WeWalk: Behind the Scenes of Opening the Way

Opening the Way is a walking tour celebrating women's history in downtown Manhattan. It is a multifaceted new project developed by the award-winning nonprofit organization Women's eNews. The walk honors the achievements of women such as Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells -- 21 women in all. This blog has been created to update fans of the walk on its exciting developments and expansion. Please join us in revitalizing history that has been ignored or forgotten!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New York City Women's History Walk Goes on Mobile Scavenger Hunt!

(NEW YORK)--Women’s eNews and Stray Boots are launching on Sunday July 24 a new partnership for fun-seeking tourists in New York City: A cell-phone-based, scavenger-hunt style interactive tour based on our women’s history walk of Lower Manhattan.

Women’s eNews and Stray Boots, both members of New York City’s tourist board NYC-GO, will blow the lid off the idea that New York was built with the power and ideas of men alone.

The women's history walking tour, called Opening the Way, takes walkers from sites commemorating historic figures from Susan B Anthony and Sojourner Truth to the female first responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Opening the Way was launched by Women’s eNews first as a guided tour in October in partnership with the New-York Historical Society. The tour has since become accessible online as a downloadable audio tour or a dial-in cell phone tour with contemporaries such as Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Turner giving voice to female heroes of past eras.

Women's eNews is partnering with Stray Boots, an organization that puts on interactive tours in other areas of the city, to create a fun and accessible twist to the women's history tour.

The July 24 interactive tour leads participants on a loop past the ornate architecture and hidden visual treats of old New York, from City Hall to Wall Street, and provides a rich narrative of the lives of women who changed the city, the nation and the world.

The launch event includes prizes donated by the Feminist Press, the Women's Museum, the Body Shop, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and Ms. Magazine.

Tickets for the launch event cost $50 per group, groups of up to 4 allowed and can be bought online at the Women's eNews website or over the phone at 212-244-1744.

Tickets will be $20 per download via the Stray Boots website after the launch.

About Stray Boots Interactive Tours:
Stray Boots LLC offers fun, interactive text-message based scavenger hunt-style tours for locals and visitors to explore New York City, Las Vegas, Boston and Philadelphia - with future tours planned for San Francisco, Los Angeles and London later this year. Launched in New York City in 2008, "NY: The Game" was recently awarded a 2011 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
To learn more about Stray Boots and other city offerings, visit www.strayboots.com

A B O U T  W O M E N ' S  e N E W S
Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of concern to women and women's perspectives on public policy in English and Arabic. It enhances women's abilities to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.
6 Barclay Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10007 Tel: 212-244-1720

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