Bars and Speakeasies Walking Tour

What happened to Greenwich Village when it went dry during Prohibition? Find out on a walking tour of historic sites in the area, including renowned bars that weathered the passage of the 18th Amendment. Ratified 100 years ago, it was less about controlling the consumption of alcohol and more about controlling the habits of working-class urban immigrants, determining what it meant to be an American, and in New York City, what it meant to be a sophisticated urbanite.

Those and other questions raised during Prohibition linger with us today and influence the way that we have been drinking since prohibition’s repeal. This is not a drinking tour (no drinks included), but the tour will end at a spot where you can order a craft cocktail.

Diana Pittet teaches a graduate seminar at New York University on the history, culture, and politics of drinking and owns a cocktail catering company, Night Owl Hospitality, in Asbury Park, N.J.

This event is outdoors and sidewalk accessible

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 pm

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