Special Walking Tour In Celebration of Women's History Month

  • March 15, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Join us in a unique celebration of Women's History Month with tours to visit some very special locations in Manhattan associated with individual women and social movements that have had a lasting impact on New York City, the U.S. and the world! 


Tour 1:  Neighborhoods: Financial District, Civil Center, Chinatown, Lower East Side

Note, there is a separate Meetup announcement for Tour 2.

Meeting at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets by the steps of Federal Hall. Lower Manhattan is where New York City's history begins in the early 17th century, and as we trace the City's dynamic development, we can honor the suffragettes, political activists and leaders who made their mark and who based themselves downtown: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (their newspaper, The Revolution in 1868); and Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin (first women stockbrokers), among other women of Wall Street. We'll remember Emily Roebling (who led the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1870's and 1880's and the women who have shaken up the male establishment at City Hall and the NY City Council. We will also stop at sites associated with early civil rights pioneers and the Underground Railroad, and pay homage to some of the women honored with ticker-tape parades for their achievements including Amelia Earhart, Althea Gibson and Gertrude Ederle. For the grand finale, we'll head over to Henry Street on the Lower East Side to share the story of Lillian Wald, who pioneered public health care to the poor and immigrants, founding Visiting Nurse Services and the Henry Street Settlement.

 

 

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  • PEGGY K.

    WONDERFUL

    March 16, 2014

  • Diane

    I learned a lot of interesting facts, and enjoyed the feel of the area.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Roberta L.

    I received notice too late and had other plans. Sorry I missed this tour.

    March 16, 2014

  • Susan S.

    I can't find the group. If anyone sees this message, can you please call me at (609)[masked] or email me at [masked]. Thanks!

    March 15, 2014

    • Hank O.

      Hi Susan, sorry I didn't get your message - we started walking at 11:15 with a lot of ground to cover and I was embroiled in leading the walk.

      March 15, 2014

    • Susan S.

      I completely understand. I must have just missed you!

      March 15, 2014

  • PEGGY K.

    that was one outstanding meet up .... besides seeing so much that I would NEVER KNOW ABOUT... its great exercise..thanks again Hank...u r the best...

    March 15, 2014

  • Connie

    Really nice tour and what a beautiful day. Sorry I missed the last hour. I had to be home by a certain point, and as we wandered further and further from where I parked my car, I realized I wouldn't make it home on time if I continued. Next time I have to find out where the tour ends in addition to finding out where it begins -- so I can park my car in a convenient place.

    March 15, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Hi everyone,

    March 15, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Hi everyone,

    March 15, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Hi everyone,

    March 15, 2014

  • Becky

    Sorry, I just got off the wait list this morning but already made alternate plans. Hope you guys have lots of fun!

    March 15, 2014

  • Angela P.

    Sorry, too last minute for me.

    March 15, 2014

  • Sarah

    I just got off the wait list this morning. I respectfully have to decline. I really wanted to do this, but I made other plans for this morning. I hope the next person on this list has fun! :)

    March 15, 2014

  • Montgomery

    Looking forward to joining the sights and sounds. By the way it all sounds suuuuperb.

    March 14, 2014

  • Joe C.

    I just deleted my spot on the Wait List. Changed plans.

    March 14, 2014

  • Rubi

    Too bad. A spot opened up, but I have made other plans. Hope the meetup is fun. I will give up my spot.

    March 14, 2014

  • Monique

    Sorry I have a philosophy class that interferes.

    March 10, 2014

  • Maggie

    Hope to make it on this tour! Sounds really good.

    March 9, 2014

  • Ana

    Nice idea!

    March 9, 2014

  • Diane

    I'm glad the site is back up. Couldn't rsvp yesterday.

    March 2, 2014

  • PEGGY K.

    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MEET UP

    February 28, 2014

  • Connie

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    February 28, 2014

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