New Amsterdam City Hall to New York City Hall

Janes Walk

Led By Barbara Woods

Explore what is now called Fi-Di, but once was New Amsterdam’s City Hall. Walk up Broadway, the first path of Manhattan and take time to hear about the people and animals who worked, fought, and died along the way. Experience the area where PT Barnum’s Circus went up in flames and see where elephants, snakes, and PT’s employees made their way up Broadway to safety. Some say you can still see them….

Where is one of the most famous Hamlets buried? To be or not to be…. that is the question!

Wear comfortable shoes as some of the areas are uneven. If the day is warm, please bring water.

Walk areas should be wheelchair accessible with curb cuts. There will be some uneven areas such as cemetery paths and sidewalks. If needed, talk can be held on even sidewalk areas and those that choose to go into the cemetery can. There may be opportunities to use the public areas of the churches along the way.
Location Information

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


Friday, May 6, 2022
3:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
New York City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Momos.