Other Side of Wall Street | 12.09.17 (December 9) | Private Walking Tour
Other Side of Wall Street (1609-1680)
Length: 1.5 hrs | Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm
The first story in the trilogy starts in 1643 with the beginning of a small town known as Land of the Blacks right outside the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. By 1655, the Land of the Blacks was over twice the size of SoHo today and it continued to exist after the British took the island from the Dutch, making it the first free Black community in New York. This walking tour explains how this community started, how it functioned, and how it continued to exist into the 18th century. The creation of this overlooked Black town is the foundation to the Black Gotham Experience.
Join this empathy-driven tour that explores forgotten and suppressed history through conversation and imagination. Embrace a different lens through which to view New York City.
Tours meet under the Arch in Washington Square Park in the West Village. Please arrive by 7:15 pm so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th