Two More Historic Garden Apartments Added to Jackson Heights Tour

By Katie Honan on April 18, 2014 6:42am 

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Jackson Heights Beautification Group

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The annual celebration that offers a once-a-year peek inside the neighborhood's private gardens is adding two more stops on its tour, according to the organizer.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group will host the 23rd annual event on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, according to organizer Daniel Karatzas.

This year the group has added two more gardens: The Berkeley and the Jackson House, both on 77th Street.

It's the only time during the year any of the gardens in the historic district are open to the public.

The first day of events includes a photography and memorabilia exhibit and lecture on the history of the apartments, which were the first garden apartments in the country.

The exhibit will go on all day and the lecture times are at 10:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. Both will be held at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 

The Saturday tour kicks off at noon, and those who are interested can visit up to nine of the gardens — including those at The Towers, Linden Court, Griswold Hall and Hampton Court — at their own pace by following a map on your ticket.

The rain date for the June 7 events is June 14.

On Sunday, the JHBG offers a guided tour, rain or shine, with ticket purchase required in advance. 

Tickets for the event go on sale starting May 27 and will be sold at Espresso 77 on 77th Street and Beaudoin Realty Group, 78-27 37th Avenue, Suite Five, weekdays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information, visit their website. 

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