WHY IT RATES: With New York as the epicenter of World Pride in 2019, the tour offers a unique insight into the LGBTQ+ rights movement while also including visits to many of the fun institutions that have shaped the LGBTQ+ community. —Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Celebrate one of New York City’s most historic and iconic neighborhoods as New York City Urban Adventures unveils its latest: the LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village.
Launched to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, participants will drink in the history of the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement from the Stonewall National Monument, Cheery Lane, and the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, to the iconic gay bars of Christopher Street.
The three-hour walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City, priced from $79 per person, includes the following:
—An LGBTQ local expert guide who will break down the history of “the Village,” which started out as a 1630s tobacco field and eventually became home to the counterculture of every subsequent generation.
—A drink at the oldest gay bar in New York City, where you can sing with the locals at a café where many Broadway stars go to croon at the piano
—A visit to the location where ‘the shot glass that was heard around the world’ was thrown: Stonewall Inn, the gay bar that launched the civil rights movement for LGBTQ+ people back in 1969
—Celebrate gay history at Big Gay Ice Cream – a cone is included in the tour
—Tour the iconic West Village where celebrities, writers, provocateurs and social justice warriors used to call home
—A stop to remember our sisters, brothers, and others at the NYC Aids Memorial
—A walk down the streets where love is love is love and where you’ll see some of the major institutions that have shaped LGBTQ+ history for more than half a century
“We are very excited to launch a tour led by our own LGBTQ guides during the 50th Anniversary of the Pride movement,” says David Naczycz, owner of New York Urban Adventures. “We believe this tour combines the very best of our company and New York City: great bars, rich history, inclusivity, a worthy story to share and, all in all, an incredibly diverse community of artisans, businesses and activists.”
The tour will gather at the Arch at Washington Square Park (at Fifth Avenue) and depart daily at 4:00 p.m. Advance purchase (21+) is required.
For more information or to book, visit: https://www.urbanadventures.com/destination/new-york-tours.
SOURCE: Urban Adventures press release
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