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Wine Tasting Coming To R’wood Historical Site

The public is invited to join members and friends for a funfilled evening on Saturday, Apr. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Onderdonk House, located at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. Greater Ridgewood Historical Society (GRHS) Advisory Board Members, Bruce and Barbara Goonan will share their love of wine by guiding guests through a diverse selection of French wines including reds, whites and sparkling selections.

Participants will receive a complimentary wine glass inscribed with the Onderdonk logo and enjoy light refreshments in the midst of exhibits unearthed at the Onderdonk House that include artifacts from the 1970 Archaeological Investigations and Images of America, Forgotten Queens.

Tickets are $40 per person or $35 for GRHS Members, (over 21 years of age only). Send checks payable to the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood, NU 11385 or call Virginia Comber at 1-718-417-6032.

A limited number of tickets are available.

This event is funded in part through public service grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, with the support of councilmembers, Diana Reyna and Elizabeth Crowley and by members of the society.

The Onderdonk House is a New York City Landmark, and is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Dutch farmers built the house around 1709, and it remained a farmstead through the 1920s. Commercial business took over until the 1970s, when the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society was founded to restore, maintain and operate the Onderdonk House as an historic site and museum.

The Onderdonk House is open to the public on saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or by reservation. For more information on this and the other programs conducted by the society, please call 1-718-456-1776 or visit the website: www.onderdonkhouse.org.

The Onderdonk House can be reached by public transportation by the Q-54 which stops two blocks away on Metropolitan Avenue. Bus riders can also take the B-57 which passes the house on Flushing Avenue or ride the L line to the Jefferson St. stop, walk five blocks North along Flushing Ave. On street parking is also available, plentiful and free.

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