Witches of Old New York
27-16 23rd Ave., btw. 27th & 28th Sts., Astoria, Queens
347-451-3873 Price: $10.00
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Just in time for Women’s History Month, this lecture will take you on a journey back in time to learn about the women who were considered “witches” in pre-twentieth century New York. Learn about New York City’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited Broome Street (no joke here) and many other enclaves of downtown. These women were fortunetellers, and their practice allowed them to make money and maintain autonomy in their business practices. In this talk, you’ll become acquainted with the methods and lifestyles of these infamous “witches” and the men who tried to frame them.
Marie Carter is a writer, editor, and tour guide who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre, strange and ghostly historical walking tour company. She designed and leads the tours “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria” and “Frights and Phantoms of Flushing.” She is also the author of The Trapeze Diaries and Holly’s Hurricane, a historical novel set in the future. Please check out her tours at www.boroughsofthedead.com and writing at www.mariewritesandedits.com.Buy tickets/get more info now