Festival celebrates High Bridge reopening

Locals crossed the Harlem River on the High Bridge.
Photo by Edwin Soto

The High Bridge Festival on Saturday, July 25 celebrated the recently reopened pedestrian walkway on NYC’s oldest standing bridge. Elected officials joined with community members for a celebration featuring programming from more than 20 community groups including a public art installation, walking tours of the bridge, a “Bridge Making Workshop” presented by the Bronx Children’s Museum, and live entertainment by Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda.

The Bronx Children’s Museum provided programming.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner and Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson celebrated the popular reopening of the High Bridge.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Joely (l) and Hailey Saravia posed in turn-of-the-century props and backgrounds.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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