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Fort Tryon Park’s ’85 Years of the Heather Garden: Building on The Olmsted Brothers Legacy’

Join an online workshop with Public Garden Designer Ronda Brands and travel through the 8+ decades of the Heather Garden’s evolving landscape. Starting with the Olmsted Brothers planting plan for John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1930s, through the 1950s, into the fiscal crisis of the 1970s and beyond into the present day. Learn which plants were selected for placement in the Heather Garden and the planning decisions involved; and how increased knowledge of invasive species and a desire for year-round interest, color, and contrast helped the garden evolve into a world-class horticultural destination.

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Celebrate 85 Years of Fort Tryon Park: 12th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert (online)

This event will stream on Facebook and Zoom on August 8, 2020, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family to celebrate the park’s 85th Anniversary by honoring the late Council Member Stan Michels at the 12th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert. Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and Rudel Drears’ ensemble! This event is normally held underneath the majestic elms on the promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River, but will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001.He was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

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