All About the 60s Coffee House Scene: a Conversation with Bill DeSeta

What was it like managing a storied in Greenwich Village coffee house in the 1960’s? What exactly went on behind the counter and behind the scenes at the fabled Eighth Street Bookshop in its heyday in the 1950s? Luckily, Village Preservation is bringing you a program where where you’ll need to wonder no longer! Longtime local resident Bill DeSeta will sit down with us to share his experiences managing the legendary Bitter End, partnering with Manny Roth of Cafe Wha?, and living in Greenwich Village at a time when it was influencing the entire world. 

Institutions and businesses like these defined the cultural, intellectual, and creative scene in Greenwich Village that attracted worldwide attention in the 1950s and 60s. Now gain insight into what went on inside these storied venues by hearing from an experienced manager and employee who was in the rooms where these transformative events took place and transformative people made history. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00pm – 7:15pm ET
Zoom Webinar
Pre-registration is required.

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