Walk with a Librarian: Tompkins Square

Janes Walk

Led By Corinne Neary, New York Public Library, and Michael Paul, Photographer

Take a walk through time with street photographer Michael Paul and Tompkins Library manager Corinne Neary. The East Village is known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife and artistic sensibility. Walk with us back through time when the East Village was the most densely populated district in the United States. When America’s popular jazz musicians, artists, and writers called the East Village their home. Where the German community settled and created Little Broadway. To a time when people had no clean drinking water. When, in 1904, the East Village was devastated by the single most loss of life in one day in New York City up until 9/11. To a time when AIDS was striking down friends, families and vibrant artists. See the park where children made kingdoms out of dirt piles. To the band shell where The Grateful Dead performed their first concert on the East Coast. To the tree where the first Hare Krishna chant was sung outside of India. All this and more will be revealed on May 4th at 1pm . Tour meets 15 minutes early in front of Tompkins Square Library at 331 East 10th Street. Sign up now for a walk through time ! Bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready to chime in. Jane’s Walks are “walking conversations” and take place rain or shine.

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Friday, May 4
1:00 PM
1 Hour

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Senior-friendly
Meeting Location

In front of the Library


L, F, 6 subway lines

Finding your walk leader

If you can't find your walk leader out front, ask for the "Walking Tour Librarian"

Ending Location

In front of the Library

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