SusanSez Astoria Walkabout: A Tasting Tour of Queens
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Bursting with elaborate designs and kaleidoscopic color arrangements, this exhibit in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden will delight nature lovers and enchant guests of all ages who love the beauty of nature. With the theme Key West Contemporary, you can step out of the bustling city and straight into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture that reflects this particular island's charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden, where an effusion of orchids -- including Vanda (rainbow orchids), Dendrobium (cane orchids) and Cymbidium (Asian corsage orchids) -- bloom among serene geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas and sleek benches. 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!
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.