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I'm posting this link because some people have requested weekday walks. Because of my work schedule walks during the week don't always work for me, but I found a guy who does neighborhood tours every Wednesday. Tours are $5 and the first one is free. Check out his site:
Upstairs, Downstairs: A Social History Tour
Travel back to the 1820s and 30s when the Mount Vernon Hotel was visited by affluent guests and staffed by working-class New Yorkers. Learn about both the well-to-do ladies and gentlemen sipping turtle soup in the dining hall, as well as the African American and Irish employees who waited on them.
Price: $10, $9 seniors.
We must have 10 people for this private group tour and payment must be made in advance. We will talk about dates in the discussion area and select a date that can accommodate the most people.
See more: http://www.mvhm.org/
Bet you never heard of this place!
Free and open to the public
Events & Exhibitions
KENNETH ACKERMAN ON "TROTSKY IN NEW YORK"
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
In a free, public talk, Kenneth Ackerman discusses his book, Trotsky in New York.
Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the Twentieth Century, a global icon of radical change.
Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a small circle of fellow travelers. Where had he come from to topple Russia and change the world? Where else? New York City.
Between January and March 1917, Trotsky found refuge in the United States. America had kept itself out of the European Great War, leaving New York the freest city on earth. During his time there—just over ten weeks—Trotsky immersed himself in the local scene.
He settled his family in the Bronx, edited a radical left wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, sampled the lifestyle, and plunged headlong into local politics. His clashes with leading New York socialists over the question of US entry into World War I, including headlining a meeting against the war in the Great Hall on February 15, 1917.
Kenneth D. Ackerman has made old New York a favorite subject in his writing, including his biography Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York. He now returns to New York in a different era, the exciting eve of American entry into World War I, for his first major new book in nine years. Beyond his writing, Ackerman has served a long legal career in Washington, D.C. both inside as out of government, including as counsel to two U.S. Senate committees, regulatory posts in both the Reagan and Clinton administrations, and as administrator of the Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency. He continues to practice private law in Washington.
Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)