FNY 2016 Tour Schedule

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.

Saturday, September 10. City Island, Bronx. See the wonders of what is essentially a fishing village in the Bronx complete with vintage architecture, waterside views, the City Island Nautical Museum, NYC’s only waterside cemetery, and at tour’s end, lunch at one of the city’s best seafood restaurants. Meet 12 noon at the end of the #6 train at Pelham Bay Park. We will take the BX 29 bus to the island.

Saturday, September 24. Southern Roosevelt Island. Manhattan is an island but did you know there’s a second island in the borough of Manhattan? The island gets the FNY treatment with visits to Four Freedoms Park, Smallpox Hospital, Blackwell Mansion and much more. We’ll get the tram to the island and meet at the tram entrance at 2nd Avenue and East 60th Street at 12 noon.

Sunday, October 9. Turtle Bay†, Manhattan. Meeting place and details TC

Sunday, October 30. Eastern Greenwood Cemetery†, Brooklyn. Meeting place and details TC

Sunday, November 13. Hamilton Park/New Brighton, Staten Island. 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 info@astorialic.org or Kevin Walsh at erpietri@earthlink.net or kevinjudewalsh@gmail.com. Walk-ups welcome.