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Every day of the week we have organized our tours and outings to introduce you to the city’s sights through the eyes of a New Yorker, and every evening there are activities and events to entertain you and help you meet other travelers (as well as experience the city without even leaving the neighborhood!) Let us show you why WE LOVE NY!

Daytime Walking Tours

Our daily walking tours give you the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of a local and learn about NYC’s rich history and culture. Perfect for those who want to see something off the beaten track after seeing all the major attractions!

For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm in advance.

Check out our activity calendar schedule!

September  2016
M T W T F S S
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  • Exercise Walk in Central Park
    Starts: 7:50 am
    BAiP welcomes overnight guests and residents of Hostelling International New York to join us as we walk briskly in Central Park. This is a free outing with limited group size of six people. Meet in the lobby. Please sign up in advance in the hostel lobby.
  • Fun Met Museum Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    This fun tour explores the highlights of one of the greatest museums in the world: from an Ancient Egyptian temple to Japanese samurai armor, old master paintings to contemporary American sculpture, and so much more. Discover the art of cultures from around the world and spanning 6000 years. Your guide, Nadja Hansen, is an art historian and experienced museum educator. This tour meets in the hostel lobby. The tour is $12 per person and the price included admission to the museum.
  • Jerry's Midtown Tour with Central Park
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Here are some highlights from the tour. This tour is 5 hours long. $10 per person. Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, 72nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Finish with Pizza* Party at a favorite local NYC pizza spot. *Pizza is not included in price of tour.
  • Chillin' & Grillin' BBQ at HI-NYC
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Chillin & Grillin' – Every Monday & Thursday on the hostel patio.
    Back by popular demand…Summer BBQs @ HI NYC.
    Grab a bite to eat while relaxing and meeting new people from around the world.
    Only $7.99 for a burger or chicken, chips, salad and a drink.
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Fun Pub Crawl with Raj & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Raj and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
2
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join NY Comedy Club tour as you visit comedy clubs. Then go to a two comedy show. After grab a REAL New York pizza slice. Finally, go to Coyote Ugly bar. The outing is $10 per person. Please meet in the lobby.
3
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All day marathon tour of NYC! Bring your walking shoes! Starting in Brooklyn Heights, you will see the following sights and much more. Here is a list of some areas covered in the tour. View Manhattan from Brooklyn Promenade, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, stop at City Hall and Ground Zero, walk along Wall Street, and then take the Staten Island Ferry. After downtown, you will visit Chinatown, Soho, Greenwich Village, the Flatiron District, and Times Sq. The tour guide is Jerry Balch. The cost is $10 per person.
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
4
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Take a tour Columbia University and St. John the Divine, followed by a visit to a Baptist Church in the heart of 125th Street for a Sunday-morning gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Taste of East Harlem Group
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Location: La Marqueta, 1607 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Join the Taste of East Harlem outing. Vendy Plaza is an outdoor market series that brings together Vendy Award finalists and emerging local food vendors to East Harlem’s La Marqueta. On Sundays they have live music, celebrate the culture of El Barrio, live kitchen demos, and a beer garden featuring a wide range of beers! Meet in the lobby and join Sharrod, our volunteer leader. This is a free outing.
  • Free Sunday Comedy Show
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join our in-house comedy show each Sunday night which is hosted by Gibran, a local comedian. Don't miss the fun in the theater room.
5
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Pub Mondays at the Jakes
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Join a group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials at a great local bar.
6
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All-day all-you can see in NYC marathon tour with the hostel's veteran award-winning guide, Jerry. For those who can't make it to his Saturday Grand Tour – you're in luck! We have a Tuesday tour as well. $10 per person.
  • Free Comedy, Music, Poetry
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    "A hilarious variety show filled with stand up comedy, improv, live music and spoken poetry. The show features some of NYC's most talented up and coming performers from one of the greatest cities in the world. Come watch them here, before they make it the big screen."
7 8
  • Fun Met Museum Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    This fun tour explores the highlights of one of the greatest museums in the world: from an Ancient Egyptian temple to Japanese samurai armor, old master paintings to contemporary American sculpture, and so much more. Discover the art of cultures from around the world and spanning 6000 years. Your guide, Nadja Hansen, is an art historian and experienced museum educator. This tour meets in the hostel lobby. The tour is $12 per person and the price included admission to the museum.
  • Jerry's Midtown Tour with Central Park
