Event host: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Kleindeutschland in the East Village: A Walking Tour

Kleindeutschland in the East Village: A Walking Tour

Image courtesy of Justin Ferate

Prior to the massive influx of Eastern European Jews after 1880, the Lower East Side, often referred to as “Kleindeutschland” or “Little Germany”, comprised the largest German-speaking community outside of Germany. This population tragically diminished with the noted General Slocum Disaster in the East River, when over a thousand German immigrants perished on a steamship hired for a Sunday School picnic for St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Within a year, most of the German community had left the neighborhood – many who moved north to Yorkville, which became the “new” home of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Join noted tour leader Justin Ferate to discover the remnants of the German roots of the Lower East Side including the Astor Library, the German-American Shooting Club, the Ottendorfer Library, an original Turnverein, Tompkins Square and the haunting memorial to the children who died in the General Slocum Disaster. The tour will also include a private visit to the former St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Sunday, October 14th
1:00 p.m.

East Village meeting point will be provided upon registration

Rain or shine

$15 FRIENDS members, $25 non-members
To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at [email protected].


This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts
with support from Governer Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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For questions regarding this event contact Sara Kamillatos
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 2125352526

10/14/2018 1:00 PM to 10/14/2018 4:00 PM
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