Gateway to Greenwich Village Walking Tour
Greenwich Village is known to be a cultural melting pot. Participants will learn how it is steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history. The tour will show where and how the Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.
This tour will feature the places where so much history has been made, and the places where today's locals continue the Village vibe. The tour takes in some of the Village’s most important landmarks, including St. Mark's Church, Place, the Cooper Union's Foundation Building, the Public Theater, Colonnade Row, Wanamaker Building. Washington Square.
The newly opened Astor Place public plaza will lead to and West 8th Street, where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum, and where Jack Kerouac and Lenny Bruce Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie did lived and worked.
A coffee/refreshment break will be taken near the spots where Barbara Streisand performed for just $125 per week and continue to Christopher Street and the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the modern LGBTQ civil right movement. It will conclude at Hudson Street and Jane Jacobs' house.