On August 6th at 11 am, Michael Perlman, chair of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council will be giving a walking tour of Forest Hills, Queens for Untapped readers. Michael is spearheading the campaign to save the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, home to the first tennis U.S. Open.  Forest Hills was one of the earliest planned garden communities in the country. It was influenced by Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City Movement, which was a method of urban planning originating in England in 1898.

The tour will begin in historic “downtown Forest Hills,” the start of the business and residential district. That is one of the integral areas the preservation coucil aims to preserve, restore, and revitalize.

Spots are limited and will be first come first serve. To RSVP,  write on the  UntappedCities facebook wall, “Hey Untapped! I’d like to attend the Forest Hills tour on 8/6!” First come, first serve.

Read more about the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.