The Central Park: Cynthia S. Brenwall with Sara Cedar Miller

Wed. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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A history lesson on what great urban planning can do for a city.

The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure is the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. New York City Municipal Archives conservator and art historian Cynthia S. Brenwall takes us back in time and includes details like the original winning competition entry, detailed maps, as well as the original designs for buildings, fixtures, and infrastructure. She will be joined in conversation by Sara Cedar Miller, the historian emerita of the Central Park Conservancy since 2017 and the author ofCentral Park, An American MasterpieceSeeing Central Park and the forthcoming book Before Central Park.  


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018