Tour Schedule

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We offer tours year-round with new dates added 3-4 months in advance.

Public Tours

America’s Museum: Art and History of the Metropolitan

Explore the Metropolitan Museum with a Big Onion art historian!

Annual Father’s Day Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour

A Big Onion tradition! What better way to celebrate Dad - history and food?

Annual Mothers Day Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour

A special Mother's Day walk exploring the history and foods of the multi-ethnic Lower East Side.

Annual Valentines Day Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour

A celebration in the multi-ethnic Lower East Side...with food!

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

Explore how New York City has shaped the American Cultural Landscape.

Brooklyn Downtown
Brooklyn Bridge and Heights Walking Tour

A walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge and into the city's first landmark district.

Brooklyn Distilled Walking Tour

Explore history & whiskey on a unique Brooklyn outing

Brooklyn Heights History

America's first suburb and New York's first landmark district all in one!

Central Park

A walking tour of Manhattan's 843 acre "backyard!"

Midtown The Villages
Chelsea and the High Line

Explore the history & architecture of Chelsea with a walk along the High Line.

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Christmas Stroll in Greenwich Village

A Christmas tour combining the history of Christmas in New York and the legendary Greenwich Village.

DUMBO and Vinegar Hill

A walking tour of the dynamic DUMBO & Vinegar Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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East Village

A walk exploring the world of hippies, hipsters & immigrants.

Financial District

Come explore the history behind Wall Street.

Fort Greene History

One of Brooklyn's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods surround a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

The Villages
From “The Crisis” to The Stonewall: A History of Social Justice in Greenwich Village

Explore 200+ years of Social Justice History in the Village

Gangs of New York Walking Tour – The “Official” Tour

This history of the legendary Five Points. A guided walking tour created in partnership with the film "Gangs of New York".

Midtown The Villages
Gramercy Park and Union Square

A walk through one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in Manhattan, the bustling Union Square and the serene neighboring Gramercy Park!

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Greenwich Village

Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods.

Historic Harlem

Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, this guided walking tour looks at the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.

Historic Harlem: FEBRUARY Celebrating Black History Month

A walking tour emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, exploring the history of Harlem to celebrate Black History Month.

Hudson Valley
Historic Hudson

Explore a historic Hudson River Valley Town

Historic Lower Manhattan – New York in a New Year

Explore the neighborhood where New York began on the last day of the year!

Immigrant New York

Walk the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy & the former Five Points.

Irish New York

Walk the 19th century Irish immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side.

Jewish Lower East Side

Stroll through historic and religious sites, politics and people of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world.

Downtown The Villages
Labor History Tour – We Built New York

Join us as we talk about the workers and labor movement that built New York.

Lower East Side: The “Creative Destruction” of an Ethnic Neighborhood

Explore a century of ethnic and architectural change on the Lower East Side.

Lower Manhattan: Forging the Historic Metropolis

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & others on this broad-reaching tour of today's Financial District.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem

A walking tour of Historic Harlem to celebrate the many African Americans who have fought for equal rights.

No Virtual Adventure or Walking Tour Today

We hope you can join us on another date!

Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour

This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!

Prospect Park

A tour of Brooklyn's emerald jewel and possibly Olmsted & Vaux's greatest achievement.

Reclaiming Times Square: From the Deuce to Disney

Explore the shiny and grimy history of Times Square

Revolutionary New York – Hamilton, Washington & War

Join us as we explore the role New York City played in the American Revolution and founding of America

SoHo: Neighborhood of Industry, Art, and Culture

Trace the historic & artistic evolution of the area “South of Houston”.

South Street Seaport: Navigating the Port that Made New York

Between the Brooklyn Bridge & Financial District lies one of New York's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods!

Spring Solstice Central Park Tour

A special Central Park tour on the longest day of the year.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Irish New York

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day - the patron saint of New York City - in the 19th century Irish neighborhood.

The Villages
STEAM in the Village: Artistry, Invention, and Exploration

Artistry, Invention, and Exploration

The Annual Easter Sunday Jewish Lower East Side Tour

A tour of the Jewish Lower East Side on Easter. A Big Onion Tradition!

The Annual Pre-Passover Jewish East Side Tour

A special Big Onion tradition!

TriBeCa: The History of Manhattan’s Western Frontier

Walk "The Triangle Below Canal" as we explore the history and architecture of one of Manhattan's oldest neighborhoods.

Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans

A walking tour exploring the splendor and history of the East 60s & 70s.

Upper West Side

A walking tour exploring the history & architecture of the West 60s & 70s.

Brooklyn Downtown Virtual
Brooklyn Virtual
Midtown Virtual
The Villages Virtual
Hudson Valley Virtual
Downtown Virtual
Downtown Virtual
Uptown Virtual
Winter Solstice Central Park Tour

A special Central Park tour on the shortest day of the year.

The Villages
“Satan’s Seat”: 
New York During Prohibition

A walking tour focused on the history of Prohibition in the Central & West Villages.

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