A Taste of Borsht: A Virtual Tour of the Slavic East Village

Janes Walk

Led By John Semlak

There has long been a Slavic flavor in the East Village, which has been home to Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Slovenians, and other immigrants from Eastern Europe. Though the neighborhood has gentrified greatly in recent years, many vestiges of its Slavic past remain. This tour will explore the Slavic East Village – its food, its shops, and its houses of worship. We’ll also explore the countries and cultures where they originated.


This is a virtual walk. It is best viewed on a laptop/desktop but a phone or tablet will work.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 9, 2021
1:00 PM
1-2 hours

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Food & Entertainment, History & Culture
Platform: On Zoom
Language: English