2013 TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

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These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Additional support is provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

Most tours are $15 for members of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, and $20 for non-members.

Meeting places and further details to come. 

Saturday, March 23  Mott Haven, Bronx.  Start 12:00 noon.

Saturday, April 6  City Hall area/ Woolworth Bldg. (100th Anniv.), Manhattan.  12 noon.

Sunday, April 21  Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.  12 noon.

Saturday, May 4  Calvary Cemetery, Queens.  12 noon.

Sunday, May 19  Tottenville, Staten Island.  Meet 10:00 AM at S.I. Ferry, Manhattan. We’ll take the ferry to Staten Island and then Staten Island Railway to Tottenville, so budget one round trip fare.

Sunday, June 2  Riverside Park, Manhattan.  12 noon.

Saturday, June 22  Corona, Queens.  12 noon.

Saturday, July 13  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.  12 noon.

Sunday, August 18  Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  11:00 AM.

Saturday, September 7  Manhattanville, Manhattan.  12 noon.

Sunday, September 22  Dutch Kills and Queens Plaza, Queens.  12 noon.

Saturday, October 12  Northern Astoria, Queens.  12 noon

Sunday, October 27  Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.  12 noon.

Saturday, November 9  Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  12 noon.

More tours may be added!





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8 Responses to 2013 TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

  1. Ira Cohen says:

    Need your help, please. Several years ago, you cited an expression from your days in the printing game, something like “to follow instructions out the window,” meaning to follow instructions even after it made no sense to do so. I remember that the street sign which brought about your using this citation read “LITTLE west 12 st.” Anyway, I want to know whether the expression is to follow instructions out the window or to follow them out the door. Thanks.

  2. Tal Barzilai says:

    What I time would you be arriving in the Tottenville section of Staten Island on its tour day, because there is a chance that I could go but not be using neither the ferry of the SIR?

  3. Bob K says:

    Woodlawn Cemetery! At long last! More than sixty years ago, on the way home from High School, I would sometimes leave the Third Avenue El at 210th Street (Gun Hill and Webster), hop the cemetery’s low fence a couple of blocks north, and wander through it to 233rd Street and “home” (Woodlawn Heights). Please say ‘hello’ to Admiral Farragut and Gentleman Jimmy Walker for me!

  4. Corinna says:

    What Time will we back in Manhattan on the tottenville Tour?

    • Kevin Walsh says:

      I don’t like to work on a clock, especially with a lengthy tour–I’d advise people to do the tour if they have nothing scheduled later in the day. I figure 5 or 6.

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