This Saturday, we attended the Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s Garden Tour, which was part of Historic Jackson Heights weekend. It’s the only time during the year the co-op gardens open up to the public. This time around, 15 different buildings participated in the blocks between 73rd and 85th Streets, Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. After the jump, check out tons of photos we took from our self-guided tour.
Image source: yivo.org – Jonathan Brent is on the far left
Lecture on East European Jewry - The Central Queens Y will host a special lecture on a disappearing part of Jewish history on Monday, Oct. 29. Jonathan Brent, executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, will discuss his agency’s work in recovering the lost world of East European Jews. YIVO was founded in Poland in 1925 by a group of Jewish intellectuals, including Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. The event begins at 1:30pm with a suggested donation of $6. The Central Queens Y will provide refreshments and light snacks. (more…)