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Queer History Walking Tours

Queer History Walking Tour of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is an international crossroads of communities—including queer communities, which existed well before the dawn of a queer liberation movement and have continued into the post-Stonewall period. The tour will begin at Henry Street Settlement, where you will learn about founder Lillian Wald’s relationships with women, and will end at Bluestockings Cooperative, a Lower East Side queer and trans worker-owned bookstore.

Upcoming Dates: 

Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


*NEW* Queer History Walking Tour of the East Village

This tour is a brand-new offering from Close Friends Collective in partnership with Henry Street Settlement. The walking tour will explore the long and rich history of queer communities—their art, activism, and daily lives—in Manhattan’s East Village, with a focus on the 1960s-1990s. The tour ends at Village Works bookstore on Saint Marks Place.

Upcoming Dates: 

Sunday, July 14, 2024 | 4–6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Tours are led by Henry Street’s public historian Katie Vogel, Natalie Hill, Salonee Bhaman, Daniel Walber, erin reid, and Jimmy Fay. The exact starting location will be confirmed via email ahead of your tour date.

Tours are available only to the first 20 registrants. Tickets are $20 each. Five free tickets are available for each tour on a first come, first served basis. If the date and time you’re looking for is not showing up as a ticket option, this means all tickets have been claimed. If you cannot add multiple tickets, that means we have less tickets available than you would like to purchase.

Pay it forward! If you’d like to pay more than the $20 ticket amount, your donation will be used to subsidize free tickets and support Henry Street’s history programming.

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