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Obscura Society NY: "Happy Birthday Lenin!" Communists in the Village Walking Tour

See lower Manhattan through the stories of its dynamic Socialist history and revolutionary legends, on the anniversary of the Russian revolutionary's birthday.

Friday, April 22nd marks the 146th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known as Lenin, the Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist whose embalmed body is still on display to this day in Red Square, Moscow. On April 23rd, join the New York Obscura Society for a walk through socialist and communist history of lower Manhattan. 

Workers' rights, child labor laws, women's suffrage - these social benefits exist in large part to the powerful Socialist movements in the Lower East Side and the Village in the early 20th Century. Join rogue historian Dan Veksler of Other World Tours for a revolutionary walking tour on which the history of the bitter struggles and modest triumphs of American Socialism will come to life, accompanied by colorful stories of unlikely connections and unsolved controversies. Walk the streets that Leon Trotsky trod upon and hear the stories of revolutionaries, ideologies, and social movements that are deeply embedded in New York City history. Then finish off the tour at a special location with revolutionary birthday cake for all!


Saturday, April 23rd 1pm-3pm
Meeting place: south side of Houston st, at the corner of Ludlow St.


Rain or shine! Be prepared for walking.

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