Things to Do Must-See East Village
Dive bars, alternative theater, incredible restaurants and a whole lot of history make the East Village one of NYC's most colorful neighborhoods.
Things to DoInsider Guide: East Village
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.
AttractionsNew York’s Three Big Chinatowns
Here’s what you need to know about New York’s three big Chinese neighborhoods.
ToursNew York City Speakeasy Tour
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.
Shopping Feting Patricia Field
New York City's Patricia Field talks about her lauded career, her favorite places to shop and the shuttering of her famous store.
In the Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
The Great Hall, Cooper Union
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.
Arts & Culture
The Shadow Box Theatre at 45 Bleecker Street
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.
Museums & Galleries
Morrison Hotel Gallery
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).