Shake the World: The West Village and the Dawn of “America’s Latin Quarter”
Imagine you are at a party with the journalist Walter Lippmann, the dancer Isadora Duncan, and the playwright Eugene O’Neill. Two things are probably true: you are at Mabel Dodge’s Wednesday Night Salon, and Marcel Duchamp is swinging from the chandelier. Dodge began her salon in 1912, when the Village entered its “Lyric Period,” and was dubbed “America’s Latin Quarter.” At this talk, New York historian Lucie Levine will bring us into the story of the Village on the eve of the First World War. We’ll learn how the neighborhood transformed from a prestigious enclave to an artists’ paradise, and delve into the area’s original Bohemian haunts.
Lucie Levine is a licensed, star-rated New York City tour guide, passionate history nerd, and founder of Archive on Parade, which takes New York City’s fascinating history out of the archives and into community events built on a potent combination of rigorous research and fabulous storytelling flair.
This event is fully accessible
- Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- 6:30 pm
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street