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Equestrian New York: Horses in the Heights - The Harlem Speedway

The stories of hot horses and hot women that all went down in hot Washington Heights! A fabulous hike of about 2 miles with fascinating history featuring fast horses, faster women, big money and outrageous characters! 

Learn the story of the Harlem Speedway --a tax-payer-funded equine raceway where New York's richest raced their horses-- best viewed from the stunning span of High Bridge Park.  As we walk our way to the High Bridge, Robin will talk about the area's Revolutionary War, Gilded Age, baseball and jazz histories, and show you magnificent street art and sculpture along the route. 

Hear about women of the Heights such as the Huntingtons: Arabella 'Belle' Worsham Huntington Huntington, Helen Gates Huntington Barker, Anna Hyatt Huntington, as well as Eliza Jumel and Lou Dillon and more!

We begin this tour is at 157th Street and Broadway and end at 555 Edgecombe Avenue in time for the 3pm Jazz Entertainment Parlor with Marjorie Eliot.  The Jazz Parlor is optional, and donations to the Parlor are respectfully requested. Robin will confirm prior to the tour. Call with any questions.

Prompt step-off at 1:00pm.  This tour last approximately 2 hours and requires extensive walking covering about 2 miles.  Suitable for families.  Museum visits are not included as part of the guided schedule, however there will be time to visit following the tour.  Entrance fees to museums are not included in tour price and are the responsibility of the client.

 

Earlier Event: December 16
Tiny Town New York: Greenwich Village