Enjoy unlimited food and rich history at Brooklyn’s landmarked Lott House

Posted On Thu, June 2, 2022 By

Posted On Thu, June 2, 2022 By In Events, Historic Homes, Marine Park

Photo courtesy of Friends of the Lott House, Alyssa Loorya

Come enjoy unlimited dining from food trucks at the longest continually owned and occupied single-family home in New York City. Located in Marine Park, Brooklyn, the historic Hendrick I. Lott House is a rare surviving Dutch-American farmhouse situated on a parcel of land first purchased in 1719. The non-profit organization that preserves the grounds, Friends of the Lott House, this month will host “Taste the Neighborhood,” a special ticketed event that includes unlimited food from local food trucks and encourages exploration of the historic site. The event will be held on June 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1940 East 36th Street.

Photo courtesy of Friends of the Lott House, Alyssa Loorya

Food trucks that will be serving the event include Wafels & Dinges, Jianettos Pizza, Dumpling Wagon, and Caribbean King. Guests will also be invited to explore the Lott House grounds and learn about the house’s important and interesting history.

After purchasing the parcel of farmland in 1719, Johannes Lott gradually expanded his land to become one of the most successful farms in the city and using his newfound influence to serve in the local government and eventually owning the entire neighborhood of present-day Marine Park.

Registered in the National Register of Historic Places, the Lott House has a deep history, once utilizing slave labor before freeing its enslaved workers and hiring them as paid employees. The site is even thought to have become a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation purchased the Lott House from the family in 2001 after it sat vacant for more than 10 years.

In December 2019, the house celebrated its 300th anniversary amidst the winter holidays and gave guests the rare opportunity to walk inside the historic home which was undergoing renovations at the time.

Tickets for the event are limited and cost $30.


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