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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!

February 1, 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.
Body Logos Class in the New York Room
Starts: 10:15 am
Location: the New York Room
Looks like a body sculpting class, sounds like a meditation class. Join Tammy Wise, Broadway Dancer turned Tao Minister, bring Easter philosophy into Western fitness sensibilities in her mind body approach to strength. Meet in the New York Room at 10am for 10:15am start. If the weather is better, the class will be outside. For more information, e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org
Free Pub Crawl with Karissa
Starts: 9:00 pm
Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Our volunteer guide, Karissa, takes a group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials for HI Hostellers! All the pubs are along Columbus, Amsterdam, and Broadway north of the hostel.
Free Comedy Party with Gibran
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.
February 2, 2015
Live Jazz in the hostel cafe
Starts: 8:00 pm
Location: the hostel cafe
Live music in the hostel cafe is our monthly music series. This series is produced by Newer Sounds. Join in the hostel cafe. This is a free event.
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.
February 3, 2015
Free High Line Walking Tour
Starts: 3:00 pm
Join this walking tour as you visit some of the popular locations along the High Line Park. This 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.
February 4, 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)
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)
Pub Wednesdays at Lions Head
Starts: 9:45 pm
Go to a fun local bar with drinks specials.
February 5, 2015
Staten Island Ferry Tour
Starts: 3:00 pm
Join this free walking tour. First start and visit downtown financial district near Wall Street, Federal Hall and the Charging Bull. Then ride the Staten Island Ferry at sunset and then return after dark to see the city at night.
Free Live Music Guitar Series at the hostel
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: the hostel
Pub Crawl with Christina & Rebecca
Starts: 9:00 pm
Location: 891 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Our volunteer guides, Christina and Frankie, take the group out to check out the neighborhood nightlife scene. Cheap drink specials! This is a free volunteer-lead tour.
February 6, 2015
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.
February 7, 2015
Free High Line Walking Tour
Starts: 3:00 pm
Join this walking tour as you visit some of the popular locations along the High Line Park. This tour meets in the hostel lobby.
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.

 

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