235 Bowery
New York, New York 10002

This one-of-a-kind tour of the Lower East Side highlights all aspects of our neighborhood's rich diversity by providing an introduction to the many distinct populations -- Native-American, African, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Chinese, Hispanic, and others -- which influenced the character of the Lower East Side over the last thousand years.

Explore the neighborhood's historic synagogues, churches and tenements; Walk through a century old shopping district, the oldest Native American trail in the NYC, and the site of the city's second oldest African Burial ground; Discuss life in 19th century slums, and the events which led to the neighborhood's label as the "melting pot"; Discover some of the last ethnic enclaves in Manhattan and learn about the dramatic changes taking place on the Lower East Side today.

When: Every Friday at 12:00pm

Fee: $20 / $15 LESpass Members

RSVP: Not required, you can pay your guide in cash

Meet: Outside of New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery, NY between Stanton St & Rivington St

Subway: F to "2nd Ave/Lower East Side" stop, or R to Prince St

For more info: (347) 465-7767

Official Website: http://www.leshp.org/tours/tour-descriptions/52-lower-east-side-walking-tour

Added by East Village History Project on November 8, 2010