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Free Excursions in New York City

New York is a popular tourist city with skyscrapers, old mansions and parks that have their own mysteries, stories, destinies. Many people want to visit unusual places in the city, but it is not always so easy to find them on your own. By visiting New York tours for free, you will not only save money, but also get to know the city better, in a way that you did not even suspect before.

Every day there are free tours with a variety of interesting and scenic routes, where you will hear a lot of new things about New York City. Experienced guides will tell you amazing stories about buildings of various styles, about famous and talented writers, poets, composers, musicians, about fateful events in history that influenced thousands of destinies, about the mysterious places of the city, and much more.

Free NYC tours are based on the enthusiasm of the tour guide, but tips are always welcome!

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 05:30 PM-07:00 PM EDT  Marsha P. Johnson State Park

Sunset Bird Walk

Join our Environmental Education team on this sunset walk to learn the basics of birdwatching.

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 8, 2022 (Saturday)

 until Oct 31, 2022 (Wed, Sat)  12:00 AM-12:00 AM EDT

High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a free tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Published: March 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 until Oct 15, 2022 (on Sat)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM EDT  Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Weekly Guided Tours. American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey

Docent-led gallery tour of the current exhibition, American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico. Featuring the Contemporary Works of Timothy J. Clark.

Published: August 1, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Discover Jamaica Bay Tour Series: Hawk Watch at Fort Tilden

Please join Jamaica Bay Guardian, Don Riepe, and JBRPC for a special hawk watch atop Battery Harris East in Fort Tilden!

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 03:00 PM-04:30 PM EDT  Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Tour

Welcome to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace. On your tour, you will enter the 1832 parsonage that the Cleveland family lived in from 1834 to 1840. You will learn about family life in 1830`s Caldwell, and view numerous Cleveland family artifacts along with artifacts and exhibits related to Grover Cleveland’s time as president and beyond.

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 12:00 AM-12:00 AM EDT

Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan Hoenig

Susan Hoenig will lead a Walking Tour of Ecological Leaf Sculptures in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 2-4 pm

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 9, 2022 (Sunday)

 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Fall Foliage: Urban Nature Walk

It`s fall, which means new things to see outside! Join the Reservoir Preservation Alliance on another tour of the area directly outside of Reservoir #3 to look for and learn about the trees, small plants, and wildlife found in the Reservoir and throughout Jersey City.

Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 10, 2022 (Monday)

 01:00 PM-04:00 PM EDT  WNYC Transmitter Park

Wonderful World of Plants — Nature Awareness Walk

Welcome! The New York City EcoFlora Project is hosting a nature walk in order to document, identify, share, and enjoy the plants and organisms that grow spontaneously in NYC.

Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 12, 2022 (Wednesday)

 08:00 AM-09:00 AM EDT

Guided Bird Walk at The Battery

Join experienced birding guide Gabriel Willow on a walk through The Battery to observe the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 until December 21, 2022  11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT  Bryant Park

Bryant Park Public Tours

Go on an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Published: May 18, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

October 15, 2022 (Saturday)

 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT  Sandy Hook вАУ Gateway National Recreation Area

MCAS Oct Bird Walk at Sandy Hook

2-hour walk in search of birds migrating south along the coast to their wintering grounds. We will look for waterfowl, hawks, and passerines

Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT  West 116th Street & Riverside Drive

Explore Riverside Park`s Forever Wild Forest

In celebration of the City of Forest Day, Riverside Park Conservancy will host a family-friendly event at the Park`s 116th Street and Riverside Drive entrance and Forever Wild Forest.

Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

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