Union Square Walking Tour

Union Square Walking Tour

A Walking Tour with Annie Polland (Executive Director, AJHS) and Andrew Dolkart (Columbia University)

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:30 am

20$ general ● $15 students/AJHS members/seniors

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.  Come analyze the buildings—Macy’s, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood townhouse—and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources—including Emma Lazarus’ handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus—that inspired the tour.