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Be a Jane’s Walk Host May 4 and 5

The Municipal Art Society is thrilled to announce the dates for our third annual Jane’s Walk NYC, to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th.  Just as Jane Jacobs urged residents to become advocates for their communities, MAS is excited for you to become the “eyes on the street” and lead a walk or bike tour of an area of the city, on a subject that you’re passionate about.  Submit your walk today.

Started in Toronto in 2007, and now celebrated in almost 100 cities around the world, Jane’s Walk honors the legacy of dedicated urban activist Jane Jacobs, who championed the uniqueness of urban neighborhoods and celebrated the ‘locals’ who keep them strong, livable and resilient.

If you have a special interest in any neighborhood within the five boroughs, or would simply like to explore an area of the city, think about becoming a walk host so you can share your knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow New Yorkers and visitors alike.

Walk hosts will be responsible for planning a route through their chosen neighborhood and leading a guided walk for other Jane’s Walkers along that route. Walks generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours (walks must be a minimum of 30 minutes) and can be led on May 4th, May 5th, or both days.  We encourage you to lead your walk at least twice over the weekend.

You may select to host a tour beginning at either 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, 6PM, 9PM, and we will be in touch to confirm the details of your walk and provide any help you may need in planning.

MAS will be facilitating an orientation session for walk hosts on April 11th at 6PM and April 15th at 1PM and hope you can attend one of these alternate times.  A degree of flexibility regarding starting time and location is very deeply appreciated, although we’ll certainly do our best to accommodate your preferences. Please also be aware that the call for walk submissions with close on April 26th at 6PM and entries are reviewed/scheduled on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit, the better!

We hope you can join us to honor the lasting legacy of Jane Jacobs—a woman who profoundly influenced our city—through sharing your own passion for New York.