Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The New Museum Block Party

The East Village History Project (EVHP) team was able to participate in the New Museum Block Party on Sunday, July 26, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side.

At our table we provided information about the various walking tours that we offer at the East Village Visitors Center.

Although it was a very hot and sunny day, enthusiasm was high & many people visited our booth and joined our free "Bowery" walking tours, lead by EVHP Executive Director Eric Ferrara.
For those who missed it: the "Bowery" walking tours are usually offered on Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.

We also had a fantastic time with our visitors by playing our famous "Guess the Great and the Famous of the East Village" game. On 5 panels, we displayed pictures of famous people divided into different categories such as: artists and musicians, anarchists, or gangsters, which were all
in someway significant to the East Village. Those of our visitors who were able to name 5 people on these panels won an "East Village Visitors Center History Bar", a chocolate bar, affectionately designed by Andrea Coyle, Director of Outreach.

Despite the heat and humidity it was loads of fun, and we are thrilled we were able to be apart of it!

We encourage you to stop by for at least a coffee. Visit our web page for more info about our upcoming events and walking tours.

-Ina & the East Village History Project Team