Entries by TheConservancy

Celebrating George McAneny

Beginning December 20, at Federal Hall the National Park Service along with the McAneny family presents a series of talks and an exhibition honoring George McAneny, around his 150th birthday. Talks feature New York Times journalist and author Sam Roberts, historian and guide Lucie Levine, and urbanist and preservationist Adrian Untermyer. Get event details here. […]

A Titan for Parks

Marian S. Heiskell, 1918-2019 The staff of the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy and our Board of Directors honor the memory of our longtime chair, co-founder and friend, Marian Heiskell. Mrs. Heiskell, among her many accomplishments, was a former newspaper executive, lifelong conservationist, and a leader in numerous philanthropic activities. She was a […]

Eureka in Federal Hall in the News

Brian Tolle’s Eureka and the Flushing Remonstrance in Federal Hall has received great reviews. The installation will be on view to the public through September 8. Some highlights from the news since opening include: New York Times, Artnet, Untapped Cities and Enfilade.  

Brian Tolle’s Eureka at Federal Hall

Beginning Jun 27, with the National Park Service, we are pleased to present Eureka, artist Brian Tolle’s towering 40-foot-high sculpture of a 17th century Dutch canal house façade in Federal Hall’s Grand Rotunda. On view through September 8, Eureka is part of a new curatorial initiative inviting contemporary artists to investigate themes that resonate with […]

Advocates Rally at Federal Hall for Deferred Maintenance Fix

On February 17, the National Parks Conservation Association brought together Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and other conservation advocates on the steps of Federal Hall National Memorial– where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president – to mark President’s Day and to call for a funding to fix the […]

New Year, New NY Harbor Parks

A happy New Year to all. After a few months of work, we are pleased to finally officially launch our new NY Harbor Parks website. Our goal for the site has always been to provide visitors with an easy and engaging way to learn about and visit the National Parks of New York Harbor, including sharing […]

Summer Getaway at Gateway

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we teamed up with Gateway National Recreation Area and Getaway to offer a unique pop-up camping escape at Fort Wadsworth. Getaway, a lifestyle and hospitality company, builds portable, environmentally friendly “tiny house” style cabins that come stocked with all the necessities for a promised quick escape to nature. Guests […]