Dutch, Dead and Still Around – Midwood/Flatlands – Under the Influence

Janes Walk

Led By Desiree Rucker AND Aileen Harry, Friends of Amersfort Park

Midwood and Flatlands abut each other, and they both were established as a farming community in 1636. Join us for a tour of starting at Flatbush Avenue and Avenue I (Flatlands). We will proceed down Avenue I to Amersfort Park, a small park, named after Amersfoort, a Dutch city in the Netherlands. The park was land once owned by the Hubbard family which their last surviving scion deeded to New York City for recreational use only. The Hubbard home still stands in the neighborhood. The neighborhood was once all farmland owned by the Dutch. We will walk from the park to Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church on Kings Highway and 40th Street. We will discuss the diversity of the neighborhood – while enjoying a suburban oasis right in the middle of urbanity.

Nearby 41 Bus - Biking okay.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
3:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
A Greenstreets traffic island in Marine Park/Midwood, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tdorante10. Modifications: photo cropped.