34th Fort Greene House Tour – Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Noon to 5:00pm – a self-guided walking tour
“Houses, History & All That Jazz” is the theme of this year’s vibrant tour.
Sponsored by the non-profit Fort Greene Association (FGA), this informative self-guided walking tour provides an inside look into seven striking and distinctive Fort Greene homes. Among the homes ticket holders will have the privilege of viewing are a former Tack House turned into a charming cottage retreat, an 1850’s brownstone which seamlessly blends evidence of a series of renovations from the 19th, 20th and 21st century, and an 1876 Brownstone lovingly restored over decades to period authenticity. Whether putting a working juke box in the dining room, a bath tub in a library or choosing to cook on a 1930’s Chambers stove, these creative homeowners are not afraid to follow their own rules when it comes to designing their homes. Several of the homes have also been featured as movie and television locations.
This year’s tour is dedicated to the late Howard Pitsch, former FGA Chair, long-time resident and neighborhood historian who wrote the book “Images of America FORT GREENE.” A special 90-minute walking tour featuring some of Mr. Pitsch’s favorite places in Fort Greene will be offered to a limited group on a first come first served basis. You will have the opportunity to sign up after purchasing tickets via the fgahousetour.org website.
AND ALL THAT JAZZ…
To honor Fort Greene’s long tradition as a home to world class musicians, select homes on the tour will feature live music. We also celebrate the naming of a new park on St Felix and Lafayette after jazz legend and long-time Fort Greene resident, Betty Carter. August 1, 2019 Sponsored by the non-profit Fort Greene Association, Inc. PO Box 170563, Brooklyn, NY 11217-0563 historicfortgreene.org
The “Houses, History & All That Jazz” tour begins at the corner of DeKalb and Washington Park in front of the entrance to Fort Greene Park. Advance sale tickets are $25 (cash only) or via the website and PayPal. A list of local purchase locations for advance tickets is available online at our website, fgahousetour.org. Day of tour tickets are $30, cash only, available only at the Fort Greene Park location.
Come join this year’s Fort Greene House Tour and spend a delightful Sunday in one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods.
House tour website: fgahousetour.org
Contact: Info@fgahousetour.org 718-797-9019