by Kevin Walsh

These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Additional support is provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

Most tours are $15 for members of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, and $20 for non-members.

Meeting places and further details to come. 

Saturday, March 23  Mott Haven, Bronx.  Start 12:00 noon.

Saturday, April 6  City Hall area/ Woolworth Bldg. (100th Anniv.), Manhattan.  12 noon.

Sunday, April 21  Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.  12 noon.

Saturday, May 4  Calvary Cemetery, Queens.  12 noon.

Sunday, May 19  Tottenville, Staten Island.  Meet 10:00 AM at S.I. Ferry, Manhattan. We’ll take the ferry to Staten Island and then Staten Island Railway to Tottenville, so budget one round trip fare.

Sunday, June 2  Riverside Park, Manhattan.  12 noon.

Saturday, June 22  Corona, Queens.  12 noon.

Saturday, July 13  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.  12 noon.

Sunday, August 18  Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  11:00 AM.

Saturday, September 7  Manhattanville, Manhattan.  12 noon.

Sunday, September 22  Dutch Kills and Queens Plaza, Queens.  12 noon.

Saturday, October 12  Northern Astoria, Queens.  12 noon

Sunday, October 27  Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.  12 noon.

Saturday, November 9  Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  12 noon.

More tours may be added!


Ira Cohen January 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Need your help, please. Several years ago, you cited an expression from your days in the printing game, something like “to follow instructions out the window,” meaning to follow instructions even after it made no sense to do so. I remember that the street sign which brought about your using this citation read “LITTLE west 12 st.” Anyway, I want to know whether the expression is to follow instructions out the window or to follow them out the door. Thanks.

Kevin Walsh January 4, 2013 - 12:41 am

It CERTAINLY looks like it.

Tal Barzilai January 6, 2013 - 7:12 pm

What I time would you be arriving in the Tottenville section of Staten Island on its tour day, because there is a chance that I could go but not be using neither the ferry of the SIR?

Kevin Walsh January 6, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Haven’t figured it out but give it about 1 hour at the station on Bentley St

Chris Kirch January 20, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Great question!! I’ll most likely meet the tour in Tottenville as well. Lots of homes and buildings I have always wondered about. Hope Kevin will be able to fill us in.

Bob K February 16, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Woodlawn Cemetery! At long last! More than sixty years ago, on the way home from High School, I would sometimes leave the Third Avenue El at 210th Street (Gun Hill and Webster), hop the cemetery’s low fence a couple of blocks north, and wander through it to 233rd Street and “home” (Woodlawn Heights). Please say ‘hello’ to Admiral Farragut and Gentleman Jimmy Walker for me!

Corinna March 30, 2013 - 3:02 am

What Time will we back in Manhattan on the tottenville Tour?

Kevin Walsh March 30, 2013 - 9:09 am

I don’t like to work on a clock, especially with a lengthy tour–I’d advise people to do the tour if they have nothing scheduled later in the day. I figure 5 or 6.


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