Public and neighborhood spaces have always been part of New Yorkers daily lives, offering community beyond the walls of home. On this walking tour, we’ll look at how Lower East Siders shaped and were shaped by their neighborhood over the 19th and early 20th Centuries. From stores to parks, movie theaters to schools, discover how these spaces became important centers for navigating identity, advocacy, and cultural exchange.
This tour discusses the people and stories behind public spaces and landmarks on the Lower East Side. Among others, stops on this tour include:
The Daily Forward Building, where Jewish socialists championed for workers’ rights in the early 1900s
Seward Park, the first municipal playground in the United States
Jarmulowsky Bank Building, where many immigrants entrusted their savings
Ticket Price: Adults/Seniors/Students – $30; Members – free (click here to reserve Member tickets)
You can also host a private walking tour for a small group at a flat rate of $250 (Members 15% discount). Inquire here.
Outside the Home is offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and tickets are available to four to six weeks in advance. Click the button below, select a tour date from the drop-down menu, and purchase your tour.