Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks: Movie & Panel Discussion
The Horticultural Society of New York (148 W. 37th St., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in an early celebration of the birthday (April 26) of Frederick Law Olmsted, the visionary urban planner and landscape architect who designed New York City’s Central Park with Calvert Vaux. Olmsted spent the latter half of his life devoting nearly every waking minute to creating restorative green spaces for overworked city dwellers. This one-hour documentary by Rebecca Messner, Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, explores the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through Olmsted’s enigmatic eyes.
Biographer Justin Martin, Sara Cedar Miller, official historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, and Charles McKinney, principal urban designer at the New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation, will discuss the life and lasting masterpieces of this enigmatic man.