Tour 22: Big Onion: A Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour of the Lower East Side

Sunday, January 4, 2015: 1:45 PM-5:15 PM
Americas Hall I (New York Hilton, Third Floor)

Tour leader: A graduate student, historian, guide from Big Onion Walking Tours

This tour exploring the ethnic and immigrant history of the diverse Lower East Side, focusing on the neighborhoods of the Jewish East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown. During the course of our walk we will sample about 10 different items, representing the Dominican, Jewish, Italian, and Chinese communities of the Lower East Side. Our “noshing” stops are designed to highlight the neighborhood history and come from unique and historic shops and markets. Most of these items are vegetarian or dairy. All food sampling will be done outdoors and we do not include restaurants on our tour. Our “noshing” tour uses the markets and shops to highlight the history and this walk should not be considered a meal.

Please note: There are no stairs on this tour. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles, at a moderate pace, during the two-hour tour.

Limit: 25 people. $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $20 students.

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