Have fun, meet new people, and discuss some very interesting topics. On this tour we explore a mixed-bag of the East Village's most famous and infamous characters, incidents, and legends. Learn about our counter-cultural history; artistic, social and political uprisings and influences; famous historic residents; gangsters, riots, cannibals, authors, and everything in between. All this, while stopping in some of the oldest and most popular bars in America; where everyone from Abe Lincoln, Boss Tweed and Houdini, to Frank Sinatra, Madonna and The Rolling Stones have hung out; and much more. Must be 21 and over with proper state ID or passport. Groups are welcome. Private tours available. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Fee: $50pp/$20pp ($50 includes a drink (plus tip) from each bar -OR- $20 and buy at your own pace)
Duration: 2hrs, 5 bars, about 5 blocks
Directions: 6 train to Astor Place, N or R train to 8th St/Broadway stop (subway map)
We Meet: Outside McSorley's Old Ale House, 15 E. 7th Street between 2nd Ave and Cooper Square. (map )
Schedule: Saturdays at 5:00pm Sharp
Reservations: Recommended. 24 hours required for full refund, minus Paypal fees.
Official Website: http://eastvillagetours.com
Added by East Village History Project on April 28, 2008