New York: Gay Village 3-Hour Walking Tour

New York: Gay Village 3-Hour Walking Tour

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Walk in the footsteps of gay rights pioneers in Greenwich Village
  • Learn about the outing of a closeted multimillionaire
  • Discover which First Lady had a circle of lesbian friends
  • See the Art Deco apartment house where a notorious photographer made his art
  • Go to an exclusive street where many gay and lesbian musicians, artists and poets lived
  • Hear about the feud between a NYC mayor and an AIDS activist
Follow in the footsteps of poets, artists and fierce drag queens on a 3-hour walking tour of New York’s “Gay Village.” Pass the homes, businesses, bars, and installations where gay men and lesbians have lived, loved and partied for the past 130 years.
What to Expect
Discover the birthplace of the gay rights movement in New York on a 3-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village, locally referred to as the “Gay Village.”

A resident of Greenwich Village will guide you around the homes, bars, art installations and places of business where gay men and lesbians have lived, loved, partied and worked for more than 130 years.

Meet a colorful cast of characters, from a closeted multimillionaire to a First Lady’s circle of friends, to well-known and lesser-known artists, poets, photographers and musicians, to New York City elected officials and political activists. Hear stories that are sure to amuse, surprise and inform, whether you are gay, straight or none of the above!

Learn about the Stonewall Riots of the summer of 1969, and how it led to the start of gay liberation. Walk in the footsteps of Greenwich Village characters that influenced art, politics, music and literature far beyond the borders of “The Village.”

Along the way, more general Village history will be discussed, for even if it doesn’t have a direct connection with the gay men and lesbians who interacted with it everyday, it’s worth noting.
What's Included
  • Guide (resident of Greenwich Village)
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at the Cardozo Law School Building, 55, Fifth Avenue (on the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and East 12th Street) (Open in Google Maps)

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Bookings must be made at least 36 hours in advance of the tour start time.

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