Tour: Historic Pubs and Taverns of Union Square

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6:00 pm

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What better way to celebrate an evening than learning about the history of Gramercy and Union Square and its taverns, and then stop for some liquid refreshments along the way. On this tour you'll see some of the area's most classic pubs and speakeasies -- all with historic associations. Stops include a Tammany haunt once frequented by presidential contenders, a Victorian bar that served as a camouflaged florist during Prohibition, and an establishment named secretly in honor of a courtesan to a British monarch. Along the way, we will also see Manhattan's only private park, the homes of Thomas Edison and actor John Barrymore, and a stop on the Underground Railroad. Cost for drinks are separate and out of pocket. Some stops are CASH ONLY establishments, so please bring cash.

The Group meets at the northeast corner of 21st Street and Lexington Ave under the plaque to Cyrus Field.

Subway: 6 to 23rd Street

6:00pm Tour, $30 per person.  Advanced registration required by Monday, July 22nd at 3:00pm at which point it is final sale.