This happening includes three experiences: a guided walk through SOHO, followed by a special exhibit of the visual art of John Lennon in celebration of his 73rd birthday (October 9th). Here's a link about the exhibit which indicates that there is a suggested (not required) donation of $3 to benefit City Meals on Wheels.
After the exhibit we'll head West on Spring Street to one of the oldest working bars in New York - The Ear Inn, housed in an 18th century building.
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!