In celebration of the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the U.S., join us for a walking tour of Four Freedoms Park and the Roosevelt House! The tour will begin at Four Freedoms Park, a memorial dedicated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, located at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. The park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt's famous speech in 1941, which are the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to attain basic human needs, and freedom from fear. The tour will include the history of the Roosevelt era, Architect Louis Kahn’s design principles and philosophy behind the building of the memorial, and the history of Roosevelt Island.
After the tour, we will head back to mainland Manhattan to visit the Roosevelt House, the former townhouse of Franklin Roosevelt and currently a Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, CUNY. We will have the chance to learn more about the Roosevelt family and the city they inhabited, as well as explore how their legacy has led to the most iconic public policy institute of the 20th century.
Date: Friday, July 6th
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (approximately)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 5th
Location: Roosevelt Island and Manhattan, NYC - meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the program date.
Cost:* $15 (includes guided tour and Roosevelt House entrance fee)
Contact: Alison Cho, Coordinator of Enrichment Programs, here or at 212-431-1195 ext. 26.
*Program fees are non-refundable.