Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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
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
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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.
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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)
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
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
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
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