Exploring the Lower East Side’s Historic Water Story

Janes Walk

Led By Jennifer Bombardier, Environmental Education Manager, Lower East Side Ecology Center

Have you ever wondered how the city’s streets got their names? Join this walking tour with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to learn about the famous Canal Street. From the natural landscape of Manahatta to the industrialization of the city and the development of modern water systems, we will explore the relationship between human history and the city’s natural waterways.

This is an in-person walk. We will meet in front of the Seward Park Library at 3 pm. After a brief introduction, we will embark on a 1 mile walk ending at Collect Pond Park. We will stop throughout the walk to discuss the landmarks and historical context. Bring comfortable shoes and drinking water.


This is a 1 mile walk. The meeting location is located near the East Broadway station on the F and a citibike station. The closest subways to the ending location (Collect Pond Park) are the Canal Street J, Z, 4, and 6 lines. We will be walking on busy streets.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
3:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Environment, History & Culture
Language: English
The walkway in the East River Park, Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped.