Shady Ladies Tours Presents The Women's History Tour Of Greenwich Village

Shady Ladies Tours will launch The Women's History Tour of Greenwich Village, a walking tour of the downtown New York neighborhood, on Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 PM. The 2-hour tour examines Greenwich Village's links to the history of women's drive for greater autonomy in America, including their demands for suffrage and birth control. On this fun and informative tour, Professor Andrew Lear, founder of Shady Ladies Tours, takes tour-goers on an exploration of this little-known side of the Village. Professor Lear talks about progressive leaders such as anarchist Red Emma Goldman; Margaret Sanger, who opened the first birth control clinic in the country; First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; and later-generation feminist Rita Mae Brown, who became the partner of tennis star Martina Navratilova.

Tour goers will visit the places where U.S. women's history happened, from the site of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to the elegant townhouse where Planned Parenthood was founded.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for senior and students and $10 for children under age 16 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are now available at . The tour meets in front of Barnes and Nobles Union Square (33 East 17th Street) at 3:45 PM.

About Shady Ladies Tours

Shady Ladies Tours reveals the hidden secrets of the world's cities and art museums. Led personally by Professor Andrew Lear, a leading scholar on the history of sexuality and women's history, the tours reveal the fascinating back-stories behind selected artworks and neighborhoods in the Eastern US and Europe. With his groundbreaking scholarly work and his long experience as a teacher, Professor Lear is an ideal guide to give tour-goers an entirely new (and naughty) perspective on beloved neighborhoods and artistic masterworks. For more information, please visit

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