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NYC – World Science Festival – Washington Square Park – Astor Square

Often, I have been asked, what is there to do in the city that’s free?  This blog will be mostly pictures showing what one Sunday afternoon can be like.

Photographic samples follow –  It all happened in four square blocks.

The World Science Festival

This event was held on the NYU Campus and was the Ultimate Science Street Fair. It was truly a family event. There were many exhibits that were hands-on and had plenty of volunteers to assist. (And it as free.)

Washington Square Park

In the spring or a summer day, and you’ll find some of what makes NYC a great place to live–families and couples lingering, dozens of (impressive!) musicians claiming a bench or corner of the park to earn a few bucks, artists making or offering things of beauty, chalk and sand artists, comedians, jugglers and people looking for a challenge at the chess board. Public bathrooms.


The marble Washington Arch was built between the years 1890 and 1892 to replace a wooden arch erected in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s inauguration.

Walking from Astor Square to Washington Park

Part of the walk between St Mark’s and Washington Square Park. This place is great to take a stroll around if you’re in the area. This is called Greenwich village:which some call a artsy fartsy, creative area.

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