Radical History of The Village

Janes Walk

Led By Lucy Piccochi, Walk leader for Social Justice Walks collective

This will be an in-person walk that visits some historic buildings and places in the East/West village where radical activists and artists of all stripes once gathered. We will go to the sites of former saloons where Emma Goldman, Walt Whitman, Dorothy Day, and their many friends frequented, as well as the sites of the Yippie Cafe, the African Grove Theater and Eve Adams Tearoom, while discussing the long history of the Village as a hotbed for the political and cultural avant-garde. The walk will be about a mile long, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

The sidewalks in this part of the city vary in width and can be bumpy in places. We will be starting right outside the entrance to the 2nd Ave train station and ending down the block from the West 4th Street station, and there are Citibike stations near both as well.
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 7, 2023
1:00 PM
Less than 30 minutes

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
Walt Whitman by photographer Mathew Brady. Photo: National Archives.