Notes on Culture from Tod Roulette

MAAP_PierreToussaint_Then_274A Saint from TriBeCa: Pierre Toussaint’s New York

Pierre Toussaint, a 23 year old slave, arrived in New York in 1797 a refugee from the revolution in Saint-Domingue. He went on to become a society hairdresser and philanthropist, a one-man social service agency. Word around town in antebellum New York was “go to Toussaint” if you were down and out. The Catholic Church says he practiced heroic charity and his cause for canonization is in progress. Join urban historian James A. Sullivan to learn about his remarkable life and the people who admired him. Follow his footpaths in lower Manhattan, from Wall Street and Trinity Churchyard to Reade and Franklin Street.

Sunday, March 2nd, at 11 am

The tour will conclude at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Toussaint was buried in 1853. Cost: $20 / $15 Members.

Please purchase tickets online or call (212) 935-2075, Monday-Friday 9-5.
Meeting locations are provided after tickets are purchased.
All tours proceed rain or shine.
No refunds or exchanges.
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