The Park Slope
Civic Council hosts a self-guided walking tour, "Grand Central,"
featuring nine 19th- and early 20th-century homes, on May 18
from noon to 5 pm.
This 44th annual walking tour is a fundraiser for the civic council,
which returns the funds to the community through scholarships
to college-bound students and grants to schools, charities, cultural
institutions and other organizations benefiting Park Slope.
Day-of-tour tickets and T-shirts are available outside Dizzy’s
restaurant, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Ninth Street.
Ticket holders may also visit the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery,
newly opened in Congregation B’nai Jacob, and All Saints Episcopal
Church. Built in 1892, the church is a blend of Moorish design
and Romanesque architecture.
A highlight of the tour is a look inside Bed and Breakfast on
the Park (pictured), an 1896 Neo-Renaissance bed-and-breakfast
with stained-glass windows, gas burning fireplaces, canopy beds
and Victorian furnishings.
Tickets are $20. For more information, call (718) 832-8227 or
visit the Web site at www.parkslopeciviccouncil.org.
The tour will be offered rain or shine. Children younger than
10, photographs and video cameras are not permitted inside the
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010