Exploring Our Historic Homes
The 54th annual edition of the Park Slope Civic Council House Tour, always one of our most popular events, is set for
Sunday, May 19, from noon to 5 p.m.
Starting Point: Saint Saviour Catholic Academy
701 Eighth Ave. at Seventh Street
This year’s self-guided walking tour will focus on seven of Park Slope’s most beautiful and interesting homes between Fourth and Ninth Streets. New York Methodist Hospital will serve as a rest stop; the Old Stone House is also participating.
Advance tickets ($20 each) can now be purchased online through NYCharities. Starting May 1 through the close of business on May 18, those advance tickets will also be available at:
- Aguayo & Huebener, 138 7th Avenue
- Betancourt & Assoc. Realty, 335 7th Avenue
- Brown Harris Stevens, 100 7th Avenue
- Dixon’s Bicycle Shop, 792 Union Street
- Dizzy’s Diner, 511 9th Street
- Ideal Properties Group, LLC, 78 7th Avenue
- tb shaw realty associates, 197 7th Avenue
- Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty, 123A 7th Avenue
- Zuzu’s Petals, 374 5th Avenue
Please be sure to exchange your receipt for a ticket and brochure starting at noon on Sunday, May 19, at our starting point, Saint Saviour Catholic Academy.
On Tour Day, May 19, $25 tickets will be available only at Saint Saviour’s.
Ticket-holders will receive a handsome illustrated brochure describing the history and interior of each home, along with a suggested route, as well as shoe covers. Following the tour, at 5:30 p.m., local architect-historian Francis Morrone will present a lecture at the New York Methodist Hospital Dining Room (House Tour tickets are required).
Please note our rules for the House Tour:
- No children under 10 with the exception of infants in front packs.
- No smoking, food, or drinks.
- No photos or videos of any kind.
- No large backpacks.
Proceeds from the annual tour go toward our Community Grants Program, which helps to support activities for many local organizations.
Questions about the House Tour? E-mail email@example.com or call 718.832.8227.
Thanks for making the 53rd annual Park Slope House Tour a success!
- Our homeowners, who graciously made their beautiful homes available
- The Berkeley Carroll School for serving as the tour’s starting point
- The Montauk Club for hosting the lecture following the House Tour, and Francis Morrone for his fascinating illustrated lecture, “Brooklyn Lost and Found”
- Our sponsors: Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC; Ideal Properties Group LLC; Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Universal Mortgage, Inc.; Warren Lewis | Sotheby’s International Realty; Aguayo & Huebener; Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID; Garfield Realty; Orrichio Anderson Realty, Inc.; The Rose Garden; Zuzu’s Petals; and Lion in the Sun.
- Our ticket sellers: Aguayo & Huebener, Betancourt & Associates Realty, Brenton Realty, Brown Harris Stevens, Dixon’s Bicycle Shop, Dizzy’s Diner, Ideal Properties Group, tb shaw realty associates, Warren Lewis | Sotheby’s International Realty, and Windsor Café.
- Those who created our beautiful and informative brochure: Lyn Hill, who handled editing and layout; David Alquist, who researched and wrote architectural and historical descriptions of Tour homes; Burnley Duke Dame, Laurie Grossman, Judith Lief, Sarah Murphy, Bob Braun, and Darryl Cook, who composed descriptions of tour home interiors; Candace Woodward, who wrote nonhome sections; and Jacob Shemkovitz, who designed the map.
- Everyone who handled the jobs that were crucial to the success of the House Tour: Elisabeth Elkind, Sarah Murphy, David Alquist, Eric McClure, and Peter Bray, who anchored our starting point; Burnley Duke Dame, who designed the ticket and designed and coordinated installation of street banners; Cynthia Dantzic, who designed the poster; Sarah Murphy, who wrote press releases; Lauri Schindler, who lent AV equipment; and Bob Gilbert, who transported it; and David Herman, who made arrangements for online ticket sales and organized the House Tour information on the Civic Council website.
- And all the men and women of our community who spent a Sunday afternoon as house captains, door monitors, and house sitters, coordinated by Brian Henry, with the assistance of Kyle Johnson.
About the House Tour
Every year since 1959, upwards of a thousand people have toured the houses of Park Slope.
In the early years, the Civic Council used the House Tour as a way to convince people to move here rather than the suburbs, thus playing a major role in saving Park Slope from the ravages that destroyed many other New York City neighborhoods.
In more recent years, the House Tour, generally held the first Sunday after Mothers’ Day, has become the major fund raiser for the Civic Council, with proceeds plowed back into the community in our Grants Program. Read about the $8,000 we awarded this year to 13 neighborhood schools and organizations.