CORONA — Three neighborhood pedestrian plazas will be the focus of a walking tour inspired by famed urban activist and public space advocate Jane Jacobs.
Jane's Walk, a citywide event on Sat., May 3 and Sun., May 4, is hosted by the Municipal Arts Society and takes people on more than 100 street tours in the five boroughs.
Taking it to the Streets will focus on pedestrian plazas in Jackson Heights and Corona, their history and importance in the neighborhood.
City Council members Danny Dromm and Julissa Ferreras, along with representatives from the Department of Transportation and local community organizers, will speak and highlight the importance of the spaces.
The three plazas on the tour are Diversity Plaza, on 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets; Corona Plaza, off Roosevelt Avenue near National Street; and the 78th Street Plaza, the play street off Travers Park.
At Diversity Plaza, there will also be an afternoon social featuring family-friendly games and tea from local restaurants.
The walk starts at 11 a.m. and convenes at the south entrance of the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue stop on the 7 train. For more information, visit the group's website.