The East Village, birthplace of American punk rock, has changed, but it remains a neighborhood of lovable misfits. Over the years Beat poets, bohemian artists and avant-garde filmmakers have all made their homes here, celebrating the area in stories, on canvas and on screen. Visitors can explore that heritage, as well as experience the neighborhood’s vibrant dining and nightlife options. There are plenty of places to go: indie-rock, blues, folk and even comedy clubs, along with upscale spots that serve swanky cocktails and restaurants for every taste and budget.
Dive bars, alternative theater, incredible restaurants and a whole lot of history make the East Village one of NYC's most colorful neighborhoods.
Looking for the pulse of the neighborhood that spawned NYC’s punk movement and Off-Off-Broadway scene? Let the locals show you the independent bookstores, vintage shops, cabaret stages and rock ’n’ rolls bars where the East Village’s rebel spirit lives on.
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Discover some of New York City’s Prohibition-era bars with an in-the-know local guide during this 3-hour Manhattan walking tour. You’ll visit four speakeasies and learn about the role these secret bars played when the 18th Amendment was in full swing from 1919 to 1933. Enjoy three provided drinks and a snack at East Village establishments such as McSorley's Old Ale House, which has only admitted female customers since 1970! Minimum age is 21 yrs due to licensing regulations. ID required.
New York City's Patricia Field talks about her lauded career, her favorite places to shop and the shuttering of her famous store.
Made famous in 1860 when Abraham Lincoln gave a historic address regarding the end of slavery, the Great Hall at Cooper Union has since been home to countless speeches and debates by dignitaries including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
For more than four decades, this nonprofit children's musical puppet theater has provided original, socially responsible entertainment for New York City kids, emphasizing self-esteem, cultural pride and healthy, positive and hopeful lifestyles.
Morrison Hotel has spent the past decade presenting fine-art rock ’n’ roll photography to the masses, featuring images of musicians from Johnny Cash to Bjork to Jimi Hendrix, by photographers from Mick Rock to Autumn DeWilde to co-founder Henry Diltz (who shot the cover for The Doors’ Morrison Hotel album).
Sam Eaton's fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception blends extraordinary ability and humor with audience participation to make for an entertaining performance every time. Join Eaton on an interactive journey past “the limits of possibility” in a show that you will never forget. Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York.