Astoria, Event
Apr 15, 2016

Walking and Talking About Queens – A Walking Tour Extravaganza

Walking Queens author Adrienne Onofri pairs up with QED for a four-week walking tour through Queens.

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A couple of years ago a terrific book was published about Queens, called Walking Queens, by Adrienne Onofri. It contains 30 different walking tours, and highlights the communities, history, art, landmarks, and food in The World’s Borough. During this month and part of next month, Adrienne is pairing up with to good folks at Q.E.D. (27-16 23rd Avenue) for a series of neighborhood walking tours, called Walking and Talking About Queens.

For four consecutive Saturdays you’ll have the opportunity to get to know Queens and Astoria a little bit better, mostly on foot. Adrienne tells us a little more about the project – “We’re kicking it off with a ‘crash course’ about Queens,” she explains. “I’m reluctant to use the word class or course because I don’t want people to think this will be academic or boring.” Spoiler: things are never boring at Q.E.D.

During the first session, which takes place at Q.E.D., Adrienne’s “crash course” will include a little about Queens history, cultures, neighborhoods, events, celebrities, and assorted trivia. As for the next three sessions, she’ll take you out for a two-hour walking tour each week. Astoria is the location of the final tour, and the walk will start and end at Q.E.D., where afterwards you can celebrate your new knowledge and stronger quads from all that walking.

People can sign up for the whole four-week program at $60 or purchase the first and last dates individually for $20 each.

Adrienne is pretty excited about this project, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge, experience, and love of Queens with you. “There’s a lot more to Queens than many people are aware of, or typically read/hear about,” she says. “So hopefully people will come away from this with newfound—or renewed—curiosity, ideas for exploration and greater borough pride!”

Saturday, April 23, noon to 2pm (Lecture at Q.E.D.)*
Saturday, April 30, noon to 2pm (neighborhood walking tour off-site)
Saturday, May 7, noon to 2pm (neighborhood walking tour off-site)
Saturday, May 14, noon to 2pm (meet at Q.E.D. for Astoria walking tour that will end at Q.E.D.)*

*Available for individual purchase.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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