Janes Return Returns

Janes Walk

Led By Ralph Lewis AND Catherine Porter, Director

Building on the success of last year’s riotous walk, Janes Return will return to the controversial Penn Station district with more Janes—in-person and online—to march along the streets where Ms. Jacobs once fought to save the original terminal. For Janes Return Returns, this year’s diverse band of rabble-rousers will channel our inspirational namesake with short performances, including Jacobs’ own words. Carrying recreations of the iconic “Save Penn” signs, this live promenade will stop at sites currently in danger of demolition, conjuring the 1962 pickets that inspired NYC’s Landmarks law. In-person audiences can chant and sing along the way, while the Janes live-stream each other for online audiences who can’t make it to this rapidly changing neighborhood.


Excluding performance breaks along the way, our event involves 30 minutes of off & on walking, and it is also available online.

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
2:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture
Language: English
Penn Station under construction, some time between 1904 and 1920. Photo: Library of Congress, the Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection.