Down the Bridle Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village's Equine Past, The Salmagundi Club 47 5th Ave, Wednesday, 16. October 2019

Sponsored by the Program CommitteeCosponsored with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic PreservationFree Admission
This lecture is in conjunction with the SCNY Greenwich Village Art Exhibition

About the Lecture: For centuries New Yorkers relied on horses to transport them uptown, downtown, crosstown, and beyond, often retracing the paths created by the Native Americans on horseback who came before them. However, nearly all of the city’s equine culture has been forgotten, supplanted by a cacophony of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. And yet this history is not only present, but especially palpable in Greenwich Village, which still offers vestiges of the City’s equine past through its former horsewalks, stables, and mews. Join architectural historian, Gregory Dietrich, as he takes you down the bridle path of this all but forgotten, yet tangible, legacy of Village horse culture.

About the Speaker: Gregory Dietrich is the principal of Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting, where his work entails historic architectural and landscape studies, designation reports, historic tax credit applications, and grant writing. In addition to consulting, he has served as an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) between 2008 and 2018, and is currently serving as an adjunct within New York University’s Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies Department. In addition to teaching, he has served as a guest lecturer, panelist, and tour guide for a range of educational, cultural, and civic institutions both here and abroad.

In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Club Dining Room. Reservations are required. Please call 212-255-7740 or email

Down the Bridle Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village's Equine Past

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