The President's Day Odyssey!
sam. 23 février à 17:00
RSVP's begin Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00am. Additional space is reserved for new members and first timers. I am pleased to bringing back our group's annual tradition of celebrating President's Day by visiting locations associated with U.S. Presidents during the time they lived and worked in NYC , along with some fun NYC history as we traverse a variety of neighborhoods. Please refrain from signing up if you have been on a prior Presidential Tour in Manhattan (I have also done a Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan version in the past). The tour will begin approximately 12:15pm. Optional brunch at Coogan's at 11:00am. The A or C train to 168th Street and Broadway gets you right there: http://www.coogans.com/menu/brunch/ The tour is free with a voluntary contribution to your guide. Note: we will take the subway twice during the tour. There will be about 3 miles of walking. I will only cancel for severe and unsafe weather conditions. This version will cover Washington, Grant, Obama, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln. We'll meet up in Washington Heights and end downtown around Astor Place/East Village. Stops include the Morris Jumel Mansion (where George Washington held his first cabinet meeting); Grants Tomb; Obama's apartment in Manhattan Valley; Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace; and Cooper Union, where Lincoln made his famous speech in 1860 as a presidential candidate. In addition, we'll stop at the mansion of a candidate (and a New Yorker) who initially was elected President back in the 1800's, but lost via a backroom deal an the electoral college. Neighborhoods we visit: Lower Washington Heights/Sugar Hill, Morningside Heights, Flatiron/Gramercy, ending at Cooper Union in the East Village/NOHO area.