A Rebellious Brew

  New York’s Tea Party of 1774 Sponsored annually by Fraunces Tavern® Museum. Contrary to popular belief, Boston was not the only colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own versions, albeit on smaller...

EVACUATION DAY, 1783

  Sponsored annually by Fraunces Tavern® Museum. This was the day in 1783 when the British pulled out of New York City and the War for Independence was over. Where: Contact Fraunces Tavern® Museum for meeting place and price. Reservations...

MADISON SQUARE

  Madison Square tour—FREE to the public—sponsored by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Where: Meet at the statue of William H. Seward at the southwest corner of the park, at Broadway and 23rd Street. 90 minute tour, starts at 11:00 2017   Sunday, January 15 February...

UNION SQUARE

  A place of history, political expression, art, and theater as well as, four days a week, a farmer’s market where restaurant chefs go to procure fresh produce.  See the sites of Andy Warhol’s “factory”, Tammany Hall, Luchow’s restaurant, the Players Club,...

MANHATTAN’S COLONIAL ROADS

Walk out of town, to today’s 23rd Street, as folks did 200 years ago. Pictures and maps will show you exactly what you would have seen as you strolled up Pearl Street and the Bowery Lane past farms, ponds, hills and windmills. Where: Meet at Fraunces Tavern®, Pearl St. at Broad St., downtown. Whitehall N and R subway stop. $20, $15 for those over 65. Three hours, with a rest stop NONE SCHEDULED FOR 2017.  AVAILABLE ON...

HOW NEW YORKERS RE-INVENTED CHRISTMAS

  Yes, Christmas as we know it was largely started here, in the 19th Century. Find out how, where, and why.  See where Virginia’s letter was answered, and where Washington Irving introduced Americans to Santa Claus and mistletoe.  See where “Do not open till Christmas” was invented, and “23 shopping days till Christmas,” and meet Dickens’ Wandering Spirits. Where: Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wall St. Two and 1/2 hours tour, starts at 11:00 Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and...