11:00 am
Walk 1: Sunnyside To Jackson Heights During the first third of the 20th century, Western Queens nurtured developments where traditional open space/building area relationships were altered to create new urban architecture. The Sunnyside Gardens and the Jackson Heights Historic Districts anchor the route which also includes Phipps Gardens, Matthews Flats, Metropolitan Life apartments, and early
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Walk 2: Jackson Heights To Sunnyside After immigration laws were overhauled in 1965, Queens’ middle class rental neighborhoods with good subway access became desirable to many skilled new immigrant communities. The route will highlight the commercial components of Mexican, South American, South Asian, Himalayan, Thai, Irish, and Turkish communities. Meet at 83 St./Roosevelt Ave. (Manuel
2:00 pm
Join the Friends of Maple Grove for the second in a series of monthly walking tours in the historic Victorian sections of Maple Grove. Jo-Anne Raskin, Friends of Maple Grove Board Member, Lecturer and Tour Guide will take you back in time to visit the gravesites of many historic, notable and interesting residents and tell their stories.
Maple Grove Cemetery
6:00 pm
Last year NYC Ferry began its new route to Astoria. This neighborhood was first settled via a ferry from Manhattan that began in the 1830s but was terminated after the opening of the Triboro Bridge. We will begin our walk at the ferry landing (3-10 Astoria Blvd.) A ferry arrives from Wall St (Pier 11)
Astoria Ferry Landing
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
10:30 am
Before the Bushwick Collective, NYC’s primary graffiti & street art mecca was 5Pointz in Queens. In its wake, new art collectives have sprung up, making western Queens the best-kept secret for street art in NYC! Come discover Queens on a tour that you will not forget! From the artist haven of Long Island City to
Clever Blend LIC
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more. Meet us at the Unisphere! No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting. Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s volunteer docents.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
This walk, on and off the Rockaway “boardwalk,” connects two restaurants which overlook the Jamaica Bay side of the peninsula. We’ll convene at Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92 St, and end at The Wharf at 116 St for sunset views and drinks and/or bar food. (Optionally, BYO, and enjoy the same view from adjacent Tribute
The Geography of NYC, With Dr. Jack Eichenbaum
2:00 pm
Join in to explore the historic Victorian sections of Maple Grove. Jo-Anne Raskin – Friends of Maple Grove Board Member, Lecturer and Tour Guide – will take guests back in time to visit the grave sites of many historic, notable and interesting residents. Learn these residents’ stories and the history behind Victorian funerary symbols and styles. Meet
Maple Grove Cemetery
10:45 am
I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent
2:00 pm
Join in for an informative walking tour in Victorian Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens. Hear about its notable residents and learn about Victorian funerary symbols and styles. Free parking in the cemetery. Light refreshments. Meet outside the Victorian Admin Building just inside the gate at Lefferts Blvd. Pay in cash at the tour or
Maple Grove Cemetery