GANYC Networking Happy Hour (ITGD)

  • February 21, 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Onieals Grand Street, 174 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013


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GANYC Networking Happy Hour

The Membership Committee of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) is proud to host another Networking Happy Hour on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 5 pm - 7 pm, in connection with this year's International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD).

ITGD is a celebration of tour guides around the world that was started by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. GANYC, as the professional association of tour guides in New York City, is holding several events on this day, including a public event at the Museum of Chinese in America starting at 10am (registration required) and members-only FAM tours of Chinatown and Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in the afternoon (separate registration required).

The GANYC Networking Happy Hour, as usual, is open to both members and non-members. Join us for light bites and drink specials at Onieals Grand Street

Please let us know if you will be in attendance; we look forward to seeing you!

For any questions, please reach out to the GANYC Membership Committee:

About the venue (courtesy of Onieals):

Set in a neighborhood that for more than a hundred years was the knife’s edge of wealth, corruption, poverty and crime – Onieals Soho is a distinctive blend of yesterday and today’s modern sophistication. Onieals is located directly opposite the old Police Headquarters that held legendary criminals from 1909 – 1973. The Onieals building operated as a center for pleasurable crimes in such close proximity. Its former occupants include a brothel, a speakeasy, and a gambling parlor. In the early part of the 20th century, the system was so corrupt that a tunnel was built underground to connect the two buildings so that uniformed NYPD officers and officials could step across the street for some cheer undetected. The tunnel, which ended up coming in very handy during Prohibition, is still visible in Onieals and is used today as the wine cellar. In 1987, the headquarters was sold, turned into luxury residential condos and the tunnel was filled. These luxury condos, commissioned as an NYC landmark, housed some well-known names including Steffi Graf, Winona Ryder and Christi Turlington. Onieals is well known for its part on the HBO Sex and the City television series for being the backdrop of the casually hip New York City bar SCOUT.

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