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And SOHO We Go ! + Optional Free Concert in Washington Square Park!

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!

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  • Natasha

    What a neat idea to combine a walk with a concert! Enjoyed both. Thank you, Hank!

    August 1, 2013

  • Paulette

    I really enjoyed the walk yesterday! Thank you, Hank.

    July 31, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Thanks - just scheduled the Strivers Row-Harlem for Friday August 23rd. Thanks for the suggestion. Sign up!

      July 31, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Thank you, Hank, for another wonderful walk.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    I got the notice at 5:21pm and couldn't make it.

    July 30, 2013

  • Wayne

    The opening came up too late for me to travel to NYC

    July 30, 2013

  • Susan T

    An unexpected personal commitment has come up.

    July 30, 2013

  • Gregg

    just got off the waitlist... but ive made other plans in the meantime, sorry

    July 30, 2013

  • Isabel

    Sorry, I'm gonna miss it. Have fun!

    July 30, 2013

  • Orly R.

    Sorry. I am unable to make it. Enjoy a fabulous evening.

    July 30, 2013

  • Linda

    will be out of town. sorry to miss it.

    July 29, 2013

  • Jenifer M. K.

    Looks great!

    July 27, 2013

  • Jenifer M. K.

    Love to be included....peggy

    July 27, 2013

  • Toni

    Love learning about this exciting neighborhood.

    June 14, 2013

  • narelle

    looking forward to it as all your tours are fabulous

    June 10, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    very interested in this outing for July 30th but think to early..... hope u can send out reminders as we get closer to the date.
    thank you

    June 10, 2013

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