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Daily Activities. There's always something FUN happening at HI-New York.

Come Join Us!

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!

What You Need to Do for All Tours

  • Sign up on the tour board in the lobby: please note that tours will be cancelled if there are not at least 5 people signed up and ready to go on the tour.
  • Bring Metrocard for the subway ($2.50 per one way ride and $30 for a weekly subway Metrocard).
  • Meet in the lobby at the start time for all tours.
  • Note any other special instructions on the signup sheet on the tour board in the lobby.
  • For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm in advance.

Look at our activity calendar schedule!

April 18, 2015
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. (Please note – Jerry's tour is not guaranteed month's in advance – This tour is not guaranteed every week – e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm future dates)
All-Star Comedy Show with Ben
Starts: 9:00 pm
Do you love Comedy? Come to the hostel theater room for a free comedy show with some of the best performers in NYC. Free show for all hostel guests.
Clubbing Downtown
Starts: 10:00 pm
Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Join a group as they head to one of the best clubs in New York City. The group will receive discounted or free entry to the club if they go with the hostel group.
April 19, 2015
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.
New York Travel Festival
Starts: 11:00 am
Is travel an integral part of your life?
Then the New York Travel Festival is for you.
Whether you’re a travel industry professional (or would like to be), content creator or just someone who loves to travel, NY Trav Fest is a place where you will feel welcome.
Pub Night at the West End
Starts: 9:00 pm
Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Join our pub night to a local bar nearby the hostel with drink specials. Meet in the lobby at 9pm. This event is free to join.
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.
April 20, 2015
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
Free Brooklyn at Twilight Tour
Starts: 5:00 pm
Location: Twilight Tour
Join our free walking tour to Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo for amazing views of the NY skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. 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 West End
Starts: 9:45 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.
April 21, 2015
Free Brooklyn Bridge Tour
Starts: 10:00 am
Join the free Brooklyn Bridge walking tour. Learn about the history and great views of NYC. Go to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the newest and best parks in NYC. Tour meets in the hostel lobby.
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."
Bar Tuesdays at 3 Sheets
Starts: 11:00 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.
April 22, 2015
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. (Please note – this tour is not guaranteed in advance – e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm all future dates)
Free Earth Day NYC Tour
Starts: 11:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day by going to Union Square for Earth Day in NYC. Learn about going Green and the history of Earth day.
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. (Please note – this tour is not guaranteed in advance – e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm all future dates)
Live Music with Vita in the hostel cafe
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: the hostel cafe
Pub & Karaoke at the West End
Starts: 9:45 pm
Go to a fun local bar with drinks specials with karaoke!!
April 23, 2015
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.
April 24, 2015
Free Cupcake Tour of SoHo & the Village
Starts: 10:00 am
Join this free walking tour. See some of the best shopping, food spots and parks in NYC. This walking tour is great way to find some new place downtown in NYC. Meet in the hostel lobby at 10am.
Fun NYC Comedy Club Tour
Starts: 5:00 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.
Peoples Music Network Song & Poetry Night
Starts: 7:00 pm
Good afternoon, all!

This evening we'll be hosting 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.

This is a monthly event happening on the last Friday of every month. Thanks so much.

-Ari

Clubbing Downtown
Starts: 10:30 pm
Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Join a group as they head to one of the best clubs in New York City. The group will receive discounted or free entry to the club if they go with the hostel group.

 

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