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Jane’s Walk Weekend is Back—and Bigger than Ever

Jane's Walk NYCOn May 1, 2 & 3, MAS Hosts 200+ Free Walking Tours Across NYC, An Annual Tribute to Urban Activist Jane Jacobs
On May 1-3, thousands of New Yorkers will walk the city’s streets in honor of urban activist—and Robert Moses’ nemesis—Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walk NYC, hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), is an annual weekend-long celebration featuring 200+ free “walking conversations” throughout the five boroughs, led by urban enthusiasts and local experts who care deeply about their neighborhoods. “Jane’s Walk NYC has exploded in size from just 23 tours in 2011, to more than 200 coming up this May 1-3,” said Margaret Newman, Executive Director MAS. “This year’s incredible line-up of free ‘walking conversations’ takes New Yorkers on a tour through some of the biggest battles facing the five boroughs and the secret histories that helped make this the greatest city on earth. Where will you walk this year?” The full list of tours is available online at, including: And 100+ more! All of the MAS-sponsored walks combine the simple act of exploring neighborhoods with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement, reflecting Jacobs’ urging that a city’s health is dependent on having many “eyes on the street.” A typical walk is 90 minutes and is free and open to the public. Jane’s Walk NYC is supported by: Airbnb, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and TimeOut New York. For detailed information about Jane’s Walk and a full list of events, visit or email Stacey Anderson at Members of the press, please contact Meaghan Baron at Follow and contribute to Jane’s Walk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #janeswalknyc. The five best posts will get gift certificates good for 250+ MAS walking tours throughout the year! The best weekend all year