14. July 2018 - 11:30 till 13:00
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Free Greenwich Village Walking Tours | St. Marks Church in the Bowery | Saturday, 14. July 2018

Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The ‘Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter cultures.
Join a FREE Greenwich Village walking tour led by the Village Alliance, each Saturday from June through September and see for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where today’s locals continue the Village vibe.
Walking from St Marks Place to Sixth Avenue the tours take in some of the Village’s most important landmarks, including –
• Where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum and had her studio.• See the residences of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Jackson *******.• Pass by the studios Jimi Hendrix built, and where Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie recorded much of their work, and where many major musicians still record. • Visit the spot where Barbara Streisand used to perform for just $125 per week.• See where Jack Kerouac cavorted with the ‘Village Beat’. • Find the building that Abraham Lincoln declared ‘Right Makes Might’, gaining him the presidency.
Alongside historic landmarks the tours visit the Villages’ modern day institutions, observing where the places todays ‘Villagers’ work, live and play, and where they maintain the sense of the unique, bizarre and beautiful bohemia we call Greenwich Village.
Rain or shine tours meet at 11:30 AM at St. Marks Church (northwest corner of Second Avenue and E. 10th Street) and finish near the corner of W. 8th Street and Sixth Avenue. Be sure to stick around for lunch and try one of the neighborhood’s great restaurants. You might just meet a modern day living legend, too.
 Led by licensed guides, each tour lasts about 90 minutes and features unique and interesting information on the various social, architectural and/or historic aspects of the neighborhood.
FAQs
Are the tours completely free?
Yes! The tours are free! If you particularly enjoy the tour then feel free to tip your guide! 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes - Please email the Village Alliance at info@greenwichvillage.nyc or call 212.777.2173.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The nearest subway stations are Astor Place (6), Union Square (4,5,6), 14th Street & 1st Avenue (L).
Who organizers the tours?
The tours are orgainzed by the Village Alliance Business Improvement District