Join Village Preservation as we take a walk through history discovering locations and events that made an impact on Greenwich Village and beyond right in our own backyard. Co-sponsored with Village Alliance, we will begin with a discussion of the current site of Jefferson Market Library and the impact this location has had on women’s history in New York City. We’ll end at Café Society by celebrating Billie Holiday and her courageous performance of Strange Fruit at that location. (Meeting location will be shared upon registration.)
In between, we’ll learn about women who impacted that arts and literature like Lorraine Hansberry and also those fighting for justice such as Edie S. Windsor and Thea Clara Spyer. This is the first of our new Women’s History Walking Tours series that will premiere new tours in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo throughout the year.
Come join us in this little corner of Greenwich Village, circa 6th avenue between West 10th st and West Washington Place, for a walking experience celebrating a diverse array of women who walked along these same streets as they bent history with their work, art, lives, and advocacy.
Image Credit: Women’s House of Detention (demolished) at Greenwich and Sixth Avenue. At this time, the prison had been closed for two years and was slated for demolition, which was completed the following year.
From: Fred W. McDarrah: Iconic Images of the Village & East Village, Part 2
© Estate of Fred W. McDarrah. Our special thanks to the Estate of Fred W. McDarrah for their support of Village Preservation.
- Saturday, March 18, 2023
- 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 at 4:00pm.
Co-Sponsored by Village Alliance
Pre-registration required. Limited spaces, sign up early!
Celebrating Women’s History