This tour ventures into Flushing, Queens, home to some of the oldest, best-preserved, and most historically significant buildings in the United States. This tour will examine the fascinating history of the neighborhood, as well as its abundant ghoulish and ghostly stories. This two-hour walk will take you to the places where the bodies are buried, as we dissect some of the fears that have haunted its most storied residents (both living and dead): from fear of religious persecution, slavery, mortality, ghosts, and poverty, we will find out what has kept Flushing’s occupants awake at night.
Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating in the Open House New York weekend, a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design.
Since 1984, BHS has been located at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. Built in 1887, the building was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their Officers’ Mess Hall and Club. The Castle is one of the finest surviving examples in New York City of Gothic Revival castellated architecture, and is a NYC designated landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
BHS will be participating on Sunday, October 20, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Our staff will be on hand to give tours and talk about our beautiful building and its history. This event is free to all!
Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359
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Celebrate the holiday season with six Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories!
Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose.
One ticket is good for all six sites. Each historic house offers guided tours, family-friendly activities, and refreshments.
Many of the houses will have musical performances, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically-themed seasonal displays and decorations.
Six Historic Houses: Lewis Latimer House Museum, Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House and The Bowne House.
All sites are within walking distance. Shuttle stops will be provided at ALL historic house sites and the Sheraton Hotel in Flushing, NY. Shuttle routes and schedule handouts will be provided to visitors on the day of the event.
For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at 718-939-0647 ext. 14 or via email at email@example.com
The curator and artists will talk about the genesis and development of the ideas for this show, as well as the different materials, techniques, and subject matter of the works included in it. The speakers will discuss how social and political engagement is embodied in the shared art practices of many of the artists in the show.
No mosquitoes to fight. No machetes needed. This is the area that corporate Amazon rejected under community pressure. They chose not to negotiate. The area is still prime for artist and tech startup investments. The tour is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $20, payable at the start of the tour. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org
West end of E stop at Court Square/23 Street.
Meet at the NE corner 21st Street and 44th Drive
(The Mets are playing at home so the #7 is not affected for the weekend!)
Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, I have led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens transportation corridor became my signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for adjacent neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. So much has changed since the tour began. In the NEW World of the Number 7 Train, walks take place in the Hudson Yards, the Long Island City shoreline, Flushing West, the Iron Triangle, North Corona, and Woodside-Jackson Heights. The routes are all different from the original tour. SO COME AGAIN! Lunch is still in Flushing’s Asian food mecca. Tour fee is $49 and you need to register by check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (Include name(s) and email address(es.) Or pay with PayPal https:geognyc.com/payments/ Queries to email@example.com
Faraway travel may be limited due to the pandemic, but you can do plenty of traveling and touring in almost every neighborhood of our great borough with the book “Walking Queens”! Author Adrienne Onofri talks about the 30 self-guided walking tours she created for the book and gives you a preview of some of the sights featured in it. No preregistration needed.
Attend the program here: https://queenslib.org/2WqGaCc
Event number: 129 192 5540
Event password: gREKbKHW324