Free Greenwich Village Historic District Fiftieth Anniversary Walking Tour
Join the Village Alliance on April 13 for free Walking Tours celebrating the Greenwich Village Historic District fiftieth anniversary. The tour is led by the hilarious, colorful and flamboyant New York Tour Goddess, Jane Marx.
From the Stonewall Inn to Jefferson Market Library and Washington Square Park, you will see many nationally important treasures, the birthplaces counter-culture movements, and learn why the Village remains to this day a bohemian capitol, center of the modern LGBT, and cultural dynamo.
Our tour begins in Christopher Park at the Stonewall National Monument and the Stonewall Inn, the site of Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969, a date and place that is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and of the modern day movement.
The tour continues along Christopher Street to the historic Jefferson Market Library, and the urban oasis of the Jefferson Market Garden.
From there you will pass along West 8th Street, seeing the iconic Electric Lady Studios, the site of the Village Barn, the first site of the Whitney Museum and home of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and an epicenter of the Beat movement, the Eighth Street Bookstore.
Washington Mews, its charming and highly photogenic cobbled street and houses is the next stop before the tour continues into Washington Square Park where it finishes by taking in the Park's many monuments and iconic arch commemorating the centenary of George Washington’s inauguration.
For more information about the tours, the locations enroute and live updates visit our Facebook event page here.
Essential Information -
Date: Saturday, April 13.
Time: 11:30am & 1:30pm.
Duration: Approx. 70-90 minutes.
Meeting Point: Christopher Park,
38-64 Christopher Street. Click here for a map.