47th Annual PLG House & Garden Tour

Sunday May 7, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

The 47th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 starting at 12:00PM. On this year’s tour we have 7 homes and a delightful garden refreshment area.

What’s on the view for this year’s Tour:

  • An 1899 townhouse that had fallen into significant disrepair has been brought back from the brink with a gut rehab. The owners envisioned creative re-use of several original features, including doors rehung in barn-door style over the new powder room and dish pantry.
  • A 1925 brick neo-Colonial has a completely new kitchen done in an Art Deco style that would have been familiar to the original owners. The newly re-designed garden and bluestone patio are also on tour.
  • A limestone townhouse displays a fascinating assortment of artifacts collected in wide travels, particularly in South East Asia. The peaceful coexistence of old and new is seen in the kitchen, where the fully functioning gas stove that ‘came with’ the house shares space with a newer model.
  • In a brownstone townhouse with animal-themed décor, the original radiators have been painted black, giving them the effect of modern sculptures. The garden has been landscaped for entertaining with a terraced bluestone seating area, fire pit, and gas grill.
  • A 1910 brownstone was recently renovated with a light but deliberate touch, displaying the spare aesthetic of its industrial designer owner. The original details were respected while creating a comfortable family home.
  • A rental apartment in a former church parsonage shows how a couple with handyman skills got creative and built ‘fit-ins’ that maximize space, allowing them to display an assortment of family heirlooms.
  • The varied collections of an artistic couple are displayed in their large co-op apartment: colorful pottery, bicycle parts, an arrangement of miniature chairs like their full-sized counterparts. Wherever you look there is something colorful to see.
  • Dorsey’s Art Gallery
    This neighborhood institution is the oldest, continuously active, black-owned art gallery in New York City. You will see the current exhibit featuring the work of local artists and hear live music by a jazz guitarist.
Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in advance either on the web or from participating local merchants.

On-line Advance Ticket Sales (Saturday April 1 – Saturday May 6, $25/person) 

To purchase on-line, visit this Eventbrite.com link.

To pick up your Tour Guidebook, present your printed Eventbrite ticket any time after 11:30AM on tour day at IX Cafe, 43 Lincoln Road, between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues. (Online ticket sales close 11:59PM Saturday, May 6.)

In-person Advance Ticket Sales (Saturday April 1 – Saturday May 6, $25/person)
Advance tickets may also be purchased for $25 in person through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at various local merchants.

Click here to see participating merchant locations
  • Bluebird Food & Spirits
    504 Flatbush Ave.
  • Brown Harris Stevens
    129 Montague St.
  • Brown Harris Stevens
    100 Seventh Ave.
  • Drink
    492 Flatbush Ave.
  • Halstead Property
    162 Court St.
  • Little Mo Wine & Spirits
    1125 Nostrand Ave.
  • PLG Coffee House
    499 Rogers Ave.
  • Play Kids
    668a Flatbush Ave.
  • 65 Fen Wines
    65 Fenimore St.
  • Trailblazers
    394 Rogers Ave.
  • Trixie’s Pet Food & Supplies
    575 Flatbush Ave.
  • Tugboat Tea Company
    546 Flatbush Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

Make a Day of It
Spend the day if you are coming to Prospect Lefferts Gardens for the House Tour! Our community got its name from our good neighbors. Our western edge is Prospect Park—home of the 1912 Carousel, Lakeside Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Lefferts Historic House.

Tour Day Special Offers
Many area merchants are offering special Tour Day discounts and/or other offers on food and merchandise!

Click here for to see list of Tour Day special offers

Bluebird Food & Spirits
504 Flatbush Avenue (near Lefferts Ave.)
25% off food and drinks
Offer good noon to closing
Restroom available

Blue Sky Bakery
404 Rogers Ave. (bet. Sterling St. & Empire Blvd.)
Muffin and coffee discount special
Offer good 8:30am to 3pm
Restroom available

The Brooklyn Greenery
560 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Maple & Lincoln)
20% off all freshly pressed juices and fruit smoothies
10am to 8pm

Burger Mexicano (bet. Lincoln & Maple)
545 Flatbush Avenue
25% off food and drinks
Offer good noon until closing
Restroom available

Culpeppers Restaurant
1082 Nostrand Ave. (corner Lincoln Rd.)
10 % discount
Offer good 11am to 7pm

Desserts by Michael Allen
1149 Nostrand Ave. (bet. Midwood & Rutland)
10% off a house-made gelato
Offer good 12:30pm to 8pm

492 Flatbush Ave (opp. Lefferts Ave.)
10% discount on anything in the store
Offer good noon to 5pm

Errol’s Caribbean Bakery
661 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Hawthorne & Winthrop)
10% off any purchase
Offer good noon to 5pm

2122 Beekman Place (off Flatbush near Maple)
Half off cocktails
Offer good noon to 2am
Restroom available

Expressions in Ceramics
1151 Nostrand Ave (bet. Midwood St. & Rutland Rd.)
10% off selected items
Offer good noon to 7pm
Restroom available

Greenhouse Café
539 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Lincoln & Maple)
Free hot or iced coffee with purchase of breakfast or sandwich
Offer good noon to 5pm
Restroom available

Greenlight Bookstore
632 Flatbush Ave (cor. Fenimore St.)
15% off any bookstore purchase
Offer good 10am to 7pm
Restroom available

Honey Badger in Lefferts Gardens
67 Fenimore St. (cor.Flatbush)
Traditional Dutch Pancakes and coffee for $11
Offer good from 11am to 10pm
Restroom available

House of Juice
642 Rogers Ave. (cor. Parkside Ave.)
Specials on the “Seed to Spirit Experience”
Offer good noon to 10pm
Restroom available

Ix Café
43 Lincoln Rd. (bet. Ocean Ave. & Flatbush Ave.)
Soup, salad & drink combo for $12
Offer good 9am to 4pm
Restroom available

Jus Fishy
555 Flatbush Ave (bet. Lincoln Rd. & Maple St.)
10% discount
Offer good 11am to 10pm

1137 Washington Ave (just north of Lincoln Rd.)
10% discount
Offer good 11am to 10pm
Restroom available

Kiddie Science Lab
509 Rogers Ave. (bet. Midwood and Rutland)
Visit the Lab for a beverage and to learn about this neighborhood non-profit presenting science workshops to young children and families
Offer good noon to 3pm
Restroom available

King of Tandoor
600 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Midwood St. & Rutland Rd.)
15% off the dinner menu
Offer good noon to 10:30pm

Kings County Nurseries
625 New York Ave (bet. Rutland Rd & Fenimore St.)
Download a 10% discount coupon at www.kingscountynursery.com for use on an in-store purchase of $20 or more – excludes landscaping.
Offer good anytime

Little Mo Wine & Spirits
1125 Nostrand Ave. (bet. Midwood St. & Maple St.)
Enter to win a $25 gift card
Free wine tasting
Offer good noon to 9pm.

Pels Pie Co.
446 Rogers Ave. (btw. Lincoln Rd. & Lefferts Ave.)
Two for the price of one on any beverage
Offer good 7am to 10pm
Restroom available

Play Kids
668a Flatbush Ave. (bet. Hawthorne & Winthrop)
20% off any toy or book
(excluding Lego & Micro scooters & helmets)
Offer good 11am to 5 pm

581 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Midwood St. & rutland Rd.)
Fine women’s clothing
15% off all items except sale items and layaways
Offer good noon to 5pm

Salem’s Hours
1110 Nostrand Ave. (bet. Maple St. & Midwood St.)
Happy hour drink specials
Offer good 4pm to 6pm
Restroom available

S&B Florist
1138 Nostrand Ave. (bet. Midwood St. & Rutland Rd)
5% discount on a $25 purchase
Offer good any day between 10 am and 4pm

Sushi Tatsu III
644 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Fenimore & Hawthorne)
10% off purchase
Offer good noon to closing
Restroom available

Tafari Tribe
591 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Midwood & Rutland Rd.)
Earrings on sale $5 and up!
Offer good noon to closing

Taqueria El Patron
51 Lincoln Rd. (bet. Ocean Ave. & Flatbush Ave.)
Happy hour specials
Offer good 4pm to7pm
Restroom available

Trixie’s Pet Supplies
575 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Maple & Midwood)
10% off any purchase
Offer good 11am to 7pm

Tugboat Tea Company
546 Flatbush Ave. (bet. Maple & Lincoln)
A small coffee (reg. $1.75) for $1.00
Offer good 8am to 6pm

Immediately to the north is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which will be in bloom, and farther north are the Brooklyn Museum and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. PLG is at the heart of the best that Brooklyn has to offer. So come for the tour, but spend the day!

We Need Your Help
It takes the coordinated efforts of many volunteers to help make this event a success. We hope you can help by being a tour guide* and/or contributing food for the refreshment area.

If you live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and are interested in volunteering to be a tour guide, contribute refreshments, or otherwise help with the House Tour, please contact the House Tour team at plghousetour@gmail.com.

*Tour guides are assigned to a house, usually one per floor, and help supervise and guide the visitors. They work one of 2 shifts, either 12:00-2:30 or 2:30-5:00.
In exchange for 2 ½ hours of their time, tour guides receive free tour tickets. Although the tour closes to the general public at 5PM, there will be an extra hour from 5PM to 6PM for guides to see the houses.

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