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 #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 beautiful architecture, churches and parks, river views, hidden enclaves, 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 at East 83rd Street.

ForgottenTour #121, Sunday, September 17, 12 noon, Sunset Park, Brooklyn 
Beautiful vistas of New York harbor and architecture from the Civil War through the Art Deco periods as well as the remnants of Finnish and Scandinavian influence await us on this tour of the neighborhood and park named for the prominent view. Meet at corner of west side of 4th Avenue and 45th Street subway exit at United Care Pharmacy (R train)

ForgottenTour #122, Sunday, October 1, 10 AM*, Kreischerville/Charleston, Staten Island
We’ll take the ferry and bus to one of Staten Island’s most obscure historic neighborhoods that includes a visit to the small town Balthazar Kreischer built for his brick works; we’ll see historic churches and cemeteries, visit Clay Pit Ponds State Park, and finish up at the famed biergarten Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn. Meet outside Staten Island Ferry at 10AM; we will get the 10:30 boat and then take the S74 bus. Staten Islanders, meet us at Arthur Kill and Sharrotts Roads at about noon. Budget about 7 hours total for this special tour.

ForgottenTour #123, Sunday, October 15, 12 noon, Western Astoria
This tour of western Astoria was rained out in June, so we’ll try again under the auspices of Open House New York, whose annual extravaganza is this weekend. We’ll see some of Astoria Village, the Welling Court street art exhibit, march along a trail used by British soldiers during the Revolutionary War, and finish with a special presentation at Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway at 36th Street. Meet at the triangle formed by 27th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard at 21st Street, approximately 8 blocks west of the Astoria Boulevard stop of the N train. 

ForgottenTour #124, Sunday, October 29th, 12 noon, Green-Wood or Evergreens Cemetery; details TC

*special start time