Past Meetup

Strolling Lower Manhattan: the Birthplace of NYC!

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Note: this is essentially a repeat of the July 4th meetup tours with a couple of twists. This meetup experience will try to pull off the feat of honoring Columbus Day as well the Indigenous Peoples who first inhabited New York and the Americas. This entertaining and historic walk will also follow in the footsteps of some of America's founding fathers, including Alexander Hamilton, the extraordinary immigrant and visionary from the West Indies who became one of the leaders of the American Revolution and our nation's first Secretary of the Treasury. We'll stop at locations where some of the seeds of the American Revolution where sown, as well as the exact spot where George Washington was sworn in as the first U.S. President. We will also enjoy the amazing architecture and rich and tumultuous history of the area from the time when Lower Manhattan was known as the Dutch trading post called Nieuw Amsterdam in the 1600's and travel into the present day. The walk will end at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, which is housed in the Alexander Hamilton Custom's House, one of our city's most beautiful buildings. We'll enjoy a self-guided tour and perhaps take in happy hour in the nearby Stone Street Historic District.