A “Saturday” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The historic and artsy neighborhoods of popular Williamsburg, Brooklyn, served as the latest site for The Salvation Army’s “Saturdays in the City” walking tour series.

Stops along the tour included the neighborhood that is home to the Satmar Hasidic group, one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world; the congregational church founded by Thomas Beecher, brother of abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin — a stop on the Underground Railroad; the famous Peter Luger Steak House (established 1887); the Williamsburg Bridge, once the largest suspension bridge in the world; and the trendy streets that comprise Williamsburg’s present-day arts community.

Following the tour, walkers enjoyed lunch at Gran Sasso restaurant on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.

The “Saturdays in the City with The Salvation Army” walking tours take place twice a year in the spring and fall. A $65 donation is requested for the tour, which includes the luncheon ($35 for students, children and residents of The Salvation Army’s Markle Residence). All proceeds from the tour go in support of Salvation Army programs serving adults, children and families in need throughout the Greater New York area.

The next walking tour is scheduled for May 2018 and will explore Roosevelt Island. For more information, contact Sharon Smith-Ibello at (212) 337-7345 or sharon.smith@use.salvationarmy.org.