East Village Historic Libraries: A Walking Tour with John Bacon

While the iconic Jefferson Market Library in the West Village is well known to preservationists, this tour will focus on historic libraries, both past and present, in the East Village. John Bacon, former Village Preservation trustee and Director of Planned Giving at NYPL, will lead us on an exploration of 3 historic libraries and many other sights along the way.

Our tour will conclude at the Ottendorfer Library on Second Avenue which is the City’s oldest free public library, having opened in 1884, a full decade before NYPL itself was chartered.

Space is limited; significant walking and standing are required

Friday, August 16, 2013
10:00 pm