These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; additional support is provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
Locations subject to change. All tours run approximately 2 hours unless noted. Note: MTA train schedules on weekends, as well as tour dates, are subject to change.
Sunday, June 5. **POSTPONED because of injury** Fort Greene Park area†, Brooklyn. Meet at 12 noon in front of the Long Island Rail Road terminal at Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place. (R, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains). See one of Brooklyn’s handsomest neighborhoods and visit the park and monument that are tributes to Revolutionary War soldiers held prisoner by the British on ships in nearby Wallabout Bay.
Saturday, June 18. Woodhaven and Neir’s Tavern, Queens. Meet at 12 noon, Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway (J train). See the marvels of northern Woodhaven, including one of America’s first planned residential developments and a special visit to what is likely Queens’ and New York City’s oldest tavern.
Sunday, July 10. Northern Central Park†, Manhattan. Meet at 12 noon, subway exit, Central Park North (110th Street Station) and Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard). Visit Central Park’s relatively less traveled northern reaches and visit Harlem Meer, Blockhouse Number One (prepared for the War of 1812), the Andrew Haswell Green Memorial and Huddlestone Arch.
Sunday, July 24. Fulton Ferry/Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. Meet 12 noon, High Street station exit on the west side of Cadman Plaza West south of Middagh Street (A, C trains). Visit the Fulton Ferry area, now a state park with Manhattan views and a restored carousel, and walk east to Vinegar Hill, one of Brooklyn’s most hidden and unknown neighborhoods. You can take the F train at Jay and York at tour’s end or travel back to the A/C trains.
Sunday, August 7. Ravenswood†, Queens. Meeting place and details TC
Saturday, August 20. Steinway Village, Queens. Meeting place and details TC
Saturday, September 10. City Island, Bronx. Meeting place and details TC
Saturday, September 24. Fort Totten†, Queens. Meeting place and details TC
Sunday, October 9. Turtle Bay†, Manhattan. Meeting place and details TC
Sunday, October 30. Eastern Greenwood Cemetery†, Brooklyn. Meeting place and details TC
†New tour given for first time
All tours cost $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members, $20 for non-members.
RSVP for whichever tours you wish to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Walsh at email@example.com. Walk-ups welcome.