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Bring an empty stomach, an adventurous spirit, and some comfortable sneakers.

Myra Alperson, an internationally respected guide who runs the touring company Noshwalks, is going to lead a food-lovers’ tour of Jamaica on Saturday, Sept. 23, starting at 1 p.m.

As per her long-standing policy, Alperson doesn’t publicize the names of her targeted restaurants until the tour begins. However, she pledges an exploration of Salvadoran, Colombian, Bangladeshi, Guatemalan, Guyanese and West Indian cuisine. She also promises Filipino ice cream, the “spiciest ginger beer around,” and some history lessons.

And as per another policy of hers, she will provide tailored maps with information on all the participating purveyors so walkers can return to the places they like after the tour.

Alperson, who leads about 30 tours throughout NYC’s five boroughs a year, usually focuses mainly on food. However on Saturday, she’ll make a stop at a historic graveyard and church dating back to the Revolutionary War Era. Plus, she’ll take the group to the grounds of King Manor Museum, the former home of Rufus King (1755-1827), who was the youngest signer of the U.S. Constitution, a senator, an ambassador to Great Britain, and a candidate for president.

From 1805 to 1896, King and his descendants lived in what is now an 11-acre public expanse called “Rufus King Park” in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street.

Participants will meet in front of Capital One Bank at 146-21 Jamaica Ave., which is just off Sutphin Boulevard in Downtown Jamaica. Tickets are $57 and include tastes, but not personal beverages or tips. Children (ages 6-12) pay $20, and those under age six can attend for free.

Alperson is also planning a tour of Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Latin American restaurants in Flushing on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Images: Noshwalks

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