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Inwood Hill Park: AUTUMN MUSHROOM WALK

November 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free

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Join expert mycologist Paul Sadowski, of the New York Mycological Society and the New York Botanical Garden, for a Fungus Tour of Inwood Hill Park, one of New York City’s oldest woodlands. We will walk among the Park’s varied habitats in search of mushrooms large and small, edible, inedible or just plain poisonous.

Space is limited and RSVP required HERE.

This walk is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Inwood Art Works: MENDELSSOHN ON THE HUDSON – Self-guided historical and musical walking tour

A Historical and Musical Walking Tour of German Jewish Washington Heights

Mendelssohn on the Hudson is a self-guided historical and musical walking tour that follows the footsteps of the German Jews and others who fled 1930s Nazi Germany to settle in Washington Heights, also referred to at the time as “Frankfurt on the Hudson.” The self-directed historical tour route – offering autonomy, fresh air, and social distancing – includes West 181 Street to the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, and points in between.

The musical stories presented at their specific locations offer a rare, multi-layered connection between storyteller and listener. It’s an unusual, accessible, and free musical experience via smartphone or another internet-enabled device. During the tour, visitors will hear via podcast twelve episodes with songs based on true field-collected stories from neighborhood residents set to Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words. Each song offers and retains a snapshot of German Jewish life from the 1930s to the near-present. Mendelssohn on the Hudson is unique in combining oral history, musical theatre, classical music, and local landmarks into a compelling record of the German Jewish culture of Northern Manhattan.

Explore and download each episode.

Morris Jumel Paranormal Historical Investigation

Looking for an unforgettable ghost adventure? Book an exclusive paranormal investigation at Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, where you will learn the background of paranormal investigations, including the legendary paranormal activity at Morris-Jumel Mansion, while learning the history of the Mansion, its former residents, and interesting facts about the museum collection. During the program, you will have after-dark access to ghost hunt in the period rooms of the Mansion, normally closed off to the public. Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy the evening, and will have the opportunity to possibly communicate with Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents using paranormal investigative equipment.

  • The investigation lasts 2 hours (7pm – 9pm) and is priced at $60/per person.

  • This event is strictly for those 18 and over.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

  • This event is currently limited to a maximum of 16 people.

  • All visitors must show proof of vaccination as per “Key to NYC” mandates.

  • All guests MUST wear masks, and will be provided with nitrile gloves for use with the investigative equipment (masks and gloves are NOT optional).

*Please note that due to the pandemic, we have updated our ticketing policy and procedures. There will be no late seating for this event; you have 48 hours before the day of the event to refund or exchange your ticket. All tickets are final, non-refundable.

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