Tin Pan Alley, Birthplace of American Popular Music

With Miriam Berman

[Virtual Tour] Tin Pan Alley, 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, is the cradle of the music industry in the United States. Here, American popular music as we know it was first produced by sheet music publishers, songwriters and performers including Irving Berlin in the late 19th and early 20h century.This one block of 28th Street offers a glimpse into what has become a worldwide cultural force – pop music – at its specific place of creation. As an enclave of 19th-century structures, it is also largely intact as architecture. In 2019, Tin Pan Alley became an official New York City landmark following years of advocacy by the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project among many others.The designation was largely based on Tin Pan Alley’s cultural significance as the birthplace or American Popular Music as well as the contributions of East European Jewish and African American sheet music publishers, songwriters and performers.

For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.

Thursday, December 8
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Tickets:
Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Buildings on Tin Pan Alley, 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Photos: courtesy of Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project.