Bar Historians in Conversation: McSorley’s and Julius’

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Friday March 16

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

The bar at the Salmagundi Arts Club, 47 5th Ave.

Hoist a pint with bar historians Tom Bernardin of Julius’ and Bill Wander of McSorley’s, two storied Village bars founded in the mid-1800s.
Tom and Bill are holders of histories spanning generations, from sawdust on the floors and horses waiting outside to surviving prohibition, sip ins, opening up to women and LGBTQ folks, movies, lampposts, and much, much more.

With humor and curiosity, Tom and Bill will share and compare some of the juicy (and boozy) details of these establishments, their incredible photo collections, delve into what they’ve learned, people they’ve met, and the bars’ roles in shaping the identities and communities of their  neighborhoods, while also tackling the particularities of being bar historians.

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