Photo by Dave Warner – Gary Staffo leads a group of people on the Southside Walking Tour during the 2021 Canal Celebration.

Southside Walking Tour VIII – 1st FALL Tour! Growing Up on the Southside 1957 – 1970

The Southside Walking tour is back for its first fall tour on November 6th, 2021. The tour was requested by merchants and volunteers who were too busy working during the Canal Celebration, or those who thought it was just too hot in August.

This walking tour will START and END at the Rotary Park Terminal Building on Southern Ave.

The Tour will focus only on the area of the Southside, south of the Mohawk River and Barge Canal. If you could not attend during the Canal Celebration, come hear what stories you missed!

Southside Death March T-shirts are available for $20 on the day of the walk or before. Proceeds support the LF Historical Society.

WHAT: The “Tour” will focus on growing up on the Southside from 1957 to 1970, with a theme that was NOT “Leave It to Beaver” or “Ozzie and Harriet” or “My Three Sons”, but instead a very different and special experience. The history is about the places, the people, and the memories. You will find some of the stories very entertaining!

AUDIENCE: Anyone with an interest in the Southside during the 1960s, or those from the Northside who never understood Southside people, or those not from Little Falls who married Little Falls Southsiders, or their adult children.  Some “adult?” content or described behaviors may not be suitable for children.

If you are a photographer, you will find great opportunities for photos in a variety of natural vistas, vegetation, etc. Bring your camera.

WHEN: Saturday, November 06, 2021
Sign-In begins at 8 AM (Registration, Questions, Safety Briefing), and the Tour STARTS at 9 AM.
Allow 2 to 3 hours, but participants can leave at any time (Please inform Tour Guide when leaving).
The END time is flexible and dependent upon the pace, and the number of questions, from participants.

WHERE: Meet at the Rotary Park Terminal Building on Southern Ave NLT 8:30 am. We will start on time.

Special Needs: The walk includes unpaved dirt paths, uneven surfaces, outdoors, etc.
Moderate to vigorous physical activity.
For your comfort and safety, bring drinking water, sunglasses, a hat, and please wear comfortable and stable walking shoes.

Pandemic Concerns – This tour is outdoors with social distancing. We will adhere to all NYS and CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the event.
Other personal protective measures such as masks are optional based on your personal comfort.
Your Tour Guide has received the three Covid-19 Vaccination doses.

Pets:  Please do not bring your pets, as we may encounter other “pets” that are not under owner command or on a leash.

Tour Guide and Organizer:
Gary T. Staffo
Phone: 703-336-7241
Gary is Southside “born and bred” and he shares and preserves the rich memories of life on the Southside. Don’t miss the gems!

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is requested and appreciated. Please register by phone or email.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Gary. Southside Territory Details list available upon request.