Prince’s Bay and Lemon Creek Walking Tour

​Saturday, September 26th @ 1pm

Lemon Creek is one of the longest aboveground creeks in New York City, and its route cuts deeply into the history of Staten Island.

About this event

​This event is part of a new series of NYC H2O walks led by Nathan Kensinger, exploring how creeks, oysters, industry, and immigration helped to shape Staten Island’s historic neighborhoods.

This walk will explore the lower sections of Lemon Creek’s watershed, as it flows out to Prince’s Bay. Once famous for its oysters and oystermen, the neighborhood of Prince’s Bay was a fishing grounds for Native Americans, before becoming a village of French, Dutch and English immigrants in the 1600s. It is located just downstream from Sandy Ground, the oldest continuously inhabited free Black settlement in the United States. Remnants of these historic communities still remain, and ​Lemon Creek is now a Staten Island Bluebelt, home to eagles, peacocks and deer. Join artist, photographer, and journalist Nathan Kensinger on a walk through this fascinating landscape, tracing the route of Lemon Creek as it flows past landmarked houses, oyster middens, and protected woodlands.

Sturdy, closed-toed shoes are recommended for this walk, which will involve following footpaths over streams and through wooded environments. We will start at Seguine Avenue and Amboy Road, and end the walk at Seguine Avenue and Johnston Terrace.


This walking tour is sponsored by Council Member Joseph Borelli.