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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!

March 29, 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.
March 30, 2015
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.
March 31, 2015
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. (Please note – Jerry's tour is not guaranteed months in advance – This tour is not guaranteed every week – e-mail activities.newyork@hiusa.org to confirm future dates)
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 1, 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 & Karaoke at the West End
Starts: 9:45 pm
Go to a fun local bar with drinks specials with karaoke!!
April 2, 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 3, 2015
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.
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.
April 4, 2015
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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