We will take a look at the history and lore of what is arguably Queens’ most beautiful park, take a look at classic infrastructure like the Triboro and Hell Gate Bridges, discuss the sights on Wards and Randalls Island, talk about some of the structures surrounding the park, and throw in a bit of Astoria Village, too. You will have great opportunities for bridge photography!
WHEN: Sunday, June 24, 12 NOON
WHERE: Meet at Astoria’s “triangle building” at Astoria Boulevard, 21st Street and 27th Avenue; if arriving by public transit take N train shuttle bus to Astoria Blvd and walk 8 blocks west, or take the Q18, Q19, Q102 or Q103 routes. Give yourself a little extra time if taking the bus.
HOW MUCH: $20; $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members
HOW LONG: approximately 2.5 hours
TERRAIN: a few mild hills. Rain or shine, within reason.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Walkups welcome.