Celebrate the natural beauty and rich history of our park system this September 19-27, 2009, with the National Parks Conservation Association's National Parks Week NYC.

National Parks Week NYC will provide countless opportunities to entertain and educate the whole family, from a Lantern Tour of Fort Wadsworth to Grant’s Tomb after Dark to an Evening Tour of Liberty Island.

The signature event of the week, “Feel Free: A National Parks Celebration in Central Park,” will feature highlights from Ken Burns’s documentary, “THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA” and musical acts by an array of talented performers, including Eric Benet, Gavin DeGraw, Jose Feliciano, Carole King, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas and Peter Yarrow.

Not in the NY area? No problem. The live show from East Meadow in Central Park will be shared via satellite to PBS affiliates and other partners around the country.

Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting our national parks. With 325,000 members and supporters, NPCA is the largest independent, membership organization dedicated to protecting the natural, cultural, and historic treasures of our National Park System. Their mission is to protect and enhance our national parks today for our children and grandchildren tomorrow. For more information, visit: www.npca.org.

For more information on National Parks Week NYC and opportunities to support America’s national parks with the National Parks Conservation Association, visit www.FeelFree.org. Visit the National Parks online via Facebook at www.facebook.com/npca.org, on Twitter at @NPCA.

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