New York, United States.
Categories: Private Tours - Tours - City & Sightseeing
$ 50 USD
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Expert Guides leads you on an unbelievable tour through East Village's gay history
Discover famous places and houses where historic figures lived and played
See the gay bars and nightclubs that became famous in East Village
Learn about the places where punk was born, beats lived, and the musical Rent is set
Location: New York
Operates: Monday - Sunday
Departs: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Tour Code: 13743
Our Expert Tour Guides will take your group on a fabulous walking tour to experience East Village’s fascinating gay history, all its famous sites, historic homes, and so much more! Since the 1950s, the gentrification of Greenwich Village has displaced the area’s cultural energy eastwards—creating what gradually became known as the East Village.
East Village is where the Beats lived, where Punk was born, and where the musical Rent is set; all with its world of impoverished young artists struggling in the shadow of AIDS. And of course, as in every place where the arts have thrived, the East Village has a dense gay history.
East Village has been home to such famous gay residents as W. H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as famous gay bars like Cock, and Tompkins Square Park—where Wigstock was founded in 1984.
On our tour, we see all of these places and more, including the disco where the 1920s’ famous “pansy balls” took place, and the place where Walt Whitman first read his “Calamus” poems to his Bohemian friends.
Come join us on our fabulous and famous historical walking tour of East Village, as we discover the places and share the stories that make this neighborhood such a defining place in New York's rich history.
Per Adult: $ 60 USD
What To Bring
Comfortable attire and water (optional)
Expert Tour Guide, historic sites, insider stories, and a fun time!
Meeting point: In front of the Barnes and Noble's on Union Square North (33 E. 17th St.)