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BILLBOARDS — Wed Tour of Flushing religions. Brooklyn Interfaith Breakfast today

Also Makoto Fujimura @Waterfall Mansion and Gallery

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Queens Borough Historian & Geographer Jack Eichenbaum will lead the tour.

Flushing is the site of North America’s first proclamation of religious freedom: the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657 and the oldest extant house of worship in New York State: the Quaker Meeting House of 1694. The area is now the site of many new churches, temples, and mosques due to both a surge in the needs of contemporary immigrants and the availability of sizable plots of land in once-elite residential areas. We’ll discuss the ecological and economic problems engendered by the new churches as well as the uncertain status of historic religious institutions.

Begins in front of St. George Episcopal Church (Main St/39 Ave)  #7 to Main St. and ends with a potluck dinner/discussion at the Quaker Meeting House.  Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com

Affiliates of A Journey through NYC Religions are welcome to join this walk free of charge and will be asked to contribute a free-will offering to the Queens Historical Society.

For more information on Eichenbaum's tours see www.GeogNYC.com

 

 

 

 

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