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‘Greenwich Village: Tales of Artists, Activists, & Apparitions’ Webinar
January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com
While Manhattan’s Greenwich Village of today conjures up images of tree-lined streets, quaint coffeehouses and cafes, and hidden parks, its past tells a different story. It’s time to explore one of New York City’s most famous and iconic neighborhoods, from its earliest days as a Dutch village to a hub of anti-war and anti-establishment activism.
Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the secrets of the New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village, home to everything from artists and activists to tales of ghosts and glamour.
Led by writer, lecturer, and licensed NYC tour guide Carl Raymond, our digital showcase of the historic neighborhood of Greenwich Village will include:
- How Greenwich Village became an artists enclave (it’s not what you think)
- Untold stories of famous landmarks such as the all-night party on top of the Washington Square Arch
- A look at the classic Village architecture including the famous brownstones that line the north side of the park
- A virtual visit to the haunts of writers and artists of yesteryears, from Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton, to Lorraine Hansbury and Louisa May Alcott
- The Village’s role as a center of activism such as the efforts of urban preservationist Jane Jacobs and the Stonewall Revolution
- The inside scoop of sites throughout the neighborhood, including the corner restaurant where Ernest Hemingway had lunch, to the club where Barbar Steisand first sang in public, to the garden apartment where Marlon Brando once lived
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A session with Carl — any and all questions about Greenwich Village are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests
Carl Raymond is a licensed New York City tour guide, food historian, writer, and museum educator. He has worked at the Merchant’s House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl has lectured for the Royal Oak Foundation, Merchant’s House Museum, National Arts Club, Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George’s Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City, ed. Andrew Smith (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, A Culinary History of the Gilded Age.
“Great oral history with excellent slideshow. Excellent speaker.” -Barry
“Beautiful and inspiring! So many amazing things about Greenwich Village, so many pioneering souls.” -Carol
“I thought it was very well done and I enjoyed the mix of architectural history as well as the famous people who lived in the village. It was also interesting to see the comparisons between the past and present– what has changed and what has remained the same.” -Claudine
“Carl’s passion and info about the village is awesome. He took you back in time and captured your attention. Loved it.” -Linda
“The presentation was interesting, intriguing & fun. Learned a lot” -June
“I’m a native New Yorker who spent a lot of my teen years in coffee houses in the Village. This webinar brought back lots of memories.” -Diane
“Presenter had broad and detailed knowledge, respect for history of and true love for the Village!. Was well organized and his easy style held everyone’s attention. Something for everyone. Well done!” -Anne
“Carl has a true zest and command of his subject. An astounding amount of information packed into a very-well organized and beautifully presented talk ,delivered with unflagging momentum.Thank you.” -Laura
“The presentation was thorough, well organized, informative, and engaging. Never a dull moment, information-dense without being at all pedantic. Great photos! I knew a lot about the Village and just learned tons more. I enjoyed how you did the Q and A and thank you for taking my questions.” -Joanna
“I miss playing in NYC very much lately. This was like visiting an old friend on Facetime. All the amazing history was gravy! I loved the Washington Square arch breech story! Such fun to break up a bleak January.” -Kevan
“I was amazed at Carl Raymond’s scope of knowledge, his charming entertaining delivery and the vast amount of information and territory he managed to cover—going from one to another seamlessly. This was more than a common tour, it was a college course condensed. Ithank you , Carl Raymond, for your extraordinary ability.” -Carole
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Categories: Arts, Historic Sites, Hidden Spots, Virtual