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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  2017
M T W T F S S
  1
  • Ice Skating in Central Park
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Location: Central Park
    Join a group of hostellers for ice skating in Central Park. Entrance is $8 and skate rental is $7.
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • How to be an Ally Workshop
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Location: HI New York City Hostel, 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    In this age of dangerously heightened rhetoric and targeting of 'others', many people are hoping to be a resource to support marginalized communities, but don't necessarily know how they can best be of assistance.

    Travel Unity is a not-for-profit focused on increasing diversity in the travel space – to best achieve our goals in a collaborative fashion, this session will provide us groundwork for how to apply best practices to work with those who we are seeking to serve.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-an-ally-workshop-presented-by-travel-unity-tickets-30895251529

  • 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.
2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
4
  • Chinese New Year Festival
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Year of the Rooster! Watch the Chinese New Year Festival.
  • 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
  • Indoor Food Market Visits
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Come hungry! Take a visit to three indoor markets in lower Manhattan.
  • 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.
7
  • Ice Skating in Central Park
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Location: Central Park
    Self-led trip to ice skate in Central Park. get directions from the receptions staff.
  • 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
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
11
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Explore one of New York's hippest neighborhoods and learn about its bohemian past.
  • 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
  • Bronx Walking Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    4 hour tour of this culturally rich borough lead by local expert Evan.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
    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
  • 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
  • Ice Skating in Central Park
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Location: Central Park
    Winter is coming to an end! One of your last chances to ice skate in Central Park!
  • 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.
  • Hostel Dinner
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Hostel dinner! Limited food.
23
  • Book Stores Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Tour a variety of NYC's best book stores including Strand, Mcnally Jackson, Housing Works, and Blustockings.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Queen's Tour
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Tour one of the most diverse places in the world! Costs $10. Bring your metro card.
  • 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.
  • Intro to Yoga
    Starts: 9:15 am
    Work out your body and mind with free yoga in the NY Room. Mats will be provided.
  • Neighborhood Tour
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Tour the hostel's neighborhood with a local historian. FREE.
  • Oscar's Watch Party
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Watch the biggest night in movies with your fellow hostellers. Free finger foods.
  • 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
  • Greenwich Village Tour
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Explore one of New York's hippest neighborhoods and learn about its bohemian past.
  • 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."
 

 

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