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“The Village Macabre” Walking Tour and Mixer
October 14, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Out Professionals Anticipates Halloween at the Ghostly Greenwich Village Sites of Murders, Hauntings and Missing Persons
On Saturday, October 14, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network… and some of our newest, up-and-coming young professionals for “Greenwich Village Macabre,” the walking tour and mixer.
Death lies in plain view — if you know where in the Village to look, and what to look for.
- The 19th century Jewish graveyard
- Newgate Prison
- Hangings, and the hangman’s house
- The murdered architect
- The haunting artist
- America’s most famous missing person
- Edgar Allan Poe’s home, and his inspiration for “The Raven”
- The day the music died
Afterwards we adjourn to Julius,’ a favorite hangout of writers Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. One of Manhattan’s oldest bars, this was the site of the 1966 Sip-In, at which activists challenged the New York State Liquor Authority’s regulation prohibiting bars and restaurants from serving homosexuals.
Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer Series is designed for us — and you — by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.
Tour begins at 5 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. Meet at the Washington Square Arch, Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, one block south of 8th Street. Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street; N/R to 8th Street/NYU. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Open-ended mixer begins about 7 p.m. at Julius’, 159 West 10th Street at Waverly Place; Happy Hour refreshments on your own.
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 13. Cash only at the door, space permitting.