Thursday, February 16, 2012

Greenwhich Village: The First Bohemia

The Great Poetess Edna St. Vincent Millay
New York's first Bohemia was Greenwhich Village in the 1910s, when everyone from Edna St. Vincent Millay to John Sloan made "the Village" their hangout. It became so hip that by the 1920s the Bohemian era was over, due to rising rents and new luxury apartment buildings...until the next disaffected generation took up the Village's mantra of non-conformism. Achitectural historian Barry Lewis will be giving this lecture and slide show.

Look for me, I will be attending and I hope to meet some new friends there who share my enthusiasm for 'La Boheme.' -CVS
Edna St. Vincent Millay in front of Washington's Arch.

Greenwhich Village: The First Bohemia, featuring Barry Lewis. Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 6:30 pm. Cost is $24.00.

Location is the Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.

Purchase tickets online here:
Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Sunbathers On Roof, etching, 1941 by John Sloan.
The Hell Hole, etching and aqcuatint, 8" x 10", by John Sloan

The Hell Hole was Tom Wallace's bar, The Golden Swan, located on the corner of Sixth Ave and 4th Street. It was the habitue of many artists, actors and writers. Now the location is the site of the Golden Swan Gardens.

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