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Walking Tour W/Bill: Five Points, Chinatown, Immigration II
This is a repeat of the June 12 walking tour.
Walking tour of Five Points, Chinatown and Discussion on Immigration
By GNPS Member Bill Kahn
Bill will give the "big picture" of the different waves of Irish, Italian,
and Chinese immigration.
Starting from Canal St, we will head north on Mulberry, then south on Mott Street, highlighting the history of Little Italy and
admire (shop?) the open-air Chinatown food stalls.
We will head towards Columbus Park for a discussion of Chinatown history.
We'll stop at the actual site of the Five Points for a discussion of the early New York history, Irish immigration, and the "Gangs of New York", both real and in film.
Depending upon time and if people wish, we can add on "Law and Order" in Foley Square and the African Burial Ground.
We then have lunch at an "old-school" Chinatown dining hall, Jing Fong.
Please note the 10:30am meet up time
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM
Exact meeting place in confirmation email. 9th St/7th Ave
Walking Tour/Day Trip
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You may want to see Martin Scorsese's movie Gangs of New York in advance, though this is certainly not required
This event is free and members will pay for their own lunch.
Please respect your host, as well as the other GNPS members who have registered and on the wait list, by giving sufficient advance notice if your plans change and you cannot attend.