Hell's Kitchen Walking Tour -- and Live Music and Swing Dancing (optional).

HANK'S HELL'S KITCHEN STROLL

Tired of uneventful Sunday nights? this meetup experience might be for you!  After an interesting guided walk through the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood we'll end by 6:30pm at Pier 84 @ 44th Street and the Hudson River.  Feel free to partake of the free swing dance lesson at 6:30pm followed by a live band at 7:00pm as part of the annual Moondance series on the Hudson River.  You can also just hang out, socialize and enjoy an evening by the river. Food and drink available nearby or free feel to bring your own. More details here:

http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/swing-with-david-berger-2014

Hell's Kitchen has a very colorful history: like the Five Points downtown the area was once a haven and hangout for notorious Gangs of New York, dockworkers, factory workers -- even urban cowboys -- as well as immigrants from Ireland and Germany back in the 19th century.  There were slaughterhouses, breweries, bordellos, lumber yards, tanneries and rail yards. There are vital cultural institutions there today including the Irish Arts Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (and School) and the famous Actor's Studio, which has trained many of our great performers over the years.  Many parts of the area have undergone transformation -- with new housing, countless restaurants, off-Broadway Theatre and nightlife -- but it still has plenty of older tenement-style housing and a bit of its former character and grit. There's even a tavern that's been serving since 1868! Before we're done we will be sure to tell the story of how Hell's Kitchen got its name!

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  • Melissa

    Always drawn to this neighborhood, excellent tour and people, Thanks Hank!

    July 20

  • Lia F.

    Excellent!!!
    Hank is one of those best tour guys who knows everything'

    July 14

  • Paulette

    The devil is in the details and Hank, as always, knew them all. The tour was terrific, the music was irresistable, the dancing was dazzling and we had a hell of a good time!!

    July 14

  • Hank O.

    Thank you all for coming Sunday - great seeing you all. Awesome photos Faria and Cheryl! Thank you for sharing them!

    2 · July 14

  • Rubi

    Another great meetup - saw some old friends and made some new ones. Thanks Hank - you are the best!
    Rubi

    1 · July 14

  • JB

    Sunday nights uneventful no longer! Thanks for the fun Dunday Hank, and hope there'll be more.

    July 14

  • Cheryl

    Another great walk in an area I usually only rush through! Thank you for making me see some of its charm.

    July 13

  • Jon

    Thank you for another excellent tour!!!

    July 13

  • Raji

    Hank, Thank you for a great walk through Hell's Kitchen. The tour, as always, was informative, interesting and fun. Loved listening to the music and watching the dancers at Pier 84. What a lovely way to end the evening!

    July 13

  • Christy

    Ive been to all 3 statues and haven't seen anyone. I've been here for 10-15 mins, so i'm not late. Where is everyone?

    July 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the time I saw that I got into the attendees it's too late for me to possibly meet you guys for the walking tour and that's the part I was really looking forward to. :( Next time I'll be sure to rsvp earlier. Have fun!!!

    July 13

  • Hank O.

    Need a restroom before we start -2nd floor of the Time Warner Center - up the escalator. Meeting place is in the center of Columbus Circle by the statue. My cell is[masked]

    July 13

    • Analida

      Hank, I will be attending the walk but my friend is not coming. So please release one spot to someone else.

      July 13

  • Stephanie

    Confirmed too late. Not in city today.

    July 13

  • Renee

    Unfortunately I have to cancel. :( enjoy everyone!

    July 13

  • Lynda A.

    Did something weird to my ankle, so giving my spot to someone on the waiting list. Have fun !

    July 13

  • Hank O.

    As of Sunday morning forecast shows 20% chance of rain between 4pm start time and then by 7:00pm it is 40%. People have to use common sense and watch the weather. Bring rain gear and if it storms we can always head inside somewhere or not do the optional Hudson River outdoor music at the end.

    July 13

    • Raji

      Hi Hank, I am number 4 on the waiting list. Hoping that I will be able to join all of you on this walking tour. If not, I'd like to join you at the Tavern or at the swing dance. Shall text you when I am in the area. Thank you. Raji

      July 13

  • EZ R.

    I just saw the 11 PM weather report. they are predicting torrential rain and thunderstorms for Sunday afternoon/evening.

    July 12

  • Jennifer T.

    I changed my rsvp to no as I am not feeling well.

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hank, I wrote you an email through your profile this afternoon. Have u had a chance to read it? Please reply. :) Thx.

    July 12

  • Olivia

    I hope you do this neighborhood again. I'm going to make other plans as it doesn't look like I'm coming off the waitlist so I will change my response. Have fun.

    July 11

  • Hank O.

    Should some of you wish to watch the end of the World Cup championship match between Argentina and Germany we can see if the teams are still playing when we get to the Landmark Tavern on 11th Avenue -- which is basically the end of the formal tour before we head over to the Hudson River Pier for the music and socializing.

    July 11

  • Inyang E.

    Would love to go as well, but on Sunday will be glued to the TV set watching the world cup final. Next Time

    July 11

  • Paul L.

    Would love to join you and the group Hank, Hell's Kitchen is always a place I wanted to explore and learn about. On Sunday ill be glued to to the TV in a bar watching the World Cup final enjoy the day.

    July 10

    • Cheryl

      We will be passing many bars... And by the time the walk starts, Germany should have about a 4:0 lead... ;-)

      1 · July 10

    • Hank O.

      True we will be passing by many Hell's Kitchen bars!

      July 10

  • Hank O.

    The World Cup Soccer Final is Sunday at 4pm same time as this meetup (Germany vs Argentina) so those planning to watch this please change your RSVP as we have a long waiting list! Thank you!

    July 10

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