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Brooklyn Heights Virtual Adventure New York City's first landmark district!

Check out our related Brooklyn Bridge and Heights walking tour. Explore New York City’s first Landmark District – Brooklyn Heights – a neighborhood with more than 500. . .

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Greenwich Village – In Person Tour Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods.

Check out our related Greenwich Village Virtual Adventure. Our stroll through Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most picturesque neighborhoods, will take you on a journey from. . .

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Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure Explores the different immigrant and ethnic populations of the Lower East Side from 1800 through today.

Check out our related walking tours: Immigrant New York, Gangs of New York, Lower East Side, and our Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour. Our virtual “walk”, Immigrant New York,. . .

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Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans – In Person Tour A walking tour exploring the splendor and history of the East 60s & 70s.

Check out our related Upper East Side Virtual Adventure. Explore one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the world as we delve into the personalities,. . .

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America’s Museum: Art and History of the Metropolitan Explore the Metropolitan Museum with a Big Onion art historian!

Originally founded in 1870 with 174 paintings, the Metropolitan Museum has grown to more than 2 million square feet – the same size as the. . .

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Art, Sex and Rock & Roll: New York on the Cultural Edge – In Person Tour Explore how New York City has shaped the American Cultural Landscape.

Whether you are thinking of the Ashcan Artists of the early 20th century or the punk rockers of the 1970s, New York is a city. . .

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Brooklyn Bridge and Heights – In Person Tour A walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge and into the city's first landmark district.

Check out our Brooklyn Bridge Virtual Adventure and Brooklyn Heights Virtual Adventure related to this walking tour. Our Brooklyn Bridge walking tour takes us across the. . .

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Brooklyn Bridge Virtual Adventure A virtual exploration of New York City's greatest landmark!

Check out our related Brooklyn Bridge and Heights walking tour. A guided exploration of the when, how and why the legendary Brooklyn Bridge was built. We will. . .

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Brooklyn Distilled Walking Tour – In Person Tour Explore history & whiskey on a unique Brooklyn outing

Reservations Required. This outing explores the deep impact of distilling and brewing on the history of Brooklyn, the historic liquor-making capital of New York City. . .

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Brooklyn Heights History – In Person Tour America's first suburb and New York's first landmark district all in one!

Check out our related Brooklyn Heights Virtual Adventure. Explore New York City’s first Landmark District – Brooklyn Heights – a neighborhood with more than 500 Antebellum. . .

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Central Park – In Person Tour A walking tour of Manhattan's 843 acre "backyard!"

Since the 1860s Central Park has acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan life for. . .

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Chelsea & The High Line – In Person Tour Explore the history & architecture of Chelsea with a walk along the High Line.

Check out our related Chelsea & The High Line Virtual Adventure. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution of the area originally named for the. . .

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Chelsea & The High Line Virtual Adventure Amazing history and architecture with a virtual visit to the High Line.

Check out our related Chelsea & The High Line walking tour. Our virtual “outing” explores the historic and architectural evolution of this spectacular gentrifying neighborhood. Chelsea. . .

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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.

Stroll through New York’s unique and legendary home to artists and writers on a tour with a special emphasis on the history and architecture of. . .

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DUMBO and Vinegar Hill – In Person Tour A walking tour of the dynamic DUMBO & Vinegar Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Come explore the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. DUMBO was once the center of Brooklyn’s industrial era and later a thriving artistic. . .

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East Village – In Person Tour A walk exploring the world of hippies, hipsters & immigrants.

Check out our related Social Justice & The Villages Virtual Adventure. Explore the area made famous by radicals and immigrants alike, the East Village is the. . .

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

A Big Onion Tradition. Come join us on a very special walk exploring the history and architecture of the Jewish East Side – one of. . .

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Ellis Island Virtual Adventure Explore the history of Ellis Island

COMING SOON A virtual visit to the place where 12 million immigrants first set foot in America. Experience the immigration museum in the Great Hall. . .

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Father’s Day Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour A Big Onion tradition! What better way to celebrate Dad - history and food?

Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required Celebrate Dad with a food & history walking tour! This annual “holiday” tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East. . .

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Financial District – In Person Tour Come explore the history behind Wall Street.

