Help CLIMB’s (City Life is Moving Bodies) annual “Hike the Heights” and “Giraffe Path” celebrations by attending or running a workshop where we’ll you’ll be teaching children how to build their own papier-mâché giraffes. More info is below.
The Giraffe Path is a trail that connects Central Park to the Cloisters through the Northern Manhattan Cliffside Parks. The path links the existing trails in 8 parks in northern Manhattan (including St. Nicholas Park) via a few city blocks all in the shape of a giraffe. The trail can be hiked in sections or for the entire 10 miles, and can be accessed year round.
Hike the Heights 5 will be Saturday, June 6th, 2009. The day consists of hikes along the Giraffe Path, the Giraffe Parade, and a Potluck Party at the Highbridge Water Tower Terrace in Washington Heights, New York. The party will be complete with food, dancing, youth friendly art activities, and the “Reel Short Film Festival.”
A Parade of Giraffes: As part of Hike the Heights, 150 giraffe sculptures, created by hundreds of neighborhood youth will be scattered along the Giraffe Path. The giraffes are made of paper mache and decorated with drawings, stickers, and more.
For further information, photos, a map, and more, please visit www.thegiraffenyc.org