[In-person tour] Often used as the backdrop in movies to portray “the real New York,” Bensonhurst and Bath Beach have been greatly influenced by the waves of immigrant groups that have made their homes here. Founded as part of Brooklyn’s original 6 towns by possibly the first free Muslim American settler, they are now famed for their Italian and Chinese communities. We will groove around both neighborhoods with tour guide Zack Rhodes, visiting a site named after an Italian national hero, learn about the murder/mystery of one of New York’s earliest public park champions, and gaze upon the Brooklyn home of Frankenstein, Superman, and Elvis.
Saturday, December 9 11:00 AM
In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)