Sunday, September 18, 2022
2:00pm – 3:30 p.m.

A part of Village Voices Opening Day

Free
In-Person

This event is SOLD OUT! Please consider registering for another upcoming program.

E.E. Cummings wrote that “love is a place.” Perhaps he meant 4 Patchin Place, in Greenwich Village, where he lived from 1924-1962. Cummings was certainly not the only poet to live in Greenwich Village, and not even the only poet to live on Patchin Place. In this walking tour of Greenwich Village with historian Lucie Levine, we’ll visit the homes and haunts of well over a century of poets who called the neighborhood home. Along the way we’ll meet symbolists and modernists, 19th century salon hostesses and 20th century raconteurs, Pulitzer prize winners and prophets, feminist luminaries and queer pioneers whose words enriched, and even defined, American life. 

Meet up location: 75 ½ Bedford St. Length: 1.5 hours

Accessibility: The walk is outdoors and sidewalk accessible. We will be actively walking for about 90 minutes across NYC streets and sidewalks. There will be little to no seating on this tour. Pre-registration is required for participation. There will be no wait-list for this event.

Lucie Levine (she/her) is a writer, historian and New York City tour guide. She founded the historical tour and event company Archive on Parade, and has offered tours and lectures on New York City history in collaboration with, The New School, CUNY, NYU Langone, The American Institute of Architects, The Municipal Art Society, The Historic Districts Council, The New York Public Library, The 92nd Street Y, Village Preservation, The New York Preservation Archive Project and Landmark West. She is also a Public Space Programming Partner for the New York City Department of Transportation, and the Public Programs Consultant at FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. She has published widely on New York City history at outlets including The Gotham Center for New York City History Blog, Jstor Daily, and 6sqft, where she was the Contributing History Writer.