Events , Programs , Tours

Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village Since the 1950s – Sept. 30

Saturday, September 30, 2023 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Around the middle of the 20th century, the area east of Third Avenue between Houston and 14th Streets began a transformation from what it had long been — a working-class immigrant neighborhood — to a unique, exhilarating, and sometimes dangerous one teeming with artists, oddballs, provocateurs, and future icons. In the following decades, new generations would find their way to the East Village and continue to enrich this beguiling and contradictory mix: a great neighborhood to live in that also fed a creative spirit and became one of the city’s most famous nightlife destinations.

On this tour, we’ll tell you the story of the East Village since the 1950s, focusing on the many subcultures that took root and flourished here, and on the nightlife that continues to draw people to this day!

This tour will be led by Bowery Boys Walks tour guide Krikor Daglian, who is a 15+ year resident of the neighborhood who has spent many an hour in the East Village eating, drinking, walking, biking, playing music, photographing and otherwise indulging in all the wonders the neighborhood has to offer.

This tour is co-sponsored by The Bowery Boys.

Friends of HDC / Seniors $15; General Admission $20 

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