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MAS tours are designed to help our fellow New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors better understand our built environment, appreciate what has been saved, learn about what has been lost, and get the inside scoop on what's to come. Unless otherwise noted, most tours last approximately two hours and proceed rain or shine.

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Official Guided Tour of Grand Central Terminal
This 75-minute tour, led by MAS docents, highlights the history, architecture and operation of the world’s largest train terminal.

$25 Adults / $20 MAS Members, seniors, students, children under 10 & same-day Metro North riders. Group rates are available. Review our FAQ for more information.

Offered every day at 12:30, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Gift certificates are available for MAS tours! Let our award-winning guides take your friends and family on a tour that shows what makes New York, New York. $30 / $20 Members. Give the gift of a MAS tour!

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2016 05/06 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/07 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/13 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 05/13 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 05/14 Saturday - Exploring City College
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2016 05/14 Saturday - Exploring City College
2: 00 PMThe City College of New York (CCNY) dates back to 1847 as the country's earliest free institution of higher education. Upon the campus' move to Hamilton Heights in 1907, an exciting array of historical events transformed the City College into one of the most fascinating college's for its time. The campus has included buildings dating from 1847 to 2009, altogether contributing to the unique contrasts in architectural styles over the years. On this brand new tour with City College architecture student and campus guide, Dalton Whiteside, we will be visiting CCNY's vibrant Neo-Gothic campus, through the Modernism of the central campus, and to the newly renovated South Campus which originates as a former Convent. It's sure to be an educational adventure! Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/14 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/15 Sunday - Sold Out: Steinway Village in Queens
2: 00 PM Yes, the Steinways still make pianos and revolutionized the word of music, but, as one of the first modern multinational corporations they made NYC a world capital of ideas and culture. Their little known work in transportation knit Queens together with streetcars, created a modern city with their work in subways, rail, tunnels and bridges, and helped bring air travel to NYC by assembling property that later became LaGuardia Airport. On this new tour with Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, we'll walk through Steinway Village, a utopian 'settlement' (as they called it) furnished with factories, model housing, retail districts, utilities, schools, a post office and a fire company. Its library is now the nation's largest public library (Queens Library) and Daimler Works ushered the Automobile Age in America. The tour walks past the Steinway & Sons factory (closed on weekends) and the unfortunate Steinway Mansion suffocated with 11 warehouses built just four feet from its walls in 2015. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/20 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/21 Saturday - Queens in Flux: LIC, Court Square, and Hunter's Point
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2016 05/21 Saturday - Queens in Flux: LIC, Court Square, and Hunter's Point
2: 00 PM The jumble of streets in Queens below the Queensboro Bridge presents examples of a glorious past, like a classic courthouse and a gem of a historic district. But it's also notable for recent steps forward, including art havens like MoMA PS 1, and new residential developments at both Court Square and along the waterfront, including the site once planned for the Olympic Village. Stunningly situated Gantry Plaza State Park retains an iconic (if relocated) Pepsi sign, but the legendary Five Pointz graffiti mecca is a ghost. Join guide and journalist Norman Oder on this tour, which starts in Court Square and will end near the Long Island City Flea. Please note that this tour moves at a brisk pace to cover a lot of ground. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/21 Saturday - Sunset Park, Brooklyn: The Old Neighborhood
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2016 05/21 Saturday - Sunset Park, Brooklyn: The Old Neighborhood
11: 00 AM When tour guide and preservation activist, Joe Svehlak, was growing up in Sunset Park Norwegian Independence Day would be celebrated with a grand parade on 8th Avenue, which is now the commercial heart of New York City's 3rd Chinatown. Also there is now a mosque on 8th Avenue reflecting the great diversity of Joe's old neighborhood. Join Joe for a walk up and down the hill of tree lined row house streets in New York City's largest National Register Historic District of over 3,00 buildings. The Sunset Park Landmarks Committee is now seeking New York City landmark designation for many of its intact streets of fine middle class and working class housing constructed mostly at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. We'll discuss the campaign for landmarks and sensible development in this ever changing neighborhood. Enjoy great harbor and city views from the recently renovated 24.5 acre hilltop park. Learn about New York City's first major development of non-profit co-op housing started by the Finns in the early 1900s. View some grand civic buildings and magnificent churches, including Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which is the largest religious edifice on Long Island. We'll end on 8th Avenue where there are many choices for lunch in Brooklyn's Chinatown. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/21 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/22 Sunday - Brooklyn Bridge: A Romantic Passageway
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2016 05/22 Sunday - Brooklyn Bridge: A Romantic Passageway
4: 00 PM Since its opening in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been an icon of New York City. It still evokes amazement for its engineering, its beauty, and the views from its raised, wooden walkway. Poets, novelists, filmmakers, and painters have celebrated it, as "a living connection" of architectural grace and strength. Join this new tour exploring an old favorite with guide Joyce Gold, whom The New York Times described as "the doyenne of city tour guides." Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/22 Sunday - Sold Out: New! -- 78th Street: The East River to Central Park
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2016 05/22 Sunday - Sold Out: New! -- 78th Street: The East River to Central Park
2: 00 PM East 78th is a wonderfully diverse street that begins and ends with two of the great landmarks of New York: on the eastern end, it's the Cherokee Apartments, the great set of model tenements financed by Anne Vanderbilt, and on the western end, it's the James B. Duke House (now Institute of Fine Arts) by Horace Trumbauer, one of America's greatest architects. Join this tour with architectural historian Francis Morrone and along the way we'll see tenements, model tenements, row houses, mansions, modern apartment buildings, churches, synagogues, schools, and two Carnegie libraries, among much else, providing microcosms of Yorkville and the Upper East Side. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/27 Friday - Reflecting Absence: The 9/11 Memorial
11: 00 AM Explore the historic events of September 11th, 2001, and the massive memorial pools honoring the nearly 3,000 dead with popular Jane's Walk leader and MAS Grand Central docent, Judith Pucci. Learn about the concepts and symbolism used to create a contemplative and dignified memorial. Gain insight into what being at the Trade Center was like that morning. Hear the remarkable story behind the Survivor Tree. Observe the ongoing rebuilding of the World Trade Center and learn about innovative construction methods and materials developed especially for this massive and unique urban renewal project. Research for this tour is based on conversations with the Memorial's designer, first responders, survivors, family members, Lower Manhattan residents, news coverage and investigative materials, including the 9/11 Commission Report. This tour is not about politics. It is about the Memorial's design, the rebuilding of the WTC, and the rebirth of Lower Manhattan. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/27 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/28 Saturday - The Art of our Memorials
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2016 05/28 Saturday - The Art of our Memorials
10: 00 AM On this tour with art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo, we will visit several of New York City's memorials: 9/11 (Reflecting Absence), Eleven Tears (the AmEx 9/11 memorial), the Irish Hunger Memorial and Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones. Other memorials, like the African Burial Ground and the Vietnam Memorial will be included in the discussion through images: what is the importance of memorials for our city? What needs do they fulfill? Which designs work best? How does their role change with time? Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 05/29 Sunday - Hudson Square
2: 00 PM Join urban planner Laurence Frommer as we trace the development of the area from the once exclusive blocks around Saint John's Park into the city's preeminent printing district, coming full circle to the area's rebirth as a major hub for media and creative talent. Hudson Square is home to Viacom and MTV, New York Magazine, Omnicom, Saatchi & Saatchi, Edelman and New York Public Radio, which comprises WNYC, WQXR. The area also boasts a large film studio and many graphic arts, digital editing and production firms. Today one can find architecture and design firms including Raphael Vinoly and many new buildings by noted architects such as Phillip Johnson and Winka Dubbledam. Cultural institutions include the HERE performing Arts Center, the Film Forum and the Children's Museum of the Arts. A unique proposal has also been floated to create a continuous line of green spaces running for several blocks on empty mid-block lots between Hudson and Varick Streets. Finally, a recent re-zoning will add up to 3,500 new residents over 10 years -- to help solidify the area as a 24-hour mixed use community. These changes have not been without substantial growing pains and we will examine the ramifications. Purposed rezoning, possible air rights transfers, and new construction in a potential flood zone raise numberous quesitons about the future of the area. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 05/29 Sunday - Sold Out: BoCoCa: Part 1, Carroll Gardens
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2016 05/29 Sunday - Sold Out: BoCoCa: Part 1, Carroll Gardens
2: 00 PM BoCoCa is the inelegant acronym some people use to refer to the three contiguous Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens. The neighborhoods have indistinct borders and together form a major part of Brooklyn's brownstone belt. This first of three tours with Francis Morrone covers Carroll Gardens--a name that did not exist until the 1960s. Home to a surprisingly (some say scandalously) tiny historic district, with brownstones set uniquely behind deep front gardens, as well as some of Brooklyn's masterpieces of Greek Revival and Romanesque Revival architecture, Carroll Gardens also has a rich social and physical history--a history rife with mysteries and misconceptions. We will also explore the historic connection between this South Brooklyn neighborhood and nearby Red Hook. And sing the praises of James S.T. Stranahan. Please be advised that the tour involves climbing the stairs of a pedestrian overpass. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/03 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/03 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/04 Saturday - Gowanus Grows in Brooklyn
11: 00 AM Experience the changing face of Gowanus with architectural historian and guide Matt Postal, from its days as a busy industrial waterway to the more glamorous present moment, viewing the city's oldest concrete structure and oldest retractile bridge (both New York City Landmarks). We'll also see new notable residential buildings and commercial spaces along the way. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/04 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/04 Saturday - Upper East Side Arts
1: 30 PM On Manhattan's Upper East Side you'll find distinguished gallery spaces of established houses like Knoedler, Acquavella, Mnuchin., Leo Castelli and the ever present Gagosian. This area of Manhattan has fewer galleries compared to other arts districts like Chelsea, but these uniquely housed galleries nestled in this predominantly residential neighborhood are located in the original elegant townhouses of the elite. This tour with art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo will visit a handful of the most intriguing exhibitions of the season. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/10 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/10 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/11 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/11 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/11 Saturday -Greenpoint South, Brooklyn
2: 00 PM A complement to the previously offered Greenpoint North tour, the route includes the busy retail spine of Manhattan Avenue, industrial and residential blocks, a gem of a park with a Monitor memorial, and the anchor church of the neighborhood's still staunch Polish population. Led by guide and journalist Norman Oder, the tour will end near McCarren Park and signs of encroaching "Williamsburg-ization". Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/12 Sunday - MAS Celebrates PRIDE: The South Village
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2016 06/12 Sunday - MAS Celebrates PRIDE: The South Village
2: 00 PM When the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission's designated the central portion of the South Village in December of 2013, they broke new ground by, for the first time ever for a New York City historic district designation report, including a chapter focused specifically on a neighborhood's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) history. To the surprise of many people today, the South Village ( rather than for example, Christopher Street) was once the center of New Yorks LGBT life. In fact, by the beginning of the 20th Century, the South Village one of the few places on earth with an open and visible concentration of establishments catering to the LGBT community, attracting visitors and tourists from around the world. In the post war years writers cafes such as the San Remo attracted such gay literati as Frank Ohara , Alan Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansburry. Folk music coffeehouses the 1950s and 1960s certainly had their LGBT following. Join urban planner and guide Laurence Frommer for an in-depth look at this neighborhood's proud history. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/12 Sunday - The Magnificent Grand Concourse in the Bronx
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2016 06/12 Sunday - The Magnificent Grand Concourse in the Bronx
2: 00 PM Join urban planner and lifelong Bronx resident Sam Goodman to learn more about one of New York City's most celebrated boulevards; the Grand Concourse of Bronx County. We will visit numerous buildings as we come to understand the neighborhood's dynamic history. We'll examine why this community was built, why it thrived and why it still remains a place where hope and aspiration sustains those who reside here today. While good weather is never a certainty, what is certain is that your perceptions of the Grand Concourse and its people will be forever changed after this neighborhood tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/17 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/17 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/18 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/18 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/19 Sunday - Juneteenth: Traces of the Underground RR in TriBeca
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2016 06/19 Sunday - Juneteenth: Traces of the Underground RR in TriBeca
4: 00 PM From Frederick Douglass to David Ruggles to Sojourner Truth, the stories of resistance to the slave system in the North and South are tied to downtown Manhattan. Tribeca is little known as the cradle of early black leadership, but its network of vigilance committees, publications, church activists and escaped slaves formed an early society dedicated to defying oppressive laws and racist ideas. Join this new tour with historian Kathleen Hulser to learn more about this neighborhood's important history as she points out still-standing sites and buildings integral to this story and the Underground Railroad in New York City. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/24 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 06/24 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/25 Saturday - Coney Island
11: 00 AM Join tour guide Joe Svehlak who has been coming to Coney Island since the 1940s and still swims here, to see how America's first great seaside resort and amusement area is coming back after hurricane Sandy swept over its shores. Once known as "Sodom by the Sea" for its risqué "honky-tonk" flavor, change has always been part of Coney Island's colorful history. View the new Thunderbolt Rollercoaster, along with the older landmarked rides, the new amusement park, the popular ballpark with the memorial to Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn's 9/11 memorial. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy the panorama of the ocean, as we discuss Coney Island's future and reminisce about it's past. Wear your bathing suit if you want to go for a swim after the tour. The walk will end at the world famous Nathan's. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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2016 06/25 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12:30 PM - The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 06/26 Sunday - Astoria Village in Queens
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2016 06/26 Sunday - Astoria Village in Queens
2: 00 PM Old Astoria Village can only be in a place like Queens. On this new tour with Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, we talk on streets older than Wall Street that trace the outline of the 17th century Hallett farm, and past dozens of buildings, in various styles from the 1700s to the early 20th century. Lacking Landmark protection, about half of the community was destroyed in the past 20 years, including parts of an 1812 fort, and a school from 1828, a legacy of John Jacob Astor. Old Astoria remains the largest community in NYC unprotected by landmark designation. We walk by the city's greatest maritime disaster, the site of Native-American Villages, the Hell Gate and Triborough (RFK) bridges, and will discuss briefly the Astoria Houses and the new developments at Halletts and Astoria Coves. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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Click here for more information about 2016 06/26 Sunday - Sold Out: New! -- Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan, From Start to Finish
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2016 06/26 Sunday - Sold Out: New! -- Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan, From Start to Finish
2: 00 PM Explore what the writer Kate Simon called "the pleasures of the drunken course of Pearl Street." So drunken is its improbable mile-long (or so) course that your guide, architectural historian Francis Morrone, cannot even guarantee he will not inadvertently veer off of it, never to find it again. But he will try his best. Along the way are some of the most interesting sights in town: the site of the birthplace of Herman Melville (6 Pearl Street), Fraunces' Tavern, Hanover Square, a cluster of little-known but excellent Art Deco towers, the South Street Seaport, the site of Joseph Mitchell's Hartford House (309 Pearl Street) from Old Mr. Flood (1948), and the courthouses of Foley Square, among much else. Please note that this tour may take a little longer than the usual two hours (but not as many as three), due both to the riches and to the possibility of getting lost. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

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