Check out our related Historic Lower Manhattan Virtual Adventure. From the Dutch colonists trading with the island’s native inhabitants to the robber barons of the 19th. . .

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Fort Greene History – In Person Tour One of Brooklyn's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods surround a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

A walking tour exploring one of Brooklyn’s most diverse neighborhoods, and area remarkably historic and cutting-edge contemporary all at the same time.   Fort Greene boasts. . .

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Gangs of New York Walking Tour – The “Official” Tour – In Person Tour This history of the legendary Five Points. A guided walking tour created in partnership with the film "Gangs of New York".

Check out our related Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure. A tour that goes beyond Martin Scorsese’s landmark film Gangs of New York! Come explore the legends and. . .

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

Constructed in the decades before the American Civil War, the area around Gramercy Park and Union Square has been an epicenter of NYC history for. . .

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Greenwich Village Virtual Adventure Explore the most visited and least understood neighborhood in Manhattan!

Check out our related Greenwich Village walking tour. Explore Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most picturesque neighborhoods. We will take you on a journey from the. . .

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Historic Harlem – In Person Tour Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, this guided walking tour looks at the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.

Harlem is the center of African American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our historic Harlem. . .

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Historic Harlem Virtual Adventure Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, explore the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.

Harlem is the center of African American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our Virtual Adventure. . .

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

Harlem is the center of African-American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our tour explores the. . .

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Historic Hudson – In Person Tour Explore a historic Hudson River Valley town

Check out our related Historic Hudson Virtual Adventure. The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers. . .

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Historic Hudson Virtual Adventure 150 miles north of Manhattan we explore one of the most historic cities in America!

Check out our related Historic Hudson walking tour. The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers. . .

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Historic Lower Manhattan Virtual Adventure Exploring the evolution from Colonial City to contemporary Wall Street.

Check out our related walking tours: Lower Manhattan: Forging the Historic Metropolis, Revolutionary New York: Hamilton, Washington & War, and Financial District. Winding our way. . .

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Historic Lower Manhattan – New York in a New Year Explore the neighborhood where New York began on the last day of the year!

Stroll Manhattan’s oldest settled neighborhood on the last day of they year! Meeting on the steps of the US Custom House, the former site of. . .

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Immigrant New York – In Person Tour Walk the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy & the former Five Points.

The Original Big Onion Walking Tour! Check out our related Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure. The City of New York has welcomed immigrants from throughout the world. . .

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Irish New York – In Person Tour Walk the 19th century Irish immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side.

Explore the former “Little Ireland” district of the Lower East Side, between City Hall and Houston Street. The 19th-century Irish were the first great wave. . .

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Jewish Lower East Side – In Person Tour Stroll through historic and religious sites, politics and people of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world.

Walk the Lower East Side as we explore Jewish immigration & history! Stroll through more than 150 years of Jewish history on the East Side.. . .

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Jewish Lower East Side Virtual Adventure A virtual "tour" of the historic Jewish East Side.

Check out our related Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure and our related walking tours: Immigrant New York, Gangs of New York, Lower East Side, and our Multi-Ethnic Eating. . .

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Labor History Tour: We Built New York – In Person Tour Join us as we talk about the workers and labor movement that built New York.

Check out our related Social Justice & The Villages Virtual Adventure. Discover what made New York City “the cradle of the American labor movement.” Walking the. . .

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Lower East Side: The “Creative Destruction” of an Ethnic Neighborhood – In Person Tour Explore a century of ethnic and architectural change on the Lower East Side.

Check out our related Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure. The Lower East Side has been undergoing a significant transformation over the past decade, but in reality it. . .

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Lower Manhattan: Forging the Historic Metropolis – In Person Tour Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & others on this broad-reaching tour of today's Financial District.

Check out our Historic Lower Manhattan Virtual Adventure related to this walking tour. Come tread in the footsteps of American legends like Alexander Hamilton and George. . .

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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.

Harlem is the center of African-American history and culture not only in New York City but in the entire United States. Our tour explores the. . .

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

Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required What better way to celebrate Mom than with food! This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with. . .

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No Virtual Adventure or Walking Tour Today We hope you can join us on another date!

We look forward to having you join us on one of our scheduled program dates! Our office IS open to answer questions and to help. . .

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Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour – In Person Tour This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!

Check out our related Immigrant New York Virtual Adventure. Reservations & Pre-Bookings Required. Food is INCLUDED New York’s first food & history tour! This tour combines the. . .

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Pre-Passover Jewish East Side Tour A special Big Onion tradition!

Join us an a walk through more than 150 years of Jewish history on the East Side. Our tour combines historic and religious sites, politics. . .

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Prospect Park – In Person Tour A tour of Brooklyn's emerald jewel and possibly Olmsted & Vaux's greatest achievement.

When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, they were relative unknowns who had to comply with physical, budgetary and political restrictions. By. . .

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Reclaiming Times Square: From the Deuce to Disney – In Person Tour Explore the shiny and grimy history of Times Square

Although we now know Times Square as “The Crossroads of the World,” this vibrant neighborhood has many layers of identity hidden beneath its shiny facade.. . .

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Revolutionary New York: Hamilton, Washington & War – In Person Tour Join us as we explore the role New York City played in the American Revolution and founding of America

Check out our related Historic Lower Manhattan Virtual Adventure. Unlike Philadelphia or Boston, New York’s Revolutionary Era is hidden behind modern buildings and obscure signs. We’ll. . .

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Social Justice & The Villages Virtual Adventure Explores topics surrounding immigration, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, urban development, slavery, and Free Blacks

Check out our related walking tours: Social Justice in Greenwich Village, East Village and Labor History Tour. The Village has been home to important social & political. . .

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Social Justice in Greenwich Village: from “The Crisis” to The Stonewall – In Person Tour Explore 200+ years of Social Justice History in the Village

Check out our related Social Justice & The Villages Virtual Adventure. Greenwich Village has been home to important social & political thinkers and significant social movements. . .

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SoHo: Neighborhood of Industry, Art, and Culture – In Person Tour Trace the historic & artistic evolution of the area “South of Houston”.

Explore the historic, architectural, and artistic area “South of Houston” and the neighborhood “North of Little Italy”. As we walk through these historic districts we. . .

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South Street Seaport: Navigating the Port that Made New York – In Person Tour Between the Brooklyn Bridge & Financial District lies one of New York's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods!

Roam the cobbled streets of the oldest intact Manhattan neighborhood on this walking tour exploring the Seaport Historic District. Discover the neighborhood’s rise and fall. . .

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

Strolling Central Park on the longest day of the year! Since the 1860s Central Park as acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing a. . .

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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.

A special tour for St. Patrick’s Weekend. Explore the former “Little Ireland” district of the Lower East Side, between City Hall and Houston Street. The. . .

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

The foundations of education are shifting as teachers are challenging students to become problem solvers and think both critically and creatively. Often the historic significance. . .

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Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED

No tours are scheduled. Big Onion Tours is closed annually on Thanksgiving Day. Please come back tomorrow for our special Post-Thanksgiving Original Multi-Ethnic Eating tour.

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TriBeCa: The History of Manhattan’s Western Frontier – In Person Tour Walk "The Triangle Below Canal" as we explore the history and architecture of one of Manhattan's oldest neighborhoods.

The neighborhood of TriBeCa captures Manhattan Island’s constant reinvention within a single square mile. Our tour takes us through 350+ years of New York history. . .

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Upper East Side Virtual Adventure The history behind the architectual gems of The Upper 400.

Check out our related Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans walking tour. Explore one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the world as we delve into. . .

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Upper West Side – In Person Tour A walking tour exploring the history & architecture of the West 60s & 70s.

In recent years, New York City has undergone an era of redevelopment unseen since the days of Robert Moses over a half century ago.  Our. . .

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Valentines Day Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour A celebration in the multi-ethnic Lower East Side...with food!

Reservations Required. Tour cost includes foods. What better way to celebrate Love than with food? This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side. . .

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

Strolling Central Park on the shortest day of the year! Since the 1860s Central Park as acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing a. . .

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“Satan’s Seat”: 
New York During Prohibition – In Person Tour A walking tour focused on the history of Prohibition in the Central & West Villages.

On our walk we will discuss and explore the history, politics, culture and speakeasies of New York in the Roaring ‘20s – one of the. . .

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