How New York Re-Invented Christmas and the Winter Holidays!

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Sat 9 December à 04:00/strike>

NY Public Library
NY
États-Unis

No there is no typo!  Join us for this late Friday night meetup starting at 10:00pm  (optional social hour and holiday cheer starting at 8:30pm until 9:45pm, details below) to stroll the streets of midtown and enjoy the holiday displays and lights of the City  - without the huge crowds, hopefully!  We'll learn about the history of NYC's holiday traditions and which stores started it all - along with how such traditions as Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree were popularized in NYC. Stops include Lord and Taylor's, Bergdorf Goodman's,  Barney's, Rockefeller Center,  ... and much more.  


Approximately 3 miles of walking.  Ending at either Columbus Circle, 59th Street & Broadway or Lincoln Center, 65th Street Broadway, depending on timing.  Please take care of bathroom business prior to meeting up.  Optional social hour prior starting at 8:30pm: at The Shakespeare, 24 East 39th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue. You enter down a short flight of stairs - not through the hotel entrance up the stairs.  We will leave for the library at 9:45pm.


http://www.theshakespearenyc.com/location/venue/

(Above photo taken during last year's tour, shared by member Pam R).

A great option if you are seeking something to do in the general area is the JP Morgan Library and Art Galleries, free 7pm - 9pm on Fridays:

 http://www.themorgan.org/

Or of course ice skating or the holiday craft shops at Bryant Park.

Cheers!

Hank

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Source: https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Exploring-NYC-History-and-Neighborhoods/events/245497038/