‘Greenwich Village: Tales of Artists, Activists, & Apparitions’ Webinar
While Manhattan’s Greenwich Village of today conjures up images of tree-lined streets, quaint coffeehouses and cafes, and hidden parks, its past tells a different story. It’s time to explore one of New York City’s most famous and iconic neighborhoods, from its earliest days as a Dutch village to a hub of anti-war and anti-establishment activism.
Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the secrets of the New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village, home to everything from artists and activists to tales of ghosts and glamour.
Led by writer, lecturer, and licensed NYC tour guide Carl Raymond, our digital showcase of the historic neighborhood of Greenwich Village will include:
- How Greenwich Village became an artists enclave (it’s not what you think)
- Untold stories of famous landmarks such as the all-night party on top of the Washington Square Arch
- A look at the classic Village architecture including the famous brownstones that line the north side of the park
- A virtual visit to the haunts of writers and artists of yesteryears, from Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton, to Lorraine Hansbury and Louisa May Alcott
- The Village’s role as a center of activism such as the efforts of urban preservationist Jane Jacobs and the Stonewall Revolution
- The inside scoop of sites throughout the neighborhood, including the corner restaurant where Ernest Hemingway had lunch, to the club where Barbar Steisand first sang in public, to the garden apartment where Marlon Brando once lived
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A session with Carl — any and all questions about Greenwich Village are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests
Carl Raymond is a licensed New York City tour guide, food historian, writer, and museum educator. He has worked at the Merchant’s House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl has lectured for the Royal Oak Foundation, Merchant’s House Museum, National Arts Club, Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George’s Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City, ed. Andrew Smith (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, A Culinary History of the Gilded Age.Buy tickets/get more info now