SAVE THE VILLAGE
The original tour featuring the photos of Fred W. McDarrah. Based on a blockbuster photo exhibit of the same name that was on display at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea in 2014. So many individuals and groups came to the show, and there was such a positive media reaction to the exhibition and gallery workers were peppered on a daily basis with so many questions about the photos and the changing face of Greenwich Village....
The exhibition ended, but the interest in Greenwich Village in the 1960s and McDarrah's documentation of the changing scene did not wane one iota. So the Estate of Fred W. McDarrah decided to bring the people not to the gallery, but to the scenes that made the show such a success: the Greenwich Village locales documented by McDarrah during his tenure at the Village Voice – such as Washington Square Park; the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern day gay rights movement; and the various stomping grounds of the individuals he photographed that helped shape the 1960s ethos, including Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Jimi Hendrix.
TOUR GROUP LEAVES FROM CHRISTOPHER PARK
AT the STONEWALL PL. ENTRANCE
(Across from Kettle of fish baR, 59 Christopher St.)
PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES before scheduled time
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WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRED W. MCDARRAH
Greenwhich Village walking tours like no other! See where history was recorded by the original Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah - the most curious, knowledgeable and defatigable chronicler of the New York downtown scene over the second half of the 20th century! Before the Internet, there was McDarrah. He captured all of the artsts, writers, musicians and social movements that marked the time.
Each guest recieves a keepsake multi-postcard set of classic McDarrah images and the tours go to the same locations to see how they have changed, how they are the same, and to hear the stories behind the famous photos.