Next Freshkills Park Talk: Tuesday, July 27th

Freeway Park, in Seattle, is an example of a highway deck converted into urban parkland.

Next Tuesday evening in the Arsenal Gallery, our Freshkills Park Talks lecture series continues with a talk by Peter Harnik, Director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land.  He will be speaking to topics from his latest book, “Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities,” about the reclamation of a variety of urban sites—landfills, railways, rooftops, cemeteries, schoolyards, highway decks—as parkland.  This is a practice that has grown substantially as a trend over the last decade, particularly in New York City.  Should be a fun talk, and particularly relevant to current exhibit in the Arsenal Gallery, “Before They Were Parks.”

This talk is co-hosted with the Department of Parks & Recreation’s Uncommon Ground lecture series.  It will be preceded by light refreshments and a chance to peruse the exhibit, and followed by a reception in the roof garden of the Arsenal.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to or call 212.360.1324 to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | Light refreshments 6pm; talk begins at 6:30
The Arsenal, 3rd floor Gallery
830 Fifth Ave, Manhattan

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