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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!

March  2017
M T W T F S S
  1
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • Tea and Cookies
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Free tea and cookies in the hostel.
2
  • Book Stores Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour a variety of NYC's bookstores including Strand, Housing Works, Mcnally Jackson, and Bluestockings.
  • 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.
3
  • Central Park Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Learn the history of the park and see all its famous sites and attractions, including a grand plaza, fountains, a castle, waterfalls, pools, ponds, lakes, a reservoir, a formal Garden,
    grand bridges, dense woods, the Great Lawn, beautiful meadows,
    famous statues, movie locations, famous buildings and MUCH MORE. This is a free volunteer-led tour which last 2 to 3 hours. Meet in the lobby
  • Brooklyn Twilight Tour
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Our expert tour guide Bill will take you on a walk through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO before ending at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Promenade to take in the Manhattan skyline at sunset.
4
  • 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.
  • Bronx Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Tour one of New York's historic boroughs with a local! Cost is $10
  • Saturday Pub Outing
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Join fellow hostellers for a trip to a local pub.
5
  • 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.
6
  • Lower Manhattan Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour all the major sites in Lower Manhattan! $10 to participate! Bring your metro card.
  • SoFar Sounds Live Music
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Free live music from New York's most talented local musicians.
  • Welcome Party at the hostel
    Starts: 8:00 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 in the Upper West Side
    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.
7
  • Tea and Cookies
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Free tea and cookies in the hostel.
  • 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."
8
  • Meditation Class
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Start your day off right with guided mediation. Meet in the lobby.
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour one of NYC's most diverse boroughs with a local! $10
  • Trivia Night at Amity Hall
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Test your knowledge at a local bar! Make sure to sign up at the activities board in the hostel by 12pm on Wednesday.
9
  • Book Stores Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour a variety of NYC's bookstores including Strand, Housing Works, Mcnally Jackson, and Bluestockings.
  • 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.
10
  • Central Park Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Learn the history of the park and see all its famous sites and attractions, including a grand plaza, fountains, a castle, waterfalls, pools, ponds, lakes, a reservoir, a formal Garden,
    grand bridges, dense woods, the Great Lawn, beautiful meadows,
    famous statues, movie locations, famous buildings and MUCH MORE. This is a free volunteer-led tour which last 2 to 3 hours. Meet in the lobby
  • Brooklyn Twilight Tour
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Our expert tour guide Bill will take you on a walk through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO before ending at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Promenade to take in the Manhattan skyline at sunset.
11
  • 30 Minute Guided Meditation
    Starts: 9:15 am
    New York can be hectic. Start your day off on the right foot with a 30 minute guided meditation. In the Soho Room.
  • 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.
  • Saturday Pub Outing
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Join fellow hostellers for a trip to a local pub.
12
  • 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.
  • Yoga
    Starts: 9:15 am
    Keep your mind and body fit as you travel. Free yoga.
  • 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.
13
  • Lower Manhattan Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour all the major sites in Lower Manhattan! $10 to participate! Bring your metro card.
  • 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 in the Upper West Side
    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.
14
  • Book Stores Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour 3 independent book stores in Manhattan including Mcnally Jackson, Housing Works, and Strand.
  • 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."
15
  • Meditation
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Start your day right with a 30 minute guided mediation session!
  • Tea and Cookies
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Free tea and cookies in the hostel.
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • Magnet Theater
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Free improv at Magnet Theater!
16
  • 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.
17
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Watch the world famous St. Patrick's Day Parade!
  • Brooklyn Twilight Tour
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Our expert tour guide Bill will take you on a walk through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO before ending at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Promenade to take in the Manhattan skyline at sunset.
18
  • 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.
  • Saturday Pub Outing
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Join fellow hostellers for a trip to a local pub.
19
  • 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.
20
  • Lower Manhattan Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour all the major sites in Lower Manhattan! $10 to participate! Bring your metro card.
  • 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 in the Upper West Side
    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.
21
  • Harlem Tour
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Tour this historical neighborhood with local nonprofit and Harlem experts Harlem One Stop.
  • 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."
22
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • Tea and Cookies
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Free tea and cookies in the hostel.
  • Improv Show at Magnet Theater
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Location: Magnet Theater
    Free improv comedy show at the incredible Magnet Theater
23
  • Book Store Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour the best independent book stores in NYC! List includes Mcnally Jackson, Housing Works, and Strand.
  • 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.
24
  • Brooklyn Twilight Tour
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Our expert tour guide Bill will take you on a walk through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO before ending at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Promenade to take in the Manhattan skyline at sunset.
  • 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.
  • 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.
25
  • 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.
  • Saturday Pub Outing
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Join fellow hostellers for a trip to a local pub.
26
  • 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.
27
  • Lower Manhattan Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour all the major sites in Lower Manhattan! $10 to participate! Bring your metro card.
  • 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 in the Upper West Side
    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.
28
  • Harlem Tour
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Tour this historical neighborhood with local nonprofit and Harlem experts Harlem One Stop.
  • 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."
29
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • Food Market Tour
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Tour the best food markets of Manhattan! Tour is free but bring money for food.
  • 30 Minute Meditation
    Starts: 11:00 am
    NYC can be a hectic place. Take a free 30 minute guide mediation class.
  • Brooklyn Club Night
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Get drinks in one of the hippest neighborhoods in New York, Williamsburg. Dance the night away at Bembe's AfroBeats night.
30
  • 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.
31
  • Central Park Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Learn the history of the park and see all its famous sites and attractions, including a grand plaza, fountains, a castle, waterfalls, pools, ponds, lakes, a reservoir, a formal Garden,
    grand bridges, dense woods, the Great Lawn, beautiful meadows,
    famous statues, movie locations, famous buildings and MUCH MORE. This is a free volunteer-led tour which last 2 to 3 hours. Meet in the lobby
  • Community Expressions
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Free food and art performance. Local high school students prepare food and showcase art.
 

 

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