BOERUM HILL — A Boerum Hill tour is giving locals a chance to delve into the neighborhood's diversity.
The House and Garden Tour on June 3 is being organized by the Boerum Hill Association. Last year, it was attended by nearly 500 paid guests, said Howard Kolin, president of the Boerum Hill Association.
He said he hopes to see a similar turnout this year. It will begin and end at the Invisible Dog Art Center, located at 51 Bergen St.
The walk includes a mixture of eight different homes, both traditional and modern, and participants are free to choose the pace and order of the tour. The event will take place from 1 until 5 p.m.
"The tour is both a celebration of the neighborhood and showcases how people choose to live in the neighborhood," said Kolins. "And it's also an important fundraiser for us."
Afterwards, there will be a reception at the Invisible Dog until 5:30 p.m., with food from local restaurants.
Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour and are available at local spots including Gumbo, located at 493 Atlantic Ave., Blue Ribbon General Store, located at 365 State St. and Sterling Place, at 363 Atlantic Ave.
They can also be bought at www.boerumhillassociation.org.
Tickets must be exchanged for admittance brochures on the day of the event at the Invisible Dog Center.
The Boerum Hill House and Garden tour will take place on the same day as the Lefferts Garden House Tour, and the two groups have agreed to discount ticket prices to $10 for those who want to attend both, as long as they bring a brochure from the other tour.