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World War I in the Bronx: A Nostalgia Ride to Van Cortlandt Park

May 6, 2017 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50/$35 Members, $5 additional for guided tour
IRT Low Voltage Car

In 1917, soldiers, sailors and Marines departed New York City for France to fight in World War I. Before they deployed, some participated in training exercises at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, with patriotic New Yorkers gathering at the Parade Ground to observe the activities. Pack a picnic for a special centennial commemoration Nostalgia Ride on the Transit Museum’s Lo-Vs – celebrating the 100th anniversary of their first year in service on the IRT — from Grand Central to Van Cortlandt Park. There, explore the park, take an optional walking tour of key World War I sites in the park with The Bronx County Historical Society, and learn more about New York City’s role in World War I.

Nostalgia Ride ONLY >

Nostalgia Ride AND 12:30pm Walking Tour >

Nostalgia Ride AND 1:30pm Walking Tour >

Nostalgia Ride AND 2:30pm Walking Tour >

Presented in partnership with The Bronx County Historical Society and the World War I Centennial Committee for New York City


May 6, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50/$35 Members, $5 additional for guided tour
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Due to impending weather, this Saturday's Nostalgia Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery has been postponed. Details on the rescheduled event will be sent by email as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe this weekend!