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9/11 Memorial, Domino Park, and the New Pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 4 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

$140 – $180
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Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney on this bus trip to visit three sites in New York. Our first stop will be the powerful 9/11 Memorial which features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. The Memorial Plaza, planted with swamp white oaks, is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees surround the reflecting pools and the design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, creating a contemplative space among the bustling metropolis. Our next stop will be the newly opened Domino Park, a 6-acre public park in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. It spans a quarter mile along the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge, at the site of the landmarked former Domino Sugar Refinery. Along the five-block riverside walk, various salvaged factory equipment is displayed, including four syrup collection tanks. The park was designed, over the course of six years, by James Corner Field Operations, which also constructed the High Line. We will then walk from Domino Park to catch the ferry for a short boat ride over to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) to see the most recent garden installation near Pier 3. BBP, designed by the landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, is an 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River. The park has revitalized 1.3-miles of Brooklyn’s post-industrial waterfront with construction beginning in 2008, using soil from the new World Trade Center site. Price includes lunch, bus driver gratuity, ferry ticket, and refreshments. Limit 30.

Members: $140                 Non-members: $180

This trip is sold out. Please call 610-328-8025 to be added to the waitlist.

A terrific incentive to become a member! Excursions with the Scott Associates are member benefits; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 one-year Individual Membership.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems.
  • No refunds are available for day bus trips.

Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$140 – $180
Event Category:

Organizer

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Venue

Wister Center – Gillespie Room
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Phone:
610-328-8025