Thursday, June 07, 2007



Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10
Join the JHBG in celebrating Jackson Heights, the first planned garden and cooperative apartment community in the U.S., and a City, State, and Federal Historic District.

Saturday, June 9
Rain date for Garden Tour: June 16 (all other events rain or shine)
* Slide Lecture on the History of Jackson Heights. At 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Community Church (81-10 35th Avenue). FREE.
* Exhibition of Vintage Photos/Memorabilia and Entries in the Student Art Contest. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Community Church (81-10 35th Avenue). View original photographs and also see firsthand how local students have been inspired by the Historic District and the architectural details around them. FREE.
* Self-Guided Tour of Private Interior Gardens. From noon to 4:00 p.m. These park-like interior gardens, surrounded by 1920s-era garden apartments, are open to the public only once a year. Visit up to nine gardens at your own pace, following a map included in your ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance or in front of the Community Church (81-10 35th Avenue) Saturday morning. $10.

Sunday, June 10
* Escorted Walking Tours of the Historic District (rain or shine). Noon. Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance. The tours will meet in front of the Community Church, at the southwestern corner of 82nd Street and 35th Avenue. $10.

Special ticket pricing—save money by attending the self-guided tour of private gardens and the escorted tour of the Historic District. Tickets are $10 for one tour and $15 for both.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from Beaudoin Realty Group (78-27 37th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 5) weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To reserve a ticket or for further information (including directions), leave a message at 718-565-5344.
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