From Walking the LES to FREE Food with Edgar Allan Poe

The LES’s Tenement Museum has a new walking tour called “Next Steps,” focusing on the trends that shaped the Lower East Side from 1935 to the present, and this Wednesday at 2:30pm, the tour is FREE!  The tour takes visitors above Delancey Street, with stops along the way at bodegas, parks, settlement houses, and churches. Discuss gentrification and neighborhood change, immigration trends post-1966, how buildings have been changed and reused, and how urban renewal affected the Lower East Side in ways good and bad.   Tour size is limited to 25 people, so get your tickets on Wednesday from 10am on at the Visitor Center.  No more than 2 tickets per person.

“Next Steps” Walking Tour
Wednesday, April 21
Tenement Museum
108 Orchard St. (at Delancey St.) [LES]
$FREE, 2:30pm walk

Like Edgar Allan Poe?  Then jaunt on over to the illustrated lecture called “Edgar Allan Poe at Fordham.”  The famous American writer spent his final years (1846 -1849) in a simple frame cottage in NY’s very own Bronx.  There, Poe wrote such works as “The Bells,” “Eureka,” “Annabel Lee,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” Reception until 8:00 PM in the Poe Room at NYU’s Law School.  (free food…) RSVP ahead of time and bring your photo ID.  To RSVP, call 212.998.2400 or email community.affairs@nyu.edu.

“Edgar Allan Poe at Fordham”
Wednesday, April 21
NYU School of Law, Furman Hall Room 216
245 Sullivan St. (Between Washington Sq. South and W. 3rd St.) [West Village]
$FREE, 6pm

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Danielle was raised by a pack of coyotes in the Los Angeles hills. Since arriving in NY in 2001, she has had any number of strange jobs, including back-up singing for JELVIS (the Jewish Elvis), starting the non-profit LYDIA, and writing political cabarets. A huge advocate for travel as a way of life, you can find her at the Brooklyn Public Library when her bank account is empty, fantasizing about where to head off to next.

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