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Here are some highlights from the tour. This tour is 5 hours long. $10 per person. Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, 72nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Finish with Pizza* Party at a favorite local NYC pizza spot. *Pizza is not included in price of tour.
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Fun Pub Crawl with Raj & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Raj and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
9
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join NY Comedy Club tour as you visit comedy clubs. Then go to a two comedy show. After grab a REAL New York pizza slice. Finally, go to Coyote Ugly bar. The outing is $10 per person. Please meet in the lobby.
10
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All day marathon tour of NYC! Bring your walking shoes! Starting in Brooklyn Heights, you will see the following sights and much more. Here is a list of some areas covered in the tour. View Manhattan from Brooklyn Promenade, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, stop at City Hall and Ground Zero, walk along Wall Street, and then take the Staten Island Ferry. After downtown, you will visit Chinatown, Soho, Greenwich Village, the Flatiron District, and Times Sq. The tour guide is Jerry Balch. The cost is $10 per person.
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
11
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Take a tour Columbia University and St. John the Divine, followed by a visit to a Baptist Church in the heart of 125th Street for a Sunday-morning gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Taste of East Harlem Group
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Location: La Marqueta, 1607 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Join the Taste of East Harlem outing. Vendy Plaza is an outdoor market series that brings together Vendy Award finalists and emerging local food vendors to East Harlem’s La Marqueta. On Sundays they have live music, celebrate the culture of El Barrio, live kitchen demos, and a beer garden featuring a wide range of beers! Meet in the lobby and join Sharrod, our volunteer leader. This is a free outing.
  • Free Sunday Comedy Show
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join our in-house comedy show each Sunday night which is hosted by Gibran, a local comedian. Don't miss the fun in the theater room.
12
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Pub Mondays at the Jakes
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Join a group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials at a great local bar.
13
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All-day all-you can see in NYC marathon tour with the hostel's veteran award-winning guide, Jerry. For those who can't make it to his Saturday Grand Tour – you're in luck! We have a Tuesday tour as well. $10 per person.
  • Free Comedy, Music, Poetry
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    "A hilarious variety show filled with stand up comedy, improv, live music and spoken poetry. The show features some of NYC's most talented up and coming performers from one of the greatest cities in the world. Come watch them here, before they make it the big screen."
14 15
  • Fun Met Museum Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    This fun tour explores the highlights of one of the greatest museums in the world: from an Ancient Egyptian temple to Japanese samurai armor, old master paintings to contemporary American sculpture, and so much more. Discover the art of cultures from around the world and spanning 6000 years. Your guide, Nadja Hansen, is an art historian and experienced museum educator. This tour meets in the hostel lobby. The tour is $12 per person and the price included admission to the museum.
  • Jerry's Midtown Tour with Central Park
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Here are some highlights from the tour. This tour is 5 hours long. $10 per person. Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, 72nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Finish with Pizza* Party at a favorite local NYC pizza spot. *Pizza is not included in price of tour.
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Fun Pub Crawl with Raj & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Raj and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
16
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join NY Comedy Club tour as you visit comedy clubs. Then go to a two comedy show. After grab a REAL New York pizza slice. Finally, go to Coyote Ugly bar. The outing is $10 per person. Please meet in the lobby.
17
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All day marathon tour of NYC! Bring your walking shoes! Starting in Brooklyn Heights, you will see the following sights and much more. Here is a list of some areas covered in the tour. View Manhattan from Brooklyn Promenade, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, stop at City Hall and Ground Zero, walk along Wall Street, and then take the Staten Island Ferry. After downtown, you will visit Chinatown, Soho, Greenwich Village, the Flatiron District, and Times Sq. The tour guide is Jerry Balch. The cost is $10 per person.
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
18
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Take a tour Columbia University and St. John the Divine, followed by a visit to a Baptist Church in the heart of 125th Street for a Sunday-morning gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Free Sunday Comedy Show
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join our in-house comedy show each Sunday night which is hosted by Gibran, a local comedian. Don't miss the fun in the theater room.
19
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Pub Mondays at the Jakes
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Join a group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials at a great local bar.
20
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All-day all-you can see in NYC marathon tour with the hostel's veteran award-winning guide, Jerry. For those who can't make it to his Saturday Grand Tour – you're in luck! We have a Tuesday tour as well. $10 per person.
  • Free Comedy, Music, Poetry
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    "A hilarious variety show filled with stand up comedy, improv, live music and spoken poetry. The show features some of NYC's most talented up and coming performers from one of the greatest cities in the world. Come watch them here, before they make it the big screen."
21
  • Upper West Side Peace Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Explore one of the hippest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Greenwich Village is home to NYU, Washington Square Park, and much much more. In the 1960's this bohemian enclave was the center of New York's counterculture art scene. Today, the neighborhood has changed greatly due to gentrification, but it hasn't lost any of its charm. This tour is $10 per person and you will need a metrocard to go on the tour. The tour meets in the hostel lobby.
  • Mandala Cafe – Volunteer for Sleep for Peace
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Location: W 116th and Adam Clayton Powell
    As part of our Sleep for Peace Week, we offer hostel guests to serve food to New Yorkers in need of a meal. In conjunction with Mandala Cafe.
22
  • Yoga on the Lawn
    Starts: 9:30 am
  • Fun Met Museum Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    This fun tour explores the highlights of one of the greatest museums in the world: from an Ancient Egyptian temple to Japanese samurai armor, old master paintings to contemporary American sculpture, and so much more. Discover the art of cultures from around the world and spanning 6000 years. Your guide, Nadja Hansen, is an art historian and experienced museum educator. This tour meets in the hostel lobby. The tour is $12 per person and the price included admission to the museum.
  • Jerry's Midtown Tour with Central Park
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Here are some highlights from the tour. This tour is 5 hours long. $10 per person. Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, 72nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Finish with Pizza* Party at a favorite local NYC pizza spot. *Pizza is not included in price of tour.
  • Peace Ping Pong Tournament – Sleep for Peace
    Starts: 7:00 pm
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Fun Pub Crawl with Raj & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Raj and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
23
  • Lower Manhattan Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
  • Harlem Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour
    Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join NY Comedy Club tour as you visit comedy clubs. Then go to a two comedy show. After grab a REAL New York pizza slice. Finally, go to Coyote Ugly bar. The outing is $10 per person. Please meet in the lobby.
  • Peoples Music Network Song & Poetry Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Our monthly Song and Poetry night hosted by the People's Music Network. They'll be in the New York Room, and anyone is welcome to join in.
24
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
25
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Take a tour Columbia University and St. John the Divine, followed by a visit to a Baptist Church in the heart of 125th Street for a Sunday-morning gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Taste of East Harlem
    Starts: 11:30 am
  • Sofar Sounds Live Music
    Starts: 3:30 pm
  • Free Sunday Comedy Show
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join our in-house comedy show each Sunday night which is hosted by Gibran, a local comedian. Don't miss the fun in the theater room.
26
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Pub Mondays at the Jakes
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Join a group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials at a great local bar.
27
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    All-day all-you can see in NYC marathon tour with the hostel's veteran award-winning guide, Jerry. For those who can't make it to his Saturday Grand Tour – you're in luck! We have a Tuesday tour as well. $10 per person.
  • Free Comedy, Music, Poetry
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    "A hilarious variety show filled with stand up comedy, improv, live music and spoken poetry. The show features some of NYC's most talented up and coming performers from one of the greatest cities in the world. Come watch them here, before they make it the big screen."
28 29
  • Fun Met Museum Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    This fun tour explores the highlights of one of the greatest museums in the world: from an Ancient Egyptian temple to Japanese samurai armor, old master paintings to contemporary American sculpture, and so much more. Discover the art of cultures from around the world and spanning 6000 years. Your guide, Nadja Hansen, is an art historian and experienced museum educator. This tour meets in the hostel lobby. The tour is $12 per person and the price included admission to the museum.
  • Jerry's Midtown Tour with Central Park
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Here are some highlights from the tour. This tour is 5 hours long. $10 per person. Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, 72nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Finish with Pizza* Party at a favorite local NYC pizza spot. *Pizza is not included in price of tour.
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Location: the hostel
    Don't miss the best party of the week at the hostel. We host a meet up for all guests who are staying at the hostel. Come for drinks and music. Stay for all the new friends that you will meet.
  • Fun Pub Crawl with Raj & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Raj and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
30
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Join NY Comedy Club tour as you visit comedy clubs. Then go to a two comedy show. After grab a REAL New York pizza slice. Finally, go to Coyote Ugly bar. The outing is $10 per person. Please meet in the lobby.
 

 

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