The Labor Day-themed walk will take us from the Lower East Side across the East River to Williamsburg and perhaps up to historic Greenpoint. We'll honor this day by exploring New York City's industrial past as lining both sides of the river once stood countless factories (like the former Domino Sugar Factory, being converted to a multi-use development). It was the lure and promise of employment that brought many immigrants to the City -and we'll talk about this aspect of our history as well - also recounting NYC's labor movement traditions. Williamsburg is one of America's most transformed urban neighborhoods - we'll enjoy exploring its past legacy and history along with the recent activity that have made the area a mecca for young people.
Consider bringing a picnic lunch and snacks -- this will be a substantial walk! There will be options in Williamsburg to pick up something to go or for brunch.