Annual Halloween Tour

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Sat Oct 19 2013, 12:00 pm

Celebrate the spirits of Halloween as we share the stories and legend of this historic waterway.

Join us for a tour of murder and mystery along the Long Island City waterfront.

Our walk will take place along the treacherous East River as tales are told of those lost long ago among the churning whirlpools and electric eels.

Hear about the eerie goings-on in the area, from the history of the Hell Gate, the sinking of the HMS Hussar and the General Slocum, and events in and around the East River and Old Astoria Village.

Start under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park (Shore Blvd.) and walk along the waterfront to Socrates Sculpture Park (where you may find some more ghosts and goblins!)

Bring cameras for great photo opportunities.

Bring water and sturdy shoes.


$20 ($15 GAHS members and ghouls in costume)

These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

(Please note the that ‘Hell Gate Kid’ and ‘Haunted Waters Tour’ are concepts created by the Greater Astoria Historical Society and are shared with the Socrates Sculpture Park by agreement for this event.)