The Wallabout walk will begin at 12:00 at the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park and end in front of 99 Ryerson Street. No registration is required.
The walk will explore the Wallabout neighborhood, located in northern Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and discuss its 380+ year history as a community. The walk will lead past neighborhood landmarks and explore how these places, and the famous residents associated with them, represent the community’s social development over the centuries. The stories will discuss the area’s first European settlers, its role in the Revolutionary War, the area’s 19th century industrialization, famous residents such as Walt Whitman, and the neighborhood's decline and how these past events and people have defined the revitalized neighborhood we see today.
Find more info on The Municipal Art Society’s website.