Back

DRUID DISCOVERIES

On Tuesday June 13, DRUID offers a choice of optional excursions that will make the most out of our conference location in New York’s Village. We invite participants on guided walks through the neighborhood, perhaps revealing a local secret or two. 

 

Time: Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm. The excursions will end at the venue of the DRUID conference dinner.

 

DRUID Discoveries are not included in the conference fee. Registration and pre-payment required. Logon to your DRUID conference profile for DRUID. You can add and pay for your chosen DRUID Disovery under "My Registrations" for DRUID17.

 

 

DRUID DISCOVERY 1: Tenement Museum Tour (cost: $20)

Registration and pre-payment required

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm

This tour tells the stories of 97 Orchard Street. Built on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7000 working class immigrants. Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, tours offer insights into current debates about immigration and public health.

Excursion ends at the meeting point for the DRUID Conference Dinner.

 

 

DRUID DISCOVERY 2: Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour of the Lower East Side (cost: $35)

Registration and pre-payment required

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm

This tour combines the history of the Lower East side with noshes from local shops and markets. Emphasis is placed on the Jewish East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Food samples include Malaysian beef jerky, handmade mozzarella, pickles, plantains, and more!

Excursion ends at the meeting point for the DRUID Conference Dinner.

 

 

DRUID DISCOVERY 3:. Brooklyn Bridge and Heights (cost: $30)

Registration and pre-payment required

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm

On this walk, we cross the Brooklyn Bridge while recounting the dramatic story of how it was built. We then stroll the tree-lined streets of the Heights and discuss the rich architectural, social, and literary history of the neighborhood.

Excursion ends at the meeting point for the DRUID Conference Dinner.

 

 

DRUID DISCOVERY 4: Chelsea and the Highline (cost: $30)

Registration and pre-payment required.

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm

On this walk, we explore the historic and architectural evolution of this Manhattan neighborhood named for the London borough. From rural farmland in the 1700s to an industrial hub in the early 1900s, Chelsea has a rich and dynamic history. This tour includes a walk of the famed High Line – an abandoned rail line converted into an elevated art-and-park space with sweeping views of the Hudson river.

Excursion ends at the meeting point for the DRUID Conference Dinner.

 

 

DRUID DISCOVERY 5: Just DRUID

No registration required.

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm-7pm

Wind your own way through the temptations of Manhattan. At your own peril – drinks might be involved, so pick your excursion partners carefully!

Walk at your own initiative and leisure. Walking to the DRUID Conference Dinner venue approx. 1 mile, 20 minutes through SoHo.