‘The Summer of Love: The 1967 Hippie Takeover of NYC’ Webinar
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Beginning in May of 1967, hippies flocked to New York City by the thousands, heralding in community activism, communal living, natural foods, experimental theater, Eastern philosophy, musical expression, and progressive politics — but it would all come to a dramatic end that Fall with a highly-publicized murder. This is the story of Summer of Love in New York City, told through a day in the life of a once-runaway hippie.
Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on a virtual journey back in time to explore New York City during the Summer of Love — a social phenomenon between May and October of 1967 that brought together over 100,000 people in various neighborhoods throughout the country, who put their free-love and anti-war sentiment on full display.
Led by NYC native and tour guide, Linda Fisher — who at the age of 15 escaped from the Bronx to join in the heralding of social change at the Great Easter Be-In in Central Park — our look back at NYC’s storied hippie history will include:
- The origin of the word “hippie”
- An overview of the Summer of Love, from the migration of hippies from San Francisco to New York, to the Council on the Summer of Love
- A look at the many eccentric Hippie trends, including Army-Navy stores as fashion boutiques, Acid rock pre-Filmore and Electric Circus, and healthy food initiatives
- A discussion around the political divide between hippies and yippies
- The lasting legacy of hippie culture in New York City
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Linda — any and all questions about the Summer of Love are welcomed and encouraged!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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“The guide, speaking from her own experiences, was invaluable.” -Sanford
“The speaker was VERY engaging.I was interested and paid attention the whole time. I liked how she included personal anecdotes. She would be fun to go on an in person tour with!” -Alana
“Went a lot deeper than flower power, gave an honest look into that era from someone who lived it” -Liz
“Really enjoyed the images and video clips, as well as the speakers personal connection to the time period and her willingness to share personal anecdotes.” -Diana
“Really captured the look and feel of that time.” -Rosalind
“Loved the personal stories & the detail- I lived in Manhattan in the 60’s but didn’t know all the origins & not the distinction between the West Coast Yippies & Hippies & Diggers. She did a GREAT job of pulling it all together.” -Sharon
“Great to hear the presenter’s personal experiences since she is someone who lived through the events of the summer of love. Great use of supporting video clips and photos.” -Wendy
“Everything! I LOVED the topic and found the speaker to be friendly, informative, and easy to listen to. She held my interest the whole time and I thought it flowed well. I was sad when it ended…it flew by! :)” -Jennifer
“She was terrific. Gave great background, fantastic photos, just enough personal information. Loved it.” -Crista