Thursday, August 26, 2010

Municipal Art Society Plans Walking Tours in Sunset Park’s Chinatown

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Municipal Art Society is doing a walking tour of the two Chinatown's outside of Manhattan. Here in Sunset Park and in Flushing this Sunday August 29. From the article.

Chinatown Tour Requires Reservation Compiled by Linda Collins
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Municipal Art Society (MAS) plans the following two walking tours that will feature Brooklyn neighborhoods:
. • Sunday, Aug. 29, “Three Chinatowns,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes Sunset Park in the all-day event). Since the 1965 change in the immigration laws, the Chinatown in Brooklyn (Sunset Park) and the one in Queens (Flushing) have developed in different ways and with different demographics than Manhattan’s. 

Tour leaders Joe Svehlak and Jack Eichenbaum, natives of Sunset Park and Flushing, respectively, will lead walks focused on the transformation of these neighborhoods. Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, will lead a walk in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Participants will begin the day with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing at 9:30 a.m. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. 

The cost is $49 for MAS members, $59 for non-members, including transportation from Flushing to Manhattan to Sunset Park by Chinatown van. The Dim sum meal is not included. Reservations are required. 

To reserve a space, please call (212) 935-2075 by Thursday, Aug.26. The meeting place will be provided after reservation.

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