Here’s the schedule for our Underground Railroad walk to Harlem this weekend.
Saturday April 10, 2021 – Updated
We will begin our Walk to Freedom across Brooklyn from the Owls Head Park Dog Run, 68th and Shore Road. We will start about 8:15 a.m. and walk to the Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn. We anticipate arriving between 11-11:30 a.m. Afterwards we will make a quick stop at the historic Berean Baptist Church, 1635 Bergen Street. ETA 12-12:15 pm. Then its onward to the historic Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street between Henry and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights. ETA 1:30 pm. From there we will walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, before ending our walk for the day. ETA 2:15 pm
Sunday April 11, 2021 – Beginning about 8:00 a.m. we will start our final Northward walk across Manhattan from the African Burial Ground National Monument to Central Park’s Seneca Village finishing at the Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue, St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Blvd, in Harlem. More details will come as we pin down walking times and distances between sites.
If you have questions about meeting up with us during our walk across Brooklyn and Manhattan, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 3, 2021 – Perth Amboy to Tottenville, NY via river crossing (if we can confirm boat). From Tottenville we will walk to the Sandy Ground Historical Society on Woodrow Road “this is located on land that used to be the old Quarantine Station near the Staten Island Ferry. It links the Staten Island South and North Shore together for a realistic Underground Railroad experience,” said historian Debbie-Ann Paige. We will finish our walk for the day on the North Shore at the Lighthouse Museum to celebrate.
Saturday April 3, 2021 – Perth Amboy to Tottenville, Staten Island. Water crossing followed by 15-mile walk to St. George, and second water crossing to Brooklyn.
Sunday March 21, 2021 – New Brunswick to Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum, about 12-miles. Mile marker: 235