Greenwich Village’s Legacy of Activism

From class warfare in Astor Place to garment workers and beatnik musicians in and around Washington Square to anarchists on the Gold Coast to gay men outside a bar, Greenwich Village has witnessed and been host to some of America’s most important and impactful activism. The impressive roster of protests on all manner of issues that have taken place on its streets throughout its history has changed the world for the better. Join us for a tour led by Philip Desiere of Walk About New York, as he highlights some of Greenwich Village’s seminal protest locations that mark how New Yorkers and, more broadly, United States citizens have made their voices heard to help make America a more just place to live.

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