Join Village Preservation as we take a walk through history in our own backyard. 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, 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 like Lorraine Hansberry who impacted the arts, literature, and culture, as well as those who fought 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.

Join us for this first tour, which covers a small area of our neighborhoods, but an incredibly wide array of women and the history they made.

Individual registration is required for each tour.

East Village Rock Tour A: Making Music in the East Village is being offered Tuesday, April 11th at 12:00pm. Click here to register.

West Village Rock and Roll Tour A: Focus on Folk is being offered Thursday, April 13th at 6:00pm. Click here to register.

East Village Rock and Roll Tour B: Beyond Iconic Photos  is being offered Friday, May 5th at 12:00pm. Click here to register.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
6:00 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2023




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

Click here for photos from a past session of this tour.