2002-08-15 / Other News

Historical Society Schedules Walking Tour Of Old Canarsie

Officials of the Canarsie Historical Society have announced the public is invited to join a walking tour of old Canarsie on Saturday, September 14.

Ira Kluger, co-president of the organization, will lead the tour, which is being organized under the sponsorship of the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House Museum. Those wishing to participate in the tour will meet at the Wyckoff House, 5816 Clarendon Road, near Ralph Avenue, at 1 p.m.

The program will begin with a presentation by Charles Dono, co-president of the Historical Society, who will enlighten you on items of historical interest, including Canarsie Lane and the local railroads.

The tour will include a visit to the 19 century Lott House, Varken’s Hook Road, various churches and the site of Canarsie’s "Indian cemetery."

"It will be interesting to learn why the official name is — and isn’t —a misnomer at the same time," says Kluger.

"I hope the public will join me for a very special journey through Canarsie’s past," Kluger says. "The only requirement for participation is that you wear comfortable shoes."

Admission is free.

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