bench picnic & jam

Dear Friends & Family,
As many of you may know, in 2010 a bench was dedicated in Harris’ name in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. On July 18, 2010 his birthday, we gatheried at the bench to share food, memories and music.

What: Picnic and Jam for Harris’ Birthday and reunion of his friends and family.
When: 2014: Uncertain

Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, at location of bench, across the Long Meadow from Picnic House.

Link to a detail from the park map of the bench location: http://harris.wulfson.com/docs/bench/bench-Map.jpg

Link to a map of the entire park with the location of the bench: http://harris.wulfson.com/docs/bench/Prospect-Park-Map_bench.jpg

Bring: Your musical instrument(s), something to eat/drink, something to sit on

If you have questions, please email Michelle (mishkajaeger@gmail.com), David (david.sollors@gmail.com), Lea (leawithoutanh@gmail.com), or Emily (emilygh@gmail.com).


Parking:
http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/plan/directions
Parking is available around the Park’s perimeter. Please be aware of any parking restrictions and street cleaning signs. There are two locations within the park:
Wollman Rink: Free public parking
Litchfield Villa: Public parking area in the back half of the lot in marked spaces only

There are parking lots near the park on all sides. Here are two on Union Street in Park Slope:
Stafford Parking Corporation
841 Union St
(718) 622-9568

Square Park Slope Corporation
800 Union St
(718) 622-2351


Park Directions:
The bench is across the Long Meadow from the Picnic House. You can either enter the park near the Picnic House from Park Slope, or from Grand Army Plaza.

*From Grand Army Plaza, at the north end of Prospect Park:

Once you enter the park, you are at the north end of the Long Meadow, a huge open grassy area that extends nearly the entire length of the center of the park. Find the main path along the west (left) side of the long meadow (marked purple on the map). Follow this path south.

Pass a paved path going off to your right across the Long Meadow. After this you will see the Picnic House (which has bathroom facilities) ahead and to the right across the Long Meadow.

The bench is across from the Picnic House, at the junction of the main west-side path with a smaller path that runs off to your left into the forest toward Sullivan Hill. On the map, this spot is just below the “E” in LONG MEADOW and the starred White Oaks. The bench is beneath a humongous tree, on the south side of the trail intersection. It faces north, toward Grand Army Plaza. Note that south is toward the bottom left corner of the map.

If you find the dog beach, you’re too far south. Turn around and walk north along the Long Meadow (forest on your right) until you find the bench.

*From 3rd or 5th Street entrances on the west side of the park, in Park Slope:

Walk into the park until you find the picnic house (there are bathroom facilities here).

Keep going past the picnic house, walking out into the open of the Long Meadow. Cross the Long Meadow to reach the main path (marked purple on the map) that runs the length of the Long Meadow on the far (west) side.

The bench is at the junction of this path with a smaller path that runs off into the forest toward Sullivan Hill. On the map, this spot is just below the “E” in LONG MEADOW and the starred White Oaks. The bench is beneath a humongous tree, on the south side of the trail intersection. It faces north, toward Grand Army Plaza. Note that south is toward the bottom left corner of the map.

If you find the dog beach, you’re too far south. Turn around and walk north along the Long Meadow (forest on your right) until you find the bench.