Get to know one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, the Lower East Side, on a 3-hour, professionally guided Alternative New York Street Art Tour: Lower East Side walking tour.
Historically, the Lower East Side served as a melting pot for immigrants arriving on Ellis Island and to New York. The neighborhoods counter-culture population attracted more and more artists throughout the second half of the 20th century.
You’ll get to see and learn how the artwork that decorates the Lower East Side’s diverse ethnic neighborhoods came to be and how the expressive graffiti illustrates the social and cultural movements from the past to present day.
This tour examines graffiti and street art as first-hand accounts of some of New York City’s and the Lower East Side’s defining moments in history. You’ll learn how to interpret this means of artistic expression and see how public art has served as a canvas for the people of New York to share their experiences and create a dialogue for ongoing social issues.
