The Union Square Partnership is excited to present a special walking tour of the Union Square neighborhood, as part of the Jane’s Walk initiative. We will convene on Saturday, May 2nd at 2PM in front of the Lincoln statue (along the 16th Street transverse). The tour will emphasize the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Jane’s Walks are an annual series of free, interdisciplinary walking tours, organized by the Municipal Art Society in New York City, during the first weekend in May. Inspired by urban theorist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), the tours allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of their neighborhoods. Jacobs was an influential author and grassroots activist who helped found the tenets of modern, community-based planning. This year’s walks take place on the weekend of her 99th birthday. For more information on Jacobs and the walks, check out the Jane’s Walk website.
Our Union Square tour is friendly for pets and strollers. The event is free and RSVP is not required. For more information, please see the event website or call (212) 517-1826.
Can’t make the Jane’s Walk? Check out our weekly walking tours of historic Union Square.