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.
Tour dates and locations subject to change. All tours run approximately 2-and-a-half hours unless noted. Note: MTA train schedules on weekends, as well as tour dates, are subject to change.
All tours cost $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members, $20 for non-members.
RSVP for whichever tours you wish to attend to email@example.com or Kevin Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. However, walk-ups are always welcome.
Sunday, July 22 — West Village, Manhattan — Meet at the southeast corner of Varick and West Houston Street at the Houston Street stop (#1 train), 12 noon,
Explore the quirky West Village on this FNY tour — we will see the narrowest residential building in the city; a dormant “volcano”; the building that faces the same two streets; a remnant of a long-lost cemetery; a street with two names — on different sides of the street; a hidden alley behind a bend in a road; the numbered street that defies physics; the jail that became a library; and more! Finish with lunch at the Waverly Diner.
Sunday, August 5 — Corona, Queens — Meet at the 103rd Street/Corona Plaza station of the #7 train in the public plaza, 12 noon; route TBD
Sunday, August 26 — Richmond Terrace, Staten Island — Meet in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal in lower Manhattan (#1, R train) at 11 AM; we will get the 11:30 boat. Staten Island residents, meet us in front of Staten Island Borough Hall at Richmond Terrace and Bay Street at about noon. Route TBD
Sunday, September 16 — Brooklyn Heights — meet and route TBD
Sunday, September 30 — College Point/Poppenhusen Institute — meet and route TBD
Sunday, October 14 — East Village, Manhattan — meet and route TBD
Sunday, October 28 — Eastern Green-Wood Cemetery/Windsor Terrace — meet and route TBD