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Friday, September 19, 2014

Columbus Weekend: Sunday walking tour / Monday book talk + signing

If you are going to be in New York City over the Columbus Day weekend, we have two Footprints in New York events that might interest you:

Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4:00PM
New York City's 350th Birthday Walk
$15 - tour only
$25 - tour and copy of Footprints in New York

In September 1664, Peter Stuyvesant handed over the Dutch colony of New Netherland to the English, who renamed it New York. A month later, the English authorities required all Dutch citizens to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles II, kicking off a century of uneasy relations between the crown and New York's multicultural residents.

Join us for a walk through the streets of Lower Manhattan as we time travel back to the late-17th and early-18th centuries to walk in the footprints of these early New Yorkers, including the powerful Delanceys, Van Cortlandts, Stuyvesants, Morrises, and more.

To sign up for the walk please email the following to

  • Name
  • Number in your party
  • Cell number in case we need to reach you on the day of the tour
  • How many people are tour only ($15 each) or tour + a copy of our new book Footprints in New York ($25 each)

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30PM
"Footprints in Greenwich Village"
An illustrated talk sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society
for Historic Preservation
Washington Square Institute (41 East 11th Street between Broadway and University Place)

In a talk illustrated with vintage photos and old maps, we will focus on the stories in Footprints in New York that are connected to Greenwich Village, from Peter Stuyvesant’s bowery to Bob Dylan’s MacDougal Street.

One part history, one part urban exploration, Footprints in New York follows in the steps of such dynamic Village residents as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Tredwell (of the Merchant’s House Museum), Henry James, John Reed, and many more.

We will take audience questions, and books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.

The talk is free, but reservations are required. To register, please call the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation at (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the invatation but we have plans to be in Boston that weekend. :~( Hope to meet up with you guys soon.

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