Tour Queens with an expert guide

When traveling across Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States., it is easy to miss a neighborhood or two.
Now, thanks to LaGuardia Community College’s Adult and Continuing Education Division, residents can explore all parts of the borough with two walking tours set for September 29 and October 6. The tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $20 each.
The tours are a part of the borough’s “Discover Queens,” campaign launched by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC).
“The campaign was created to attract more resources to the borough of Queens by exposing its parks and museums, offer its amenities to visitors and to assist retailers in reaching visitor markets,” said Michelle Stoddart, Director of Marketing and Tourism for QEDC.
Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, a native of the borough and City University of New York (CUNY) professor of urban geography, will guide borough residents on a tour taking participants through neighborhoods under the No. 7 train, around Long Island City’s waterfront area, the Pulaski Bridge, P.S. 1/MOMA, and views of Gantry Park’s waterfront panorama.
“Dr. Eichenbaum has led walking tours for 30 years and specializes in historical geography and ethnic and technological change,” said Liesl Fores, Director of Communications for the Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College.
The Division of Adult and Continuing Education offers a large range of courses and programs to help adults learn new job skills, prepare for college, strengthen reading, writing, and math skills, become fluent in Spanish, career placement, and utilize business services.
The tours are open to the public as well as LaGuardia students. Registration is at LaGuardia Community College.
For more information on the walking tours or any of LaGuardia’s continuing education programs call 718-482-6030.

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