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New York | A Tour of Harlem’s Monuments

September 18, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Harriet Tubman memorial in Harlem

Please join us for an in-person tour of monuments and memorials throughout Harlem. Attendees will enjoy a leisurely walk through the most Northern and less traveled parts of Central Park around the Harlem Meer, along the way viewing three monumental memorials to Duke Ellington, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman. The tour will be guided by ArtTable member Cathie Behrend.

This program is open to ArtTable members for $10 and non-members for $15. Space is limited and waitlisted registrants will be notified if space becomes available. There will be a fair amount of walking involved so please prepare accordingly! The rain date for this program is Sunday, September 19 at the same time.

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Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
  • While masks or face coverings are no longer required for outdoor gatherings, we encourage all attendees to wear one when in close proximity to others who are not in their immediate household.


  • Please note that this program will cover a distance of approximately 1.5 miles from 110th Street to 121st Street via St. Nicholas Avenue. Sidewalks and benches are available for the whole distance and are wheelchair accessible.

Getting There:

  • This program will take place in the neighborhood of Harlem, New York. The closest subway stops are Central Park North (110 Street) along the 2 or 3 lines and 110 Street along the 4 or 6 lines. The specific meeting address will be shared with registrants in advance of the event.


About the speaker

Cathie Behrend headshotCatherine Hannah Behrend (Cathie) is the Founder of VenturesinVision, providing customized public art tours in the boroughs for the 92Y, the patrons of WNET/PBS, other not- for-profit organizations and private clients. Cathie has just completed working for 14 years as an Adjunct Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Graduate Program in the Art Market and NYU’s Center for Applied Liberal Arts. Cathie has Master Degrees in Art and Business Administration from NYU. She also studied international business at INSEAD. She wrote her M.A. Thesis on Christo and her M.B.A Thesis on Decentralizing City Park Operations. Cathie is a longstanding Board member of the 92nd Street YMCA , the Financial Women’s Association of New York and the Simmons College Leadership Council, amongst others. Cathie also completed a three year term as Co-Chairperson of Programming for ArtTable. She founded the still on-going Simmons College New York City Art Administration Summer Institute in 2002. Cathie served under six NYC Mayoral administrations prior to her transition to teaching and tours with positions ranging from managing street and park festivals, to leading the economic development efforts to keep and attract Fortune 500 and global financial companies to NYC. She was appointed to the Mayor’s Council on New Media established to foster synergy between arts organizations and Internet companies and managed the annual Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology. She also represented Cultural Affairs on the Mayor’s Committee on Graffiti. Her last city government position was Deputy Director of the Percent for Art Program in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs from 1995-2007. Percent for Art mandates that one percent of the construction budget of city-eligible capital projects must be spent on the integration of art into architecture. During her tenure, 125 projects were initiated or completed – many with world renown artists. Her biggest inspiration was working in the Education Dept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as an intern.

Thank you to Cathie Behrend, ArtTable New York Chapter Program Committee member, for organizing this program.

Image: Harriet Tubman memorial in Harlem, by Alison Saar.


September 18, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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ArtTable New York
212 343 1735 Ext. 13

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