๏ Public Tours and Events


I try to maintain the public tour schedule on this page, but it can get out of date.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

Dr. Jack Eichenbaum
Queens Borough Historian


(I am leading the tours unless otherwise noted.)

Life and Art Along the L Train
Monday, November 11, 9:30 AM- 5 PM
(This is Veterans Day, a holiday for many,
but the L train will run on a “normal” schedule!)
> Requires advance payment of $49

Since its expansion to 8th Avenue in Manhattan in the 1930s, the L line has stimulated the movement of artists and gentrification along its route. We explore the West Village and the meatpacking district— including a portion of the new Highline Park— and move on to the East Village, Williamsburg,  Bushwick and Ridgewood, noting the continuous transformation of each of these neighborhoods. > Meets outside  the L train entrance (14 St/8th Ave.) and ends near the Wyckoff Ave. L train station in Ridgewood, Queens. You can request a more detailed prospectus of this tour by emailing me at jaconet@aol.com >This tour requires advance payment of $49. ($39 for students and GANYC members with ID presented at start of tour). Send check for $49, including your phone # and email address, to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 or pay with PayPal (to a friend) by clicking on the Payment tab of this website.

Holly House Tour    Sunday afternoon,  December 8, 2019 

Celebrate the holiday season with a walking tour of six historic sites in Queens and learn about their unique histories. Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all sites and each will offer interior tours and activities as well as refreshments. Some will have musical performances and holiday crafts to make. For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at 718-939-0647  x14  or via email  info@queenshistoricalsociety.org