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Early Saturday Evening in HISTORIC FLUSHING

This tour has been rescheduled from a rather brutal weekend last month--here's hoping that there'll be lovely breezes that evening! From the brave English settlers who defied tyrannical Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in the name of religious tolerance, to the oldest house of worship in New York State, to the terrible sacrifice suffered by Declaration of Independence Signer Francis Lewis, Flushing has seen New York history unfold on its grounds since the 1600s. Find out where Thomas Jefferson shopped for trees for his beloved Monticello, and where Quaker founder George Fox preached to hundreds under the shade of two grand oak trees, all here in the erstwhile village once called the prettiest on Long Island. *Please note: This tour is about Flushing from the 1600s through the early 20th century, not present-day Asian Flushing* Where to meet: Meet outside the Burger King, near the corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Take the 7 to "Main Street", the very last stop. When to meet: 4:45 for a 5pm start. I will be holding a sign that reads, "Historic Flushing" Fee: $15 cash, exact change appreciated! The tour will be approximately 2/2.5 hours long. While Friendly Native tours walk rain or shine 99.9% of the time, on rare occasions they will be postponed in cases of what can be deemed dangerous weather, and an email sent out to that effect to all who have registered for the event.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Linda is the best! She has a gracious nature that is almost historical in today's world !

    August 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    In order to guarantee that i remain on and enjoy a tour ...when i return... i have decided to focus on the superb tours Linda provides her audiences. Since that is the healthiest and safest route in the artless world we live in today. Without sensibilities and solid education we are lost ;) that is how i feel when i try to branch out on these tours.

    August 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder sometime if what Linda is saying is fully understood by everyone or perhaps most of it is lost? I think the farmers of yesterday would understand more then average doctoral student today ;) equality of education is about quality experience. when a low level media etc. defines the educational environment of folks we are in trouble. i dun think i can endure anymore engagement on the front lines with today's folks ;)

    August 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun and interesting. Linda was a wealth of information. Who knew there was so much history in Queens.

    August 22, 2010

  • Linda

    This first twilight tour of Flushing was everything I had been hoping for: splendid weather and temp for walking and well attended. What a nice mix of veteran and new attendees. Great as always to welcome back Kellie, Bart, Christian, and Frank, while meeting for the first time Laura, Deb, Matt, Brad/Minouri, and Alan/Gia--spelling probably not right on these last.

    August 22, 2010

  • Barton D.

    Fabulous!!

    August 22, 2010

  • Frank

    I spent about the first half of my life (so far) in Flushing, and during that time I passed by most of the sites we visited tonight but never knew much of their history. I was really looking forward to this tour and am happy I attended. This was another great tour with Linda. It was good meeting new people and seeing familiar faces too. Looking forward to seeing you all again next time.

    August 21, 2010

  • Linda

    Yes, for Bart and everyone else, take the #7 to its last stop, "Flushing Main Street".

    August 20, 2010

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