took place, to the Firefighters’ Memorial Wall, to the memorial cross at St. Peter’s Church, to Eleven Tears – the rock crystal memorial dedicated to those American Express workers who lost their lives in the disaster. The tour will end with a ride on the Staten Island Ferry to visit what Justin considers to be the best of the World Trade Center memorials: Postcards, an intimate, haunting shrine-like memorial shaped like two postcards caught in the winds…messages to those we’ve loved and lost.
Sunday September 21
Upper Manhattan: Inwood & Historic Dyckman Farmhouse
Join Tour Leader Justin Ferate and discover the rich palimpsest of history in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. The area’s rugged glacial formations along the Hudson and Harlem Rivers encouraged numerous Native American encampments. Generations of New Yorkers reported having found arrowheads in the rocky cliffs. Here, Peter Minuit would “purchase” Manhattan for 60 guilders in what remains the only remaining natural forest in Manhattan. Here, Hessian soldiers created huts to weather the winters during the American Revolution. Here is the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan – a reminder of Manhattan’s Dutch settlement. Here, the elite families of Manhattan would build grand country estates on rugged stone cliffs. Here, handsome 20th century apartment buildings would spring up along the far-reaching subway lines.
WHILE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Some may want to discover the brand new Swindler Cove Park after the tour.
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Sunday October 5
Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT
THIS SPECIAL TOUR IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.
Philip Johnson's Glass House was an extremely important and influential project for Johnson and for modern architecture.
The Wolfe Walkers have arranged for a special guided 3/4-mile walking tour to view the buildings and the site’s pastoral landscape. In addition to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, we will enjoy access to four structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House (1949), the Painting Gallery (1965), the Sculpture Gallery (1970), and Da Monsta (1995). We will also have the opportunity to view two temporary exhibitions: Night (1947–2015) and Fujiko Nakaya: Veil.
Our 2:45 PM luncheon will be at Chef Luis in downtown New Canaan.
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