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When you stay at HI NYC, we’ll show you what New York is really all about!  Sure, we’ll help you see the sights that you’ve always dreamed about.  We’ll also share some the local gems so you can experience New York through the eyes of a New Yorker.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends, our daily tours and events are a great way to meet other travelers from different places and cultures.

For those traveling with a group of 10 or more, please email activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm in advance of your arrival.  Thanks!

Check out our activity calendar schedule!

February  2016
M T W T F S S
1
  • Central Park 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
  • 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.
2
  • 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."
3
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Take a tour of Harlem, followed by a visit to a church in the heart of harlem for a gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Ed. $10 per person.
4
  • 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 Crawl with Christina & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Christina and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
5
  • Central Park 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
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    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.
6
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Long known for crime, danger, poverty, The Bronx has also been the home and birthplace of legends from the world of music, fashion, literature, sports, show biz and government. Mostly rebuilt since the days when arson and crime ruled the streets, The Bronx is a vibrant and diverse community, home to bustling shopping districts and big, beautiful parks. Join this walking tour. This tour is $10 per person and you will need a metrocard to go on the tour. The tour meets in the hostel lobby.
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: the Theater
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
7
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: HI New York Activity Calendar
    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
    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.
8
  • Central Park 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
  • 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.
9
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 11:00 am
    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.
  • Salsa Tuesday in NY Room
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Location: NY Room
  • 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."
10
  • Ice Skating in Central Park with Miriam
    Starts: 9:15 am
    Join ice skating in Central Park
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Take a tour of Harlem, followed by a visit to a church in the heart of harlem for a gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Ed. $10 per person.
  • East Village Pub Night with Elisa
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Join a fun pub night in the East Village with Elisa. Go to cool cheap bars and have fun!
11
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Punk Rock, Politics, Hippies, & Hipsters: The heart of NYC's counter-culture, the Village is home to bohemians, punks, gays & hipsters. Visit the famous Washington Square Park & nightclubs where legends like Jimi Hendrix & the Ramones got their start. Great nightlife spots & souvenir shopping! Join our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • 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 Crawl with Christina & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Christina and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
12
  • Central Park 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
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    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.
13
  • Jerry's Grand Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    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.
  • Magic Show in the Theater
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Location: the Theater
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
14
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: HI New York Activity Calendar
    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
    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.
15
  • Central Park 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
  • 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.
16
  • 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."
17
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Punk Rock, Politics, Hippies, & Hipsters: The heart of NYC's counter-culture, the Village is home to bohemians, punks, gays & hipsters. Visit the famous Washington Square Park & nightclubs where legends like Jimi Hendrix & the Ramones got their start. Great nightlife spots & souvenir shopping! Join our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Take a tour of Harlem, followed by a visit to a church in the heart of harlem for a gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Ed. $10 per person.
18
  • 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 Crawl with Christina & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Christina and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
19
  • Central Park 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
  • Fun NYC Comedy & Clubbing Night
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    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.
20
  • 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: the Theater
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
21
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: HI New York Activity Calendar
    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
    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.
22
  • Central Park 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
  • 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.
23
  • 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."
24
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Punk Rock, Politics, Hippies, & Hipsters: The heart of NYC's counter-culture, the Village is home to bohemians, punks, gays & hipsters. Visit the famous Washington Square Park & nightclubs where legends like Jimi Hendrix & the Ramones got their start. Great nightlife spots & souvenir shopping! Join our licensed tour guide, Evan. $10 per person.
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Take a tour of Harlem, followed by a visit to a church in the heart of harlem for a gospel service with our licensed tour guide, Ed. $10 per person.
25
  • 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 Crawl with Christina & Rebecca
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
    Our volunteer guides, Christina and Rebecca, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
26
  • Central Park 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
  • 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
    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.
27
  • 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: the Theater
    Don't miss this fun in-house hostel event! A magic show in the theater!
28
  • Harlem Gospel Tour
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Location: HI New York Activity Calendar
    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
    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.
29
  • Central Park 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
  • 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.
 

 

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