Jane’s Walk NYC 2021

Celebrating Jane Jacobs and New York City, May 3-9!

Throughout the challenges of the past year, many of us at MAS have found ourselves inspired in new and deeper ways by the mission of our annual Jane’s Walk festival. This volunteer-led celebration of urban life, inspired by Jane Jacobs, has always been a time to come together and share our love for this city.

Due to COVID-19, Jane’s Walk NYC was reimagined in 2020 and 2021 to provide new ways to explore, share stories about the city, and connect with your fellow New Yorkers. From self-guided strolls to zoom talks to social media activations, there was something for everyone to enjoy across the five boroughs.

You can look back at the full roster of 2021 Jane’s Walks below. We have made your search easy! Using the search bar or filters, you can select the walk type (an activity happening virtually or in real life, like a self-guided in-person walk), borough, theme, date, or on demand (content that you can access at any time). 

Thanks for making 2021 so meaningful. See you in May 2022!

Questions for the Jane’s Walk NYC team? Email janeswalknyc@mas.org.

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What is Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walk was founded to celebrate the life and legacy of urban activist, Jane Jacobs, who believed in the power of individuals to influence their city. It now takes place in more than 200 cities worldwide during the first weekend in May each year, with Jane’s Walk NYC, presented by the Municipal Art Society of New York, as the largest of these festivals. What started as a handful of walks in 2011 has since grown into a weekend of collective neighborhood storytelling featuring hundreds of walks online and across all five boroughs (this year, the festival will run for a full week!)

Who was Jane Jacobs?

Jane Jacobs was a famous urban activist and writer who lived from 1916-2006. She is best known for galvanizing New Yorkers to stop Robert Moses’ plans for an expressway through the West Village. She believed in the power of individuals to influence their city. Today, her principles are represented in participatory planning approaches that have been embraced in communities around the world. Click here for an illustrated guide of Jane Jacobs’ major ideas.

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Questions?

The Jane’s Walk NYC team is here to help. Contact us at janeswalknyc@mas.org.