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 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
2014 TOUR SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 9th: WESTCHESTER SQUARE, 10 AM
Visit what was one of Westchester County’s original downtowns before it became part of the Bronx, walk in historic cemeteries and see ancient churches. Meet at The Chair sculpture in the park next to the Westchester Square elevated station [#6 train]
Saturday, September 13: LITTLE NECK and DOUGLASTON, 12 NOON
See some of Queens’ most outstanding vistas and some of its most beautiful and historic architecture. Meet at Little Neck Long Island Rail Road Little Neck station [fare is $8 round trip with City Ticket on LIRR, or take #7 train to Main Street, take #12 bus to Little Neck Parkway, walk 6 blocks north from Northern Boulevard to station at 39th Avenue]
Saturday, September 27th: FLATBUSH, 12 NOON
See the oldest Brooklyn subway station house, historic enclaves , gravestones in Dutch, and the original Ebinger’s Bakery. Meet at Avenue H station house on the Manhattan-bound side, Avenue H and East 16th Street [Q train]
Sunday, October 19: LOWER EAST SIDE, 12 NOON
Visit the history and see the distinctive architecture of what was once NYC’s largest Jewish enclave. Meet at Strauss Square at the East Broadway station, Essex Street at Canal Street [F train]
Saturday, November 1: EVERGREENS CEMETERY Part 2, 12 NOON
Part Two exploring Brooklyn/Queens’ cemetery prized for its historic interments and gorgeous vistas, led by cemetery historian Danny Daddario. Meet at cemetery entrance at Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street [A, C, L, J trains to East New York Broadway Junction, walk 3 blocks].
More tours may be added!
All tours cost $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members, $20 for non-members.
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