Sat, Nov 19|
New York City in the 60's: An Uptown and Downtown Adventure
Join us for a unique museum exhibit and walking tour to explore New York City in the 1960s! After the museum we'll travel by subway to Greenwich Village to see where artists, musicians and other artists lived and worked.
Time & Location
Nov 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
New York, 1109 5th Ave &, E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, USA
About The Event
This tour is free with a voluntary donation to your guide (pay what you wish).
Required: Bring proof of full vaccination.
Join us for a unique museum exhibit and walking tour to explore New York City in the 1960s! The counter culture, creativity and political activism was in full swing in neighborhoods such a Greenwich Village, which was a mecca for visual artists, musicians, writers and people seeking an alternative lifestyle. In fact this was phenomenon that started in the early 20th century.
The 1960s was the time and place of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, of Allen Ginsberg, of Andy Warhol, of The Velvet Underground, of protests against the Vietnam War, and the Stonewall Riots. Off- Broadway Theater and the ongoing theatrics in Washington Square Park, and nightclubs and the literary figures came together to form a rich tapestry.
11:00 - 12:30 pm: Exhibit at The Jewish Museum - Free Admission on Saturdays. Be sure to get your ticket in advance: Allow at least one hour and do use the restroom before leaving. ttps://thejewishmuseum.org/buy/general-admission
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Description of the Exhibit:
New York: 1962-1964 explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in New York responded to their rapidly changing world, through more than 180 works of art—all made or seen in New York between 1962-1964.
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Travel downtown by #6 subway
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Walking Tour of Greenwich Village: Stops include Andy Warhol's Electric Circus, famous music clubs The Bitter End and Cafe Wha, the site of Bob Dylan's first gig, Jimmy Hendrix' Electric Lady Studios, and the homes of a wide range of artists and writers including Diane Arbus, Edward Hopper and Marcel Duchamp.
For fun we'll also go back earlier in history to see where authors Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott lived, where Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Willem DeKooining used to hang out, and see where the Whitney Museum was birthed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
There will be plenty of surprises and interesting historic tidbits along the way.