Public Events


When we first started Jane’s Walk NYC back in 2011, we had only 23 walks, and in just a few neighborhoods. In five short years, Jane’s Walk has exploded. On May 1-3, thousands of New Yorkers took part in over 200 Jane’s walks, in every corner of all five boroughs of our great city!

From a multi-day stroll down Flatbush to hidden woodlands on Staten Island, from the history of gay bars in Manhattan to the changing retail face of neighborhoods, from hard-hat tours of new parks to whole neighborhoods under construction – this weekend helped us reflect on and celebrate our great, diverse city.

See photos on Facebook and Flickr (check back – we keep adding more every day!), and add your voice to the thousands of conversations sparked with #JanesWalkNYC.

Sign up as a MAS MemberLoved it? Missed it? Join us all year on an MAS tour! And when you become an MAS member, you’ll help us advance the best ideas for tomorrow, while serving as your partner in shaping the future of New York’s neighborhoods. You’ll also receive free tours, 25% off tours throughout the year, and priority registration for tours that sell out quickly.

This summer, we will plunder the depths of Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay in search of washed-up treasures, stroll through unique and historic Ming Dynasty-inspired gardens in Staten Island, and bask in the city’s glow atop one of our majestic bridges on our Bridges and Sunsets series. Our tours program, led by award-wining guides since 1956, connects New Yorkers with the city we all love—won’t you join us? See the full tour schedule. And book fast – these sell out!

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Upcoming Events and Programs

Pitching the City
Friday, May 29
Join MAS and Architizer for the design competition that kicks off the New Museum’s biennial IDEAS CITY Festival!

2015 JKO Medal Gala & After Dark Party
Thursday, June 4
Black tie dinner honoring Daniel L. Doctoroff, followed by cocktails, dessert and dancing hosted by the MAS Urbanists at Cipriani – 25 Broadway.
See photos from the 2014 After Dark Party »»

Building a Sustainable Civic Commons
Thursday, June 11th
Innovators from cities across the U.S. and Canada will convene for a dynamic conversation on the importance of the civic commons

Save the Date: 2015 MAS Summit for NYC
October 22-23
140+ speakers and 1,000+ urban advocates debated the future of New York City at last year’s Summit.


Discover New York on an MAS Tour
MAS offers over 250 tours every year, in addition to a daily tour at Grand Central Terminal.

NYCxDESIGN: Reconnection
May 18, 9AM
Join MAS Executive Director Margaret Newman on a walking tour, where we’ll explore how careful design can reconnect our city’s neighborhoods.

Previous Event Highlights

Annual Members Meeting
February 26, 2015
MAS members are invited to a rich discussion around the future of New York City and the important role MAS serves as your partner in shaping our neighborhoods.

March 5 & 6, 2015
Conference on innovation and entrepreneurship in cities hosted by the Committee for Urban Entrepreneurship.

Urbanist Open House
April 1
“The Equitable Waterfront” panel discussion and reception.
See photos on Flickr »

2015 MASterworks Awards
April 16, 2015
Celebrating excellence in architecture and urban design.

See more photos of our events on Flickr »»

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