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Photo (boardwalk of Jacob Riis Park) courtesy: Kevin Walsh, Forgotten New York.

I try to maintain the public tour schedule on this page, but it can get out of date. So please join my mailing list to keep up to date! Don’t hesitate to email me at jaconet@aol.com if you have any questions.

2017 SCHEDULE

There are currently no scheduled walks open to the public. Possibly some will follow in the fall.    

But here are related activities of interest:

1. Towards a National Park Service Monument celebrating the Flushing Remonstrance and Religious Freedom: The next meeting of the National Park Service and the community will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30 PM, at the Friends Meetinghouse  in Flushing. For location, history and notes pertaining to the first meeeting, see  http://flushingfriends.org/2016/10/30/flushing-remonstrance-study-project/. If you have never visited the interior of this building , here is an opportunity to enter one of a handful of 17th century landmarks of NYC. You will also have to opportunity to interact with many who are passionate about this proposal. Please RSVP online at http://remonstrance.eventbrite.com. Space at Flushing Meetinghouse is limited to a total attendance of 200.

2.  During the fall semester, 2017, I will be teaching a course on the Geography of New York City at the Cooper Union continuing education division. Full details are at  https://cooper.edu/academics/continuing-education/courses/new-york-history/geography-of-new-york   The course will consist of four Monday evening lectures beginning October 16 and two Saturday walking tours.

3.  The new permanent exhibit on NYC history (“NYC at Its Core”) opened on November 18, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York. Visit http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/new-york-its-core. As an MCNY member, I attended the crowded opening along with many familiar faces. We all found it AWESOME (a word I use with discretion!). This exhibit will require multiple visits, perhaps best in the solitude of nasty winter weekdays. It incorporates history, geography, ecology, and culture and the narrative uses words, pictures, maps and objects. One section of the exhibit is devoted to the future of NYC. There is a continually looped video there, by Neil Goldberg, consisting of quotes by ordinary NYers, including me, that you should find enjoyable.