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Our 33rd Annual Holly Tour! This year, we're digital, so take tours of 6 historic sites in Flushing, Queens. Art, History, Crafts, and more!

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2020 marks the 375th anniversary of Flushing! At the time of its founding by the Dutch, it was known as Vlissingen, however it received its modern moniker in 1683 after the English took over New Amsterdam. We will be exploring some of that long heritage of Flushing across our six sites in our Holly Tour program.

Holly Tour is a tradition of an afternoon of arts and crafts, musical performances, and historic tours. This years' Annual Holly Tour is virtual - and better than ever. Explore historic Flushing from the warmth & comfort of your own home! Each site is putting on a show of their own, and each show has something fun and unique!

The 2020 virtual program will feature a bonanza of local culture and history, and we hope that you will join us. This event will be broadcasted live, and each site will present their unique live content & answer any questions you might have.

Join via Youtube Live! You will not need an account to watch, but if you want to chat with us, you will need one. Links will be distributed the morning of the event. We will also provide translated transcripts for the pre-recorded content of this program in Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean language. Make yourself some hot chocolate and simply click the link to watch.

  • Learn how to make a Bakewell Tart at the Bowne House, one of the oldest buildings in NYC. Learn about the important role the Bowne Family had in fighting for religious tolerance in the early colonies.
  • Explore the 17th-century architecture of the Friends Meeting House, take a virtual tour through the building, and see how the Quaker values are expressed in the oldest active house of worship in New York!
  • Take a virtual tour and discussion with Lewis Latimer House Museum of its art exhibition Home/Land. Through the lens of art and history, explore the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act on Lewis Latimer’s family, in connection with current practices of family separation.
  • Watch a choir performance with historic video footage, and virtually tour the house with the Voelker Orth Museum. Voelker Orth is a unique gem of Flushing, serving as a Bird Sanctuary, Historic House, and Victorian Garden.
  • Get crafty at Kingsland Homestead, and make a homemade holiday wreath. While making it, learn and explore Kingsland Homestead and learn the house’s history and connection with Queens nurseries.
  • Join Flushing Town Hall as it does a virtual tour and explores its art installation Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope. Virtually walk through the historic Town Hall building, and enjoy a violin performance, as well!

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