FNY 2017 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 to 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 info@astorialic.org or Kevin Walsh at erpietri@earthlink.net or kevinjudewalsh@gmail.com. However, walk-ups are always welcome!

ForgottenTour #117: Sunday, July 9th, 12 noon, Battery Park and Bowling Green
A walk through Manhattan’s southernmost limit while we view the many historical monuments from all eras of the city’s history, including Castle Clinton, Korean War Veterans, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and a number of lesser-known highlights. Meet in front of South Ferry entrance on Whitehall Street; #1 and R trains

ForgottenTour #118: Sunday, July 30, 12 noon, Nikola Tesla, Bryant Park and Midtown
A walk past the Midtown sites where one of history’s greatest unsung inventors, Nikola Tesla, lived and worked, as well as a discussion of some of the hidden highlights of Bryant Park. Meet at Nikola Tesla Corner, 6th Avenue and West 40th Street, southwest end of Bryant Park; D, F trains, 42nd street stop.

ForgottenTour #119, Sunday, August 13, 12 noon, Riverdale, Bronx
See engaging architecture including a pair of Revolutionary War-era buildings, Spanish-American War artifacts, remnants of forgotten passenger railways, and enjoy a summer afternoon by Van Cortlandt Park. Meet on Broadway and West 242nd Street, on the right side of the street at the elevated train exit on the park side, last stop of the #1.

ForgottenTour #120, Sunday, August 27, 12 noon, Yorkville/Little Hungary
The remnants of two European enclaves in the upper east side will be reviewed on this tour, which includes some interesting architecture, churches and parks, and some details on the brand-new 2nd Avenue Subway. Meet at the new entrance for the 2nd Avenue Subway (Q) on the east side of 2nd Avenue between East 83rd and 84th Streets.

ForgottenTour #121, Sunday, September 17, 12 noon, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; details TC

ForgottenTour #122, Sunday, October 8, 10 AM*, Kreischerville/Charleston, Staten Island; details TC

ForgottenTour #123, Sunday, October 29th, 12 noon, Green-Wood or Evergreens Cemetery; details TC

*special start time