Latest “Saturdays” Tours Central Park North
On Saturday, May 30th, more than 30 Salvation Army friends and supporters enjoyed a guided walking tour through the northern reaches of Central Park — the spring “installment” of the popular, on-going walking-tour series, “Saturdays in the City with The Salvation Army.”
The tour kicked off from the Vanderbilt Gate entrance to the park, located at 105th Street and Fifth Avenue, which served as the meeting place for guests. The approximately two-hour walking tour, conducted by NYC Discovery Tours, was followed by a bag lunch at (and admission to) the nearby Museum of the City of New York. Captain Randy Orr, Administrator of The Salvation Army’s Evangeline John & Mary R. Markle Memorial Residence for business women in Manhattan, offered a word of prayer before lunch and educated guests on the history of The Salvation Army, celebrating its 150th worldwide anniversary in 2015.
A $60 donation per person (discounted for students and children) was requested for the tour, which included lunch and admission to the museum. Proceeds from all the walking tours benefit Salvation Army programs for New Yorkers in need.
Scheduled twice a year in the spring and fall, the “Saturdays in the City with The Salvation Army” series explores some of New York City’s most compelling areas and neighborhoods. Previous tours have covered the history and cultural attractions of Little Italy, Chinatown and “Little Ireland”; Harlem; Times Square and the Theater District; Brooklyn Heights; and Central Park South. The next tour in the series is scheduled for September 19, 2015, and will return to Harlem.
Interested in sponsoring a walking tour? Please call (212) 337-7345 for details!