You are reading

Historic House Tour Scheduled for Sunday, Takes Place in Corona and Flushing

Dec. 6, 2017 By Tara Law

Visitors will be able to take a close look at seven of the borough’s most historic homes on Sunday.

The 30th Annual Queens Historic Holiday House Tour is taking place and will pay tribute to the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York by highlighting the women who lived in some of the borough’s landmark homes.

The tour of seven historic buildings in Corona and Flushing will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will be able to share in holiday snacks, visit markets, view performance, and participate in family friendly activities such as gingerbread house decorating.

A shuttle will be available to take attendees from house to house, although attendees are able to walk. There is no set itinerary since one ticket provides access to all seven houses.

Each stop on the tour will highlight part of women’s history in Queens as well as celebrate the holiday season.

The Quaker Meeting House (137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing) will pay homage to the Flushing Female Association, which established the area’s first free school in 1814. The school existed for more than 100 years, and primarily served the African American community. The tour of the house will also include live performances, folk singing and hot apple cider.

The Louis Armstrong House (34-56 107th St., Corona) will feature stories about the jazz musician’s wife, Lucille Armstrong, and her role in the Queens community. The house will be brightly decorated for the holidays in honor of Lucille’s decorative style. Louis’ personal recordings will be shared, including a recording of his voice reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

The tour will also make stops at the Bowne House (37-01 Bowne St., Flushing); Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing); the Kingsland Homestead (143-35 37th Ave., Flushing); Lewis Howard Latimer’s 19th century Victorian house (34-41 137th St., Flushing); Voelker Orth House (149-19 38th Ave., Flushing).

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for children under 12.

Tickets are available at Queens Historical Society’s website. Click here.

The tour is being sponsored by The Kindler Foundation, Con Edison, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Historical Society.

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News


Jun. 17, 2024 By Athena Dawson

Are you a fan of dramatic plays and tear-jerking comedies? Head to Travers Park this Wednesday for a free performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, hosted by the Mobile Unit of The Public Theatre.  Located at 78th St. and 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, the Shakespeare in the Park series will grace Queens’ public stage on June 19th at 6 p.m. for a truly unforgettable performance. The 90-minute play will provide a bilingual English and Spanish adaptation for audience members to enjoy. 

Teen robbed of pricey AirPods by shirtless suspect near Queens Center Mall: NYPD

A 17-year-old girl was walking to the Queens Center Mall earlier this month when a bare-chested stranger snatched a pricey pair of Apple AirPods from her ears in broad daylight.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the grand larceny occurred at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. The youngster was about to enter the mall at 90-15 Queens Blvd. when the perpetrator came up behind her and forcibly removed the AirPods before running off in an unknown direction, police said. A pair of high-end Apple AirPods can cost up to $500.

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.

Southeast Queens man arraigned on weapons charges after cops search his ‘ghost car’ near LaGuardia Airport: DA

A Hollis man was criminally charged after police discovered a cache of weapons in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He was pulled over for driving a “ghost car” with obscured license plates in East Elmhurst near LaGuardia Airport during the early morning hours of June 12.

Judd Sanson, 27, of Jamaica Avenue, was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon on a criminal complaint charging him with multiple counts of weapons possession, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, and unlawful use of a police uniform or emblem and other crimes after the arsenal was found in his SUV.

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.