GVSHP Launches Historic Plaque Program — Join Us May 30th!
GVSHP is proud to announce the launch of its historic plaque program in partnership with local business Two Boots, with the first plaque to be unveiled next Wednesday, May 30th.
Historic plaques can be a wonderful way to educate the public about the remarkable history of our neighborhoods, and the incredible events, people, and movements connected to sites all around us. Our first historic plaque will be placed on 50 East 1st Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, the former home of the Justus Schwab (1847 - 1900) Saloon. Schwab was a German immigrant and a radical labor organizer whose saloon was frequented by Emma Goldman and Ambrose Pierce, among many others, and became a magnet for political and social organizing on the Lower East Side.
All are invited to join us for the unveiling and celebration which will take place on Wednesday, May 30th starting at 6pm (lasting until approximately 7pm) in the First Street Community Garden next door at 48 East 1st Street. Festivities will include food and drink provided by Two Boots Pizza and a special performance by folk singer Odetta Hartman. PLEASE JOIN US!
Be on the lookout for future announcements regarding our historic plaque program throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.