This first of Village Preservation’s music tours to focus on Greenwich Village, this tour begins on MacDougal Street and ends at the world famous Bitter End. In between, participants will stop at sites across approximately a mile and a half of Greenwich Village that were critical in the development folk and other musical genres.

Participants will hear connections between the Gilded Age and acts like Patti Smith, The New York Dolls. Traveling from MacDougal Street to Broadway, we’ll learn how the folk and punk scenes were intertwined and interrelated. We’ll visit still intact buildings that housed these places where music was made, as well as sites of those which have been lost. 

The tour is developed from Village Preservation’s historic archives, including the Historic Image Archive, Civil Rights and Social Justice Map, and the Greenwich Village Historic District Map.

Accessibility: The meet up location is outdoors and sidewalk accessible. The tour will last about 75 minutes and will be an active walking tour across NYC streets and sidewalks. There are no planned stops with seating.

Thursday, April 13, 2023
6:00 pm

Thursday, April 13, 2023

6:00pm – 07:15pm



Pre-registration required. Limited spaces, sign up early!