History, Plantings and More: Plenty To Do This Weekend

We don’t yet have an events calendar, but if we did, this weekend would be packed. Here’s a rundown of things going on this weekend:

  • Gravesend Cemetery Tour – Local historian Joseph Ditta is presenting a pre-Halloween tour of the area on Sunday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m. The tour will cover more than 250 years of the cemetery’s history, and is filled with all the intrigue reflective of the city’s twisted growth. Hear about murder-suicides, possible poisonings, and the warped burials of Coney Island sideshow freaks. Check out our earlier post for details.
  • Bay Improvement Group Cleanup – Come on down to Sheepshead Bay Road and Shore Parkway on Sunday, October 24, at 9:00 a.m. and help straighten up the public gardens adjacent to the highway. BIG will be doling out bagels and coffee for free to volunteers who pitch in. This is a great way to help make one of our main streets a little prettier, meet people, and get a free meal. Again, check out our earlier post.
  • St. Mark’s History Exhibit – To celebrate their 150th anniversary as a parish, St. Mark has launched a 10-part history series about the church and Sheepshead Bay. Two weeks ago they held an informative walking tour pointing out racetrack landmarks. This Sunday at 12:00 a.m. in the St. Mark’s School gym there will be a presentation about the church, which dates back to 1861.
  • Kingsborough Softball Fundraiser – On Sunday, October 24, warriors from the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will take on the spry youths of Kingsborough’s softball team. But it’s a win-win for the school, who is hosting the match at noon, since it’s a fundraiser on their behalf. Go watch the game, and if you can spare a few bucks to help fund school programs, don’t be afraid to “pitch in” (Ed. — HAHAH! Get it?!)

Now that I look it over, I know I’m missing a few things. I mean, this is all Sunday stuff. Why don’t you fill us in on what we’re missing? Know of a neighborhood event this weekend? Put it in the comments section below!

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