SusanSez Astoria Walkabout: A Tasting Tour of Queens
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Take in the crisp autumn air and awesome views of the fall foliage as Circle Line sails up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain in upstate New York. Once there, you'll have the opportunity to spend the next three hours exploring this beautiful area, which includes hiking trails, an ice-skating rink, the Trailside Museums and Zoo, Iona Island Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge, Perkins Tower, the Merry-Go-Round and pavilion, and the Bear Mountain Inn. The annual Oktoberfest begins September 13, 2014, and offers great German food and beer, live bands and craft vendors. Admission to the festival is free. After your visit, you'll enjoy another ride back down the river as dusk descends. Learn More
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Featured review from Irina
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I really liked the tour. Even though I live in the area, Susan showed us a lot of new great places that I have never been to. The food was delicious! Highly recommended!
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Although there were a lot of very good food tastings from diverse ethnic cuisines, it would've been nice to have been able to hear from some of the shopkeepers as to how they started in their businesses. I have been on other walkabouts in other...continued
As you explore the restaurants, cafes and food shops of Queens, this tour is a real international feast of 4 continents- a tribute to Astoria’s diversity. Tastings will include Middle Eastern Pastry, Gelato (in season), Spanakopita (spinach pie), Colombian sweet bread, olives, feta (at least 2 varieties) and award-winning pizza, along with Brazilian, Chilean and Asian specialties.
In addtion to the food you will:
•Learn the history of this neighborhood that has been home to Italians, Greeks, Germans, Czechs, Southeast Asians, Middle Easterners, South Americans, Asians among others
•Stand on a Revolutiionary War site
•Learn about the Steinway piano factory and “Company Town”
•Hear about Astoria’s role in the film industry-past and present
•Walk through NYC’s “largest department store”
•Visit a Hookah Cafe
•Learn fun facts about the residents, the neighborhood and more
The tour ends at the entrance of Bohemian Hall- where you may choose to raise a glass in N.Y.’s surviving beer garden.
This is an outdoor walking tour. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.