Sunday, August 11th, Newtown Historical Society will be offering a special nature and history tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir starting at 10am in the main parking lot on Vermont Place at Highland Park. We will view the historic structures in the renovated park, observe the natural world and discuss its future. You can take public transportation to Highland Park. The B13 bus stops along Cypress Hills Street and the Q56 stops along Jamaica Avenue. The Cleveland Street stop on the J train is 3 blocks from the park. Or, you can drive or bike. This tour will be co-led by special guest Rob Jett, author of The City Birder. This tour is 100% FREE and will be a great experience for children and adults alike. It is suggested that you bring sunblock and water. You may also wish to bring binoculars and cameras. For more info or to RSVP, write to or call 718-366-3715.