The BIG ROCK


  The Big Rock meeting spot   Click the image to enter Google Street View

The Big Rock meeting spot
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The class meets a short walk inside the park entrance on the southern corner of 79th St and Fifth Ave (not the northern entrance closer to the Met). From the entrance, walk straight into the park with the lawn on your left; after about 200 feet, you'll reach a fork in the road before the path winds up Cedar Hill. Our class meets there, behind the benches and under a tree beside the path.

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  The Big Rock classroom   Click the image to enter Google Street View

The Big Rock classroom
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From our meeting spot, we'll follow the path that winds up Cedar Hill. At the top of the hill is East Drive, a jogging and cycling road with a traffic light, where we cross and bear left toward the park's maintenance lot. Just before the lot, we turn left following the path into the forest for about 100 yards until we reach a big boulder balancing atop a larger boulder. This area is our forest classroom. 

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Alternate Classroom

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The Big Rock's alternate classroom
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From our meeting spot, we'll follow the path that winds up Cedar Hill. At the top of the hill is East Drive, a jogging and cycling road with a traffic light, where we cross and bear left toward the park's maintenance lot. Just before the lot, we turn left following the path into the forest. After passing the maintenance lot's driveway, turn right, off the paved walking path and into the shaded mulch area in the middle of the meadow. 

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