Join Nathan Kensinger for a walking tour of Tappen’s Creek and Kreischerville!
About this event
Tappen’s Creek is one of the most remote creeks in New York City, and its hidden route is intertwined with the history of Kreischerville, a Victorian-era company town built by Bavarian and French Huguenot immigrants.
This walk will explore the remnants of this historic village and creek, which are located in Charleston, Staten Island. A lively 150-year-old Bavarian tavern still stands near the neighborhood’s former general store, hotel, and worker homes. They are just down the street from an ornate mansion built by Balthasar Kreischer, the founder of a brick making empire that mined its clay from the banks of Tappen’s Creek.
Join artist, photographer, and journalist Nathan Kensinger on a walk through the streets of this secluded village and out into the serene woodlands of Clay Pit Ponds State Park, where we will hike along the mining pits on the shores of Tappen’s Creek.
Sturdy, closed-toed shoes are recommended for this 2.5 mile walk, which will involve following footpaths over streams and through wooded environments. We will start at Arthur Kill Road and Tiller Court, and end the walk at Storer Avenue and Carlin Street.
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.
*LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE – MASKS ARE REQUIRED!!*
This walking tour is sponsored by Council Member Joseph Borelli.