This is a short stroll - perfect for a mid-summer evening.
SOHO has experienced many stages – back in the 1800’s it was New York’s first red light district packed with risqué entertainment, and in more recent times it became known as “hells hundred acres” before its transformation into an artist and gallery district in the 1970’s. Today it has become New York City’s most popular area for shopping with both native New Yorkers and visitors alike!
SOHO is also a residential extraordinary neighborhood that is unlike any place on the planet! We'll go back in time to the to the Iron Age – where you will experience the magnificent cast iron architecture that makes SOHO a visual feast. In fact, there is no other place that has this many and varied 19th century cast iron buildings. You will see the building that had the first passenger elevator, along with the site of the first Broadway theatre that staged a musical, fantastic residences and celebrity addresses. Join us to experience both the busy and quiet of a very special New York City neighborhood, and you will know why it is a destination for both shopping and living!
We'll make our way into Greenwich Village mainly for the purpose of treating ourselves to a free outdoor concert scheduled to begin at 8:00pm featuring Nepo Soteri -- part part of the Washington Square Summer Music Festival (description below).
Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Check out Nepo's Bio! http://neposoteri.com/bio.html