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.
Sunday, July 24. Fulton Ferry/Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. Meet 12 noon, outside York Street station at Jay street (A, C, F trains on 7/24). Visit the Fulton Ferry area, now a state park with Manhattan views and a restored carousel, and walk east to Vinegar Hill, one of Brooklyn’s most hidden, unknown neighborhoods. You can take the F train at Jay and York at tour’s end or travel back to the A/C trains.
Sunday, August 7. Ravenswood†, Queens. Meeting at noon at entrance to Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (Q103 and Q104 buses; also approx. 15 blocks from N train Broadway station). Walk with FNY in Ravenswood, which hugs the East River just south of Astoria and is home to surprising former mansions (it’s one of Queens’ former “gold coasts”) but also a number of factory buildings harking to a manufacturing past as well. There’s also Queens’ only vehicular-pedestrian connection to Roosevelt Island!
Saturday, August 20. Steinway Village, Queens. Meeting place and details TC
Saturday, September 10. City Island, Bronx. Meeting place and details TC
Saturday, September 24. Fort Totten†, Queens. Meeting place and details TC
Sunday, October 9. Turtle Bay†, Manhattan. Meeting place and details TC
Sunday, October 30. Eastern Greenwood Cemetery†, Brooklyn. 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.
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