DMAC: Duo Multicultural Arts Center0
Take a tour of this historic theater where John Philip Sousa started the first musicians union, where the early ILGWU meetings were held right after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, where Emma Goldman, the anarchist, spoke here before being deported. In the thirties it was a Yiddish theater, in the forties it was home to famed African American choreographer Katharine Dunham, in the fifties it served as a television studio for early crime dramas, in the 60′s it reverted to a theater and hosted Channel One Theater (which spawned Chevy Chase and The Groove Tube movie), in the late sixties it hosted Andy Warhols Boys To Adore Galore porn films, and in the early 70′s Francis Ford Coppola filmed the famous operetta sequence of Godfather 2. Now housing the DMAC- Duo Multicultural Arts Center, 62 E 4th St. has a long, rich history as a center of social movements, and entertainment.
*This walk will be happening on both May 5th, and May 6th
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Start/End: 62 East 4th Street
Host: Michelangelo Alasa
Registration: No need to register, just show up at the starting location.
Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks