Sink or Sing: A Walking Tour about Crime, Punishment, Labor, and the Hudson River Region | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

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Sink or Sing: A Walking Tour about Crime, Punishment, Labor, and the Hudson River Region

Location

We will meet at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in front of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club (a short walk from the Ossining Metro North Train Station)

, NY

41.156608 -73.870057

County: Westchester
Region: Lower Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 22, 2024, 3:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 23, 2024, 1:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 23, 2024, 3:00PM, rain or shine
Detailed Times/Hours This walking tour is a project of the Sing Sing Prison Museum slated to open in fall 2025. Visit the website for more information about the project.

Details

Event Type Walk/Hike Description Sink or Sing: A Walking Tour about Crime, Punishment, Labor, and the Hudson River Region Join the staff at the Sing Sing Prison Museum for a walking tour along the Hudson River and around the edges of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility. From the Hudson River School of Art and a bustling port community to the walled fortress of a maximum-security prison, there is so much to explore and see in a mile radius. Learn about the building of the 1825 original cell block, the quarrying of Sing Sing marble, the origin of the US penal philosophy and design. We will also discuss the labor that built this place, products developed here, and some innovative examples of reform and rehabilitation. This tour offers some dark history in a stunningly beautiful place. The tour will end with a reflective art making project to link us back to the Hudson River School. We will meet at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in front of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club a short walk from the Ossining Metro North Train Station. Organization Hosting the Event Sing Sing Prison Museum Phone Number 914-236-5407

Registration

Advance registration required.
Registration will be open until the morning of the event on the museum webpage. Call 914-236-5407 or email info@singsingprisonmuseum.org for more information or if we can help create the best accessibility conditions.
Cost $15pp; $10 seniors and students; under 10 free (although challenging content is presented so parental discretion is advised)

Additional Information

pavement, parklands. not many seating options but attendees can bring a portable chair if inclined.
Additional Equipment Required: no

Event Duration (hours): 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Difficult for those under 12; babies fine.
Length (miles): 1miles
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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