Sun, May 07|
First Presbyterian Church of FH
Cord-Meyer Walking Tour Part 3/3
3-Part History of Queens Series. Please RSVP in the event we need to reschedule due to rain or unforeseen circumstances.
Time & Location
May 07, 2023, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church of FH, 70-35 112th St, Forest Hills, NY 11375
About the event
To help celebrate our 100th birthday at the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, we're hosting a 3-Part History of Queens Series.
Join us on Zoom with Linda Fisher as she walks us through the history of Queens and what made it the world's borough it is now. Our first 2 sessions will be on Zoom, followed by a walking tour of our neighborhood.
Forest Hills was a 600 acre plot of land originally called Whitepot when it was settled in 1652. Frederick Backus, George Backus and Horation N. Squires owned it, and in 1906, the Cord Meyer Development Company purchased the land. They renamed the area Forest Hills after its proximity to Forest Park. Join us as we walk by the place where Helen Keller once lived, the school Simon and Garfunkel and the Ramones attended, the filming locations of Basketball Diaries, Prison Break and more!
Linda Fisher is a licensed NYC tour guide and New York City native with a BA in Urban Studies from Queens College. She conducts walking tours in Queens, where she has lived for 38 years. Licensed in 1996, she worked as a Big Apple Greeter, and is a docent and guide for the Municipal Art Society, giving tours of Grand Central Terminal, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. In 2014 she began leading the World’s Fair History walk for the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance. She also leads food/history tours in Flushing, Queens for New York Adventure Club, and facilitates mahjongg socials in Bryant Park.
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