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38 free walks and tours in New York City (NYC) Tue, 09/28/2021 - and on...

Before you decide to take a paid tour or a city walk in New York City, you may want to check out the tours and city walks available for free or for a nominal charge, as they are among the many free, low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer. Please see tours/city walks schedule below.

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Birdwatching | Morning Bird Walk in the Park


A guide shows you birds in the park during autumn migration. Beginners and advanced are welcome. Tuesdays, September 7-September 28, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 28
7:30 am

Free
Birdwatchings, September 28, 2021, 09/28/2021, Morning Bird Walk in the Park

Tour | Rio de Janeiro's Street Art in Most Charming Neighborhood (online, livestream)


Dive into the colors of the most charming neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa! Also known as Montmartre Carioca, it is the neighborhood of artists and artisans. With lots of graffiti, beautiful murals, stencils, tiles, it will be an incredible experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 28
1:30 pm

Free
Tours, September 28, 2021, 09/28/2021, Rio de Janeiro's Street Art in Most Charming Neighborhood (online, livestream)

City Walk | Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival


This site-specific experience immerses attendees using sound through headphones, environmental recordings of the sounds of the city, composition and theme of time, destruction, and resilience. The walk starts every 30 min. Duration: 60 min. You will need your own mobile device and headphones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 28
4:00 pm

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City Walks, September 28, 2021, 09/28/2021, Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival

Birdwatching | Guided Bird Walk


An experienced birding guide leads a walk to observe the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park. Wednesdays, September 8-October 13, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 29
8:00 am

Free
Birdwatchings, September 29, 2021, 09/29/2021, Guided Bird Walk

Park Walk | Park Tour


Led by park staff, this an enjoyable walking tour of park. Discover how the park successfully transformed a haven for crime and drugs into Manhattan’s Town Square . Guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 29
11:00 am

Free
Park Walks, September 29, 2021, 09/29/2021, Park Tour

City Walk | Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival


This site-specific experience immerses attendees using sound through headphones, environmental recordings of the sounds of the city, composition and theme of time, destruction, and resilience. The walk starts every 30 min. Duration: 60 min. You will need your own mobile device and headphones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 29
4:00 pm

Free
City Walks, September 29, 2021, 09/29/2021, Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival

Tour | Paris: Saint Germain des Pres Church (online, livestream)


St. Germain des Pres is a medieval church that was founded in 542. It was completely redone from the inside and allows you to feel and see what a believer of the Middle Ages felt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Sep 30
11:00 am

Free
Tours, September 30, 2021, 09/30/2021, Paris: Saint Germain des Pres Church (online, livestream)

City Walk | Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival


This site-specific experience immerses attendees using sound through headphones, environmental recordings of the sounds of the city, composition and theme of time, destruction, and resilience. The walk starts every 30 min. Duration: 60 min. You will need your own mobile device and headphones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 30
4:00 pm

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City Walks, September 30, 2021, 09/30/2021, Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 30
5:00 pm

Free
Park Walks, September 30, 2021, 09/30/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

City Walk | Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival


This site-specific experience immerses attendees using sound through headphones, environmental recordings of the sounds of the city, composition and theme of time, destruction, and resilience. The walk starts every 30 min. Duration: 60 min. You will need your own mobile device and headphones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 1
4:00 pm

Free
City Walks, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Wall Street Soundwalk, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Festival

City Walk | Garment District Tour: Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (online)


Take a virtual walking tour of this historic Manhattan neighborhood with an expert guide. You will learn about: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 1
7:00 pm

Free
City Walks, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Garment District Tour: Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (online)

Tour | Lima's Jewish Heritage (online, livestream)


Learn about the history of the Jewish community of Lima, focusing on its colonial roots during the period of the Spanish occupation of Peru, and Manuel Bautista Perez. He was a Portuguese merchant accused of being Jewish in 1635, and later killed by the inquisition in 1639. You will also learn about the Inquisition of Lima and the history of the "Autos de fe" in the new world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 2
1:30 pm

Free
Tours, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Lima's Jewish Heritage (online, livestream)

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 2
2:00 pm

Free
Birdwatchings, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Docents lead a walking tour traversing the Park's beautiful landscape. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, how the Park came to life, and its sustainable design. Sundays, September 5-October 31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 3
10:30 am

Free
Tours, October 03, 2021, 10/03/2021, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 3
11:00 am

Free
Tours, October 03, 2021, 10/03/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 3
2:00 pm

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City Walks, October 03, 2021, 10/03/2021, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 4
8:00 am

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Park Walks, October 04, 2021, 10/04/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

Birdwatching | Guided Bird Walk


An experienced birding guide leads a walk to observe the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park. Wednesdays, September 8-October 13, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 6
8:00 am

Free
Birdwatchings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Guided Bird Walk

Tour | Rio de Janeiro's Street Art in Most Charming Neighborhood (online, livestream)


Dive into the colors of the most charming neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa! Also known as Montmartre Carioca, it is the neighborhood of artists and artisans. With lots of graffiti, beautiful murals, stencils, tiles, it will be an incredible experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 7
9:00 am

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Tours, October 07, 2021, 10/07/2021, Rio de Janeiro's Street Art in Most Charming Neighborhood (online, livestream)

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 7
5:00 pm

Free
Park Walks, October 07, 2021, 10/07/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 9
2:00 pm

Free
Birdwatchings, October 09, 2021, 10/09/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Docents lead a walking tour traversing the Park's beautiful landscape. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, how the Park came to life, and its sustainable design. Sundays, September 5-October 31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 10
10:30 am

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Tours, October 10, 2021, 10/10/2021, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 10
11:00 am

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Tours, October 10, 2021, 10/10/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 11
8:00 am

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Park Walks, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

Birdwatching | Guided Bird Walk


An experienced birding guide leads a walk to observe the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park. Wednesdays, September 8-October 13, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 13
8:00 am

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Birdwatchings, October 13, 2021, 10/13/2021, Guided Bird Walk

Park Walk | Park Tour


Led by park staff, this an enjoyable walking tour of park. Discover how the park successfully transformed a haven for crime and drugs into Manhattan’s Town Square . Guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 13
11:00 am

Free
Park Walks, October 13, 2021, 10/13/2021, Park Tour

Park Walk | Hudson Pier Tour


The design of this park's pier is inspired by the Manhattan shoreline that would have existed prior to Henry Hudson's 1609 expedition. The pier includes a series of ecological communities representing this native landscape, including from a woodland forest to the rocky tidal zone and the Hudson River itself. First come, first served. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 13
6:00 pm

Free
Park Walks, October 13, 2021, 10/13/2021, Hudson Pier Tour

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 14
5:00 pm

Free
Park Walks, October 14, 2021, 10/14/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

City Walk | Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions


The Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Clarks and the Fricks are just a few of the notable New York families who once resided on Manhattan’s fashionable Fifth Avenue. Justin Rivers will take guests on a stroll along Fifth Avenue reliving how it was during the Gilded Age when grand mansions of millionaires lined the illustrious street. As you revisit Millionaire’s Row, you will discover works of architecture lost to time and some that remain today with the new purpose of education, public service and community building. The tour will end with a look inside 1014 Fifth Avenue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 16
11:00 am

Free
City Walks, October 16, 2021, 10/16/2021, Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 16
2:00 pm

Free
Birdwatchings, October 16, 2021, 10/16/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 17
11:00 am

Free
Tours, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | A Tour of East 82nd Street Mansions


Author and historian Tom Miller will conduct a walking tour within a one-block area. Miller will discuss the history of the neighborhood, the architecture of individual mansions, and the lifestyles, scandals and other details of the families who lived in them. Included are the massive Benjamin Duke mansion, the opulent residence where con-man Joseph H. Hoadley and his wife managed to life essentially for free for more than a decade, and the home of millionaire department store mogul Henry Seigel, who was driven to bankruptcy and prison by his wife's exorbitant spending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 17
12:00 pm

Free
City Walks, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, A Tour of East 82nd Street Mansions

City Walk | Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions


The Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Clarks and the Fricks are just a few of the notable New York families who once resided on Manhattan’s fashionable Fifth Avenue. Justin Rivers will take guests on a stroll along Fifth Avenue reliving how it was during the Gilded Age when grand mansions of millionaires lined the illustrious street. As you revisit Millionaire’s Row, you will discover works of architecture lost to time and some that remain today with the new purpose of education, public service and community building. The tour will end with a look inside 1014 Fifth Avenue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 17
1:00 pm

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City Walks, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 23
2:00 pm

Free
Birdwatchings, October 23, 2021, 10/23/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 24
11:00 am

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Tours, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Park Walk | Park Tour


Led by park staff, this an enjoyable walking tour of park. Discover how the park successfully transformed a haven for crime and drugs into Manhattan’s Town Square . Guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 27
11:00 am

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Park Walks, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Park Tour

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 30
2:00 pm

Free
Birdwatchings, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 31
11:00 am

Free
Tours, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
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