East Village Building Blocks

Guided Tour : East Village Music Venues

From 19th-century concert halls to punk palaces of the 1970s, various music scenes found their start in the East Village. The neighborhood attracted countless performers, writers, artists, and thinkers, intermingling and inspiring radical new ideas. Some venues, like CBGB and Webster Hall, remain familiar names with visible connections to their past. Others, like the Tin Palace and Stuyvesant Casino/Ukrainian National Home, are hardly recognizable today as former havens of jazz. This tour reminds us how many legendary musicians rose to fame on these humble streets.

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