Curious about the history of our fine neighborhood? Go on a historic walking tour on Sunday, August 9th with Forgotten NY‘s Kevin Walsh and explore the wonderful history and architecture of the neighborhood, including a Second Empire music school and a Revolutionary War burial site.
Kevin Walsh, who grew up in Bay Ridge but now lives in Queens, has been exploring the forgotten history of New York since 1998 and chronicling his discoveries on his website, ForgottenNY.com.
The two-hour tour starts at 10am on the west side of 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets.
Walsh is also hosting a walking tour of Grand Army Plaza later this month on Sunday, August 23, if you want more history of the neighborhood. The Grand Army Plaza tour also meets at 10am at Prospect Park West and Union Street and will explore the little-known personalities depicted on the recently-preserved statuary.
All tours are $20 and $15 for members of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.