Celebrate this Halloween with Manhattan historian and tour guide Joyce Gold, as she presents her walking tour through the spookiest bits of macabre history of Greenwich Village. Uncover some of the scariest stories in New York, including mysterious murders, famous missing persons, unexplained specters, and ghostly hauntings. Find out why there are 20,000 people buried under Washington Square Park, where Edgar Allan Poe lived and what graveyard inspired “The Raven,” what famous painter died the same moment his painting fell a block away, and other spine-tingling mysteries. A true Halloween treat!
After teaching English in NYC public schools, Joyce Gold moved to the computer field and became a systems analyst. While working at the Federal Reserve Bank in the Financial District, she came across a 100-year old book that opened her eyes to the layers of time visible as she walked the historic streets of Lower Manhattan. Joyce first started giving weekend tours while she had full time job as a systems analyst and later as a real estate broker. But as the demand for her tours grew and her interest in pursuing Manhattan history deepened, she made the leap, starting Joyce Gold History Tours of New York and becoming one of Manhattan’s earliest independent full-time tour guides. Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.
This event is outdoors and sidewalk accessible.
- Friday, October 29, 2021
- 6:00 pm