The Out in the Streets Festival Confirms Lineup
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:37:43
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The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House (now Onderdonk House) is the oldest dutch colonial stone house in NYC and the third oldest surviving structure in Queens.
In the mid-1600s, Peter Stuyvesant granted the land it sits on (over 100 acres) to its first owners. The current house was built in 1709 by Flatbush resident Paulus Vander Ende.
Besides a farm, the house has served as a speakeasy and scrap glass business and once established the boundary between Kings and Queens counties.
Today, the space is owned by the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, which saved it from being bulldozed after a fire in the 1970s and opened it to the public in 1982. It is currently occupied by caretakers who maintain the property and tend to the house's coop of six hens.
Why should you care? Because the Out in the Streets Festival takes place there on July 26 and 27.
A Place to Bury Strangers
What Cheer? Brigade
Not Blood Paint
For more info, visit outinthestreets.com.
Any NYCers plan to attend?