Jane’s Walk NYC Coming May 6–8
Municipal Art Society Hosts Annual Festival Featuring 175+ Free Neighborhood Walks
The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) announced that Jane’s Walk NYC, a festival celebrating Jane Jacobs and urban life, will be held May 6–8, 2022. This year, Jane’s Walk NYC will feature a variety of virtual and socially distanced formats, including in-person guided group walks, self-guided in-person walks, virtual talks, social media activations, and more.
Jane’s Walks are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required for in-person events. Several of the most popular 2022 walks are already at capacity so interested participants are encouraged to register early.
“Throughout the challenges of 2020 and 2021, many of us at MAS have found ourselves inspired in new and deeper ways by the mission of our annual Jane’s Walk festival,” said Elizabeth Goldstein, President of MAS. “This volunteer-led celebration of neighborhood life has always been a time to come together and share our love for this city. And this year feels even more special, as we are excited to offer in-person guided group walks for the first time since 2019.”
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Where will you walk this year?
- Buzz through the LES with a pollinator path walk through community gardens
- Enjoy a day at the beach in Far Rockaway without ever leaving the five boroughs
- Visit the Bronx’s newest park: Ferry Point, which opened just last year
- Catch a glimpse of Staten Island’s thriving arts scene at the studios of Snug Harbor
- Learn the stories of Williamsburg’s vanished music venues
- Do your part to help clean up the shores of Newtown Creek
- Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance
- Get a crash course in urban composting at Hudson River Park
These are just a few of the hundreds of walks taking place May 6–8!
About 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, 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!).Download Press Release