Discover Midtown Pocket Parks and Take Home a Guide Book

Theater District - Times Square

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In a Nutshell

Author Rosemary O’Brien leads participants to hidden pocket parks throughout Midtown, including one with a piece of the Berlin Wall

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a 90-minute tour of New York’s best pocket parks with author Rosemary O’Brien
  • Children are welcome to attend this event, but it may prove too much for toddlers
  • Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The tour will begin at the Northeast corner of 7th Avenue and 49th Street.

Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

You can walk through Midtown everyday and still miss some of its most stunning sights. But for author Rosemary O’Brien, a connoisseur of pocket parks, ferreting out those sights is a point of pride. During her 90-minute walking tour, she trains the spotlight on some of her best finds in Midtown, giving participants the ability to take mini escapes from the city around them.

  • Discover Hidden Gems
    O’Brien’s itinerary takes participants to at least six of the pocket parks highlighted in her book. Expect to see a piece of the Berlin Wall, waterfalls, and a former mansion.

  • Learn While You Walk
    Along the way, listen as O’Brien shares the history of the parks and answers any questions.

  • Take Home a Copy of Best Pocket Parks of NYC
    Every participant receives a complimentary copy of O’Brien’s book, which profiles 56 parks across the city.


Your Host

Rosemary O'Brien Rosemary O’Brien
Author, Best Pocket Parks of NYC

As a stage actress, between auditions and work, Rosemary O’Brien would find respite from the city in some of its most hidden nooks. Although she eventually left the theater for the writing world (she wrote two novels and one work of non-fiction), she never lost her fondness for the natural beauty found in those parks. Her 2013 book, Best Pocket Parks of NYC, acts as a guide to 56 of these pint-sized public places, and lays the groundwork for a planned series that explores such parks in other cities.


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    Theater District - Times Square

    Northeast Corner of 7th Avenue and 49th Street

    New York, NY 10019

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