Learn about the history, architecture, and personalities of 34th Street, now for no charge.
Since November 2015, 34th Street Partnership has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York to offer twice-weekly tours of the District. Led by trained MAS docents who know the neighborhood well, Tour34: Empire to Penn offers an entertaining and enlightening look at 34th Street’s history, architecture, and current status as a vibrant commercial center and transportation hub.
Hundreds of people have taken the tour, and have thus obtained a deeper knowledge of our dynamic neighborhood, including its landmarks, historic events, and the many colorful personalities making their mark here. Each tour is unique, but all cover the most prominent aspects of 34th Street. These tours are perfect for New Yorkers wanting to learn more about their city, and also for visitors seeking an experience beyond the usual sight-seeing.
Now we are pleased to announce that in February, the tours will be free of charge for all. Tour-takers can also show their ticket confirmation at the Wafels & Dinges kiosk at Herald Square and get a free coffee or soda with purchase of a waffle.
The 90-minute tours take place Fridays at 12:30pm and twice on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Pre-registration is required, and you can do so online.
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