Once upon a summertime, Far Rockaway was the vacation spot for working-class New Yorkers. Although recent decades have erased much of this history, just off the Boardwalk on Beach 24th, 25th, and 26th Streets rows of beach bungalows built between 1918 and 1921 still stand. The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association is seeking to preserve and revitalize this unique collection of approximately 100 buildings. Guide Nancy Solomon will discuss this unique grouping and attendees will get to see inside several bungalows, many of which retain their simplicity and historic charm. For those interested in a day at the beach afterward, the boardwalk is just steps away!
This tour is led by Nancy Solomon, folklorist and executive director of Long Island Traditions. Fee $10, $5 for Friends of HDC. To register go to: http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2012/stc-tours-page or email email@example.com/call 212-614-9107.