The Epicenter, Revisited

Janes Walk

Led By Adrienne Onofri

During the early months of the COVID pandemic in 2020, a group of neighborhoods in western Queens was identified as the Epicenter—the hardest-hit area within New York City, which was the hardest-hit place in the country. On this walk in Elmhurst and Corona, you can see how these communities of the former Epicenter are doing two years later. This also happens to be one of the most historic and diverse areas in the city, and we will explore those aspects as well. The tour guide, a local resident, is leading a different Epicenter tour on Saturday (focusing on Jackson Heights but including parts of Woodside and Elmhurst). Plan to have lunch after the tour, possibly from the bountiful and acclaimed food vendors in Corona Plaza. The tour also ends near the Louis Armstrong House if you wish to add that to your visit (make your own arrangements).

The route is 2 to 2.5 miles long. Both the meeting and ending points are very close to subway stations.
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
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Food & Entertainment, History & Culture
Language: English
The new Queens Library Elmhurst branch, at the southeast corner of Broadway and 51st Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tdorante10 Modifications: photo cropped.