Historic Chinatown Walking Tour: Exploring Two Centuries of Chinatown History

Janes Walk


Led By Rev. Dr. Bayer Jack-Wah Lee AND Richard Moses, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

This is a special tour of Manhattan’s Chinatown, one of NYC’s best known and best loved neighborhoods. You’ll experience century old streetscapes peppered with Chinese-inspired ornamentation, traditional Chinese restaurants, shops and religious institutions, and a wonderful street life found nowhere else.

Having faced difficult challenges due to the economy, Covid-19, and racist violence, Chinatown has been climbing back – come witness the vibrancy of this unique, irreplaceable, yet endangered historic urban environment.


We will be traveling along typical New York City sidewalks and streets, for roughly (guesstimated) one mile. There are nearby subway and Citibike stations.

Location Information

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


Sunday, May 7, 2023
3:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Mott Street at night with festive lights
Looking north on Mott Street in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, MusikAnimal. Modifications: photo cropped.