Women’s History Month: The Witches of Downtown New York

Just in time for Women’s History Month, this lecture will take you on a journey back in time to learn about the women who were considered “witches” in pre-twentieth century New York. Learn about New York City’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited Broome Street (no joke here) and many other enclaves of downtown. These women were fortunetellers, and their practice allowed them to make money and maintain autonomy in their business practices. In this talk, you’ll become acquainted with the methods and lifestyles of these infamous witches and the men who tried to frame them.

Marie Carter is a New York City-based writer who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre and ghostly historical walking tour company and the author of the novel, Holly’s Hurricane.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:30 pm

Tompkins Square Library, 331 East 10th Street