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LGBTQ History of the East Village – Pride Month Walking Tour

June 16 @ 12:30 pm

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Join Out Professionals Members and friends to explore the rich LGBTQ history of the East Village.
Discover the unique story the East Village played in the LGBTQ Equality and counterculture movements. Often overlooked, the East Village holds its own as the birthplace of a unique lifestyle that created new concepts of culture that resonate across the world to this day.

See the concert venue where the “pansy balls” of the 1920s were held
See the site of Pfaff’s Beer Cellar, where Walt Whitman read the homoerotic Calamus poems to his “Bohemian” friends
See the place where Lady Bunny started Wigstock
Hear about the legendary St. Mark’s Baths and the Saint nightclub.
This rarely given tour can be combined with the tour of the Central Greenwich Village on Saturday, June 15, for additional savings.

What’s Up?
We recommend that you allow two hours for this comprehensive tour and not book plans immediately after. Our tour begins at 12:30 PM sharp, rain or shine, in front of Barnes & Noble (33 East 17th Street). Subway: 4/5/6, L. N/Q/R/W to Union Square. The tour ends at Broadway and Bleecker St, near the B/D/F or 4/5/6 trains.

Double-Feature LGBTQ History Tour
Combine this tour with the LGBTQ History of Greenwich Village tour earlier the same afternoon and save $10. Learn about the times and protests before the Stonewall Rebellion, see Oscar Wilde and Eleanor Roosevelt lived, see the site of radical lesbian Eve Adams’ legendary tea house and hear how she was deported to her native Poland to die at the hands of the Nazis. There’s much more to the village than the Stonewall Inn you all know…

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