Welcome to Brighton Beach

With Melanie Macchio

[In-person tour] Known locally as Little Odessa, Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach has a long and richly-cultured history of being home to immigrants resettling from Eastern Europe and Asia. Join historian Melanie Macchio and learn how an area developed as a family playground by the sea, filled with hotels, bathhouses, and vaudeville theaters, then gave way to a middle class neighborhood of Jewish families relocating from neighborhoods around the City and around the world. Hear accounts of the stories of those who lived and worked in Brighton Beach and see why this lively community continues to attract those looking to prosper in their new country.

In-person tours are limited to 25 attendees and are held outdoors. Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore recommend that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status. Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

MAS Walking Tours last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.

Sunday, July 31
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Андрей Бобровский.