The Rick Bedrosian Wall Street Food & History Tour. 1 World Trade Center Observatory, Eataly, Trinity Church,
Oculus, Stone Street and South Street Seaport. Saturday, May 6th, 2017
New York’s Financial District is one of the best known places on earth, yet with the exception of those living or working there, few have experienced this remarkable area. Rick Bedrosian has spent countless hours in Lower Manhattan, wandering through the neighborhoods, visiting the parks, museums and landmarks, boating around the Battery and sampling the food. There’s an incredible amount of history on and around Wall Street and lots to do.
The area that is now Manhattan was long inhabited by Native Americans. Henry Hudson arrived in 1609, entered the harbor and sailed up a river that would eventually bear his name, continuing all the way to Albany. Later in the 17th century, a group of Dutch settlers docked their ships on Governors Island, purchased Manhattan from the Native Americans, built a fort, walled in some farmland and christened their colony, New Amsterdam. The British seized control of New Amsterdam in 1664 and renamed it New York, in honor of the Duke of York. Despite losing control over 350 years ago, Dutch cultural influence persists to this day. Lower Manhattan was once the gateway to freedom and prosperity and it’s still the financial capital of the world and an historic treasure chest.
Enjoy all the Financial District has to offer including Eataly (Mario Batalli’s newest food hall), Oculus (NYC’s stunning transportation and retail hub), 1 World Trade Center’s (Freedom Tower) breathtaking Observatory, featuring magnificent views of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Staten Island, the vast 9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pools, Trinity Church (the final resting place of historical figures including Alexander Hamilton), Wall Street (where we will see The New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Hall National Memorial, site of the first US Capitol and the inauguration of George Washington), Stone Street (a dozen different outdoor eating and drinking establishments) and South Street Seaport where we’ll have an opportunity to take a one hour boat cruise around Lower Manhattan (weather permitting and at your expense) or stroll through this bustling, revitalized district. Exact itinerary subject to change due to weather, crowd and time constraints. The tour will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes. If the forecast is dicey, be sure to bring an umbrella. There will be several opportunities to consume alcoholic beverages and soft drinks on this tour but it is not a pub crawl.
The tour departs Albany, NY at 7am and returns around 9pm. You can leave your vehicle in Albany and there is no charge to park. The cost of the tour is $190 per person. This price includes round trip transportation (including the subway), professional guide and admission to the 1 World Trade Center Observation Deck. You must be at least 18 years of age and in good physical condition as this is a walking tour. October Eve Music assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. Reserve early because space is extremely limited. All sales are final. Absolutely no refunds. For more information, contact October Eve Music: 518-439-8713, 518-421-6851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.