Bohemians and Beats of Greenwich Village

Tour by Foot & Subway
$200

Do you dig? A 2-hour exploration of GV's Bohemian & Literary Legends, complete with poetry readings.

Overview

Explore this world-famous neighborhood with your own private tour guide and discover the cultural epicenter for America’s artists, anarchists, poets, painters and musicians throughout the early 20th century. 

Tour Description

In two hours, we span 200 years of Greenwich Village literary and music history. From the Bohos to the Beats, through the Folkies & the Stonewall Tavern Riots, listen to illuminating stories including lyrics and lines that happened on the Village’s streets. Including readings and locations such as:

  • Edgar Allen Poe outside of the reconstructed townhouse facade on W 3rd street
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay outside of her home at 75 1/2 Bedford Ave
  • Eugene O’Neill near the site of the Provincetown Playhouse
  • Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac by former San Remo Cafe
  • Bob Dylan at his former house on Macdougal street
  • Joni Mitchell where she performed her songs on Bleecker Street

Additionally, we’ll see the following sites and highlights:

  • Washington Square Park, home to New York University with students working hard (or hardly working!)
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 and how it contributed to labor, safety, and fire code reforms.
  • Famous nightclubs such as Cafe Wha?, the Fat Black Pussycat and the Comedy Cellar.
  • Rock and blues clubs where Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Joan Baez and Lady Gaga all played to tiny crowds.

Come for a stroll through the Village and march to the beat of a different drummer!