Did you know that the first place in NYC where all four Hip Hop elements were presented together for the first time outside of the Bronx was at a club/concert hall in the East Village? 

The 2nd Birthplace Tour (Hip-Hop 50 Tour) is a 2 hour walking tour (10 stops) that honors the artists and entrepreneurs, and explores spaces and sites in the Village that were pivotal in introducing Hip-Hop cultural elements (Bboying, Djing, Graffiti, Fashion and Emceeing) to the world. During a pivotal 5-year period in Hip-Hop history (1979-1984), nightlife venues, art galleries, walls and parks throughout the Village functioned as a secondary incubator and stage for Bboys, Graffiti artists, Emcees, DJs and designers creating what we now call Hip-Hop Culture. 

Thank you to the following people & organizations for their support in developing 2nd Birthplace: 36 Chambaz of Stylz, Big Tara,  CricketDJ SpinnaElena Romero,  Eric “DEAL”FelisbretFlashTalksJames Top, Justine Leguizamo, Keistar ProductionsKyra Gaunt, Leeanne G-Bowley, Martha DiazMichael Holman and Peaches Rodriguez  

Monday, July 31, 2023
6:00 pm

Monday, July 31, 2023 

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Outdoor Walking Tour

Pre-Registration is Required. Spaces are limited.



Meeting Place: Washington Square Park 

Click here to see photos from the tour