Art, Sex and Rock & Roll: New York on the Cultural Edge

New York City has been instrumental in shaping the American Cultural Landscape.

New York City has been instrumental in shaping the American cultural landscape. Join us as we explore New York’s cultural edge beyond Greenwich Village, from the site of Stanford White’s 1890 Madison Square Garden to Hilly Kristal’s CBGB. Along the way we will explore the many waves of artists, musicians, and cultural figures who have found creative expression in the City. Stops could include: The Palladium/Academy of Music, Paresis Hall, the 69th Regiment Armory and Max’s Kansas City, as well as sites associated with Alfred Stieglitz, Patti Smith, Led Zeppelin, Evelyn Nesbit, and “The Church of Rock and Roll”.

Tour Info

Cost: $25
$20 Seniors and $15 Full-Time Students

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Tour Schedule
Saturday, June 31:00 pm
Wednesday, June 71:00 pm
Monday, June 122:00 pm
Saturday, June 172:00 pm
Friday, June 232:00 pm
Tuesday, June 2711:00 am
Sunday, July 212:00 pm
Saturday, July 85:00 pm
Saturday, July 151:00 pm
Thursday, July 201:00 pm
Saturday, July 292:00 pm
Thursday, August 31:00 pm
Saturday, August 121:00 pm
Friday, August 1812:00 pm
Saturday, August 265:00 pm
Thursday, August 311:00 pm
Tour Reservations

Big Onion happily accepts walk up participants. However, many Big Onion customers prefer to pay in advance. Prepayment also helps us determine group size and appropriate guide numbers.

NOTE: You will select your date in the next step.

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Consider a private tour!

We’ve done tours for school example, group example and corporate example. Whether you are looking to integrate a tour into your academic curriculm or entertaining out-of-towners, a Big Onion walking tour is a great way to experience the city.

Private tours can be arranged for a weekday, weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate up to 500 walkers. We work closely with you to create an enjoyable experience for your group.

Please call us at (212) 439-1090 ext 5 or email us for more information or to arrange.

Meeting Location

Location:
The intersection of Fifth Avenue & 25th Street, at the edge of Madison Square Park.

Finding Your Guides
All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Big Onion Walking Tours”.

Subway Trains
F/M/R/6 to 23rd Street.

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Time & Distance
All tours last approximately two hours. We start on time and walk between one and two miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.

Rain/Inclement Weather
Big Onion generally presents tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather please check our home page for notifications or call our hotline [(888) 606-WALK (9255) ext. 1], to confirm our schedule.

Guides
The finest group of tour guides in the city. Most of us are full-time graduate students researching and writing doctoral dissertations in history passionate about the history, architecture and people of New York.
More about our guides.

Tips
Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

Helpful Links
Local weather forecast
NYC Subway Map
Weekly Service Advisories
Subway Fares

Refund Policy
Tour refunds (minus $1 per person, $2 for Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour, America's Museum and Brooklyn Distilled) are available by request up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour. Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the tour or no shows will not be refunded.

Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather or if museum is closed. No shows are considered last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. In the event of a Big Onion cancellation or museum closure, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered.

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