22 | Sep
10:30AM
22 | Sep
10:30AM

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Sold out: Soapbox Walks: Firebrand Women

Lara Vapnek features the powerful women speakers--Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Harriet Stanton Blatch, Emma Goldman--who captured audiences atop the soapboxes of Union Square.

This series pairs a wonderful roster of scholars to co-lead tours with AJHS ED Annie Polland.

The Soapbox Walks Series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Ticket Info: This event is sold out.


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22 | Sep
11:00AM
22 | Sep
11:00AM

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Sold out: Jews on the Upper East Side Walking Tour

Jews have been a presence on the Upper East Side (UES) since the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, when the Guggenheims, Schiffs, and Warburgs built urban mansions along the “Gold Coast” of 5th Avenue. Set against the rich array of architecture, galleries, museums, and parks that distinguish the UES, this tour will explore the history of the neighborhood’s Jewry, discussing patterns of settlement, prominent Jewish residents, and Jewish contributions to commerce and art. Visits to active synagogues, including the Manhattan Sephardic Congregation and Temple Emanu-El, will offer insights into the historic and continued diversity of Jewish life in the neighborhood.

About the Tour Guide: Barry Feldman is a licensed New York City tour guide and a senior docent and educator in residence at the Museum on Eldridge Street. While Barry lives on the UES, his interest in urban history, architecture, and Jewish ethnography take him to all neighborhoods of the city

Location and other details: This tour will begin at the Manhattan Sephardic Congregation (325 East 75th Street). Please plan to arrive at 10:45 AM to check in. We will not wait more than a few minutes for late arrivals. This tour will take place rain or shine. Please dress modestly and bring water, hat/sunglasses, and sunscreen.  Note: Some tour stops are not wheelchair accessible.

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06 | Oct
10:30AM
06 | Oct
10:30AM

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Sold out: Soapbox Walks: Overlooked Landmarks

This installment, featuring professor of historic preservation Andrew Dolkart, explores the architecture and development of the surrounding neighborhood.

This series pairs a wonderful roster of scholars to co-lead tours with AJHS ED Annie Polland.

The Soapbox Walks Series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Ticket Info: This event is sold out.


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20 | Oct
10:30AM
20 | Oct
10:30AM

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Sold out: Soapbox Walks: Jewish Radicals

Tony Michels traces how the Yiddish socialist movement influenced NY politics and culture. Co-sponsored by Jewish Currents.

This series pairs a wonderful roster of scholars to co-lead tours with AJHS ED Annie Polland.

The Soapbox Walks Series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Ticket Info: This event is sold out.


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