Featuring a roster of guest scholars and The American Jewish Historical Society's Executive Director Dr. Annie Polland, this series invites you to step back in time and explore the evolution of spirited debates and the physical transformation of the neighborhood.
Soapbox Walks Calendar:
April 12th: Art & Politics
Union Square's soapboxes drew captivating speakers who energized crowds with ideas about America.This installment of Soapbox Walks features Professor Daniel Soyer on politics and art on Union Square, to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, the Rand School and Fourteenth Street School of Art. This tour will depart from the Center for Jewish History.
April 26th: History's Intersection
Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Guided by an AJHS Educator, come analyze the buildingsMacys, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouseand come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This tour will depart from the Center for Jewish History.
Center for Jewish History (View)
15 W 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
|Minimum Age: 10|
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|