Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

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

 

Members, book your tickets with our member request form!

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

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

 

Members, book your tickets with our member request form!

Tour type
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Tour Location
Approximately 1 Mile
Tour Duration
1 Hour
Recommended ages
Ages 0 + Permitted
Wheelchair Accessible

Tickets are available at the Visitor Center on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Ticket Price

Tickets:

Adults $30
Seniors $30
Students $30
Members Free

You can also host a private tour for a small group at a flat rate of $360 (Members receive a 15% discount). Submit an inquiry.

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Social distancing is encouraged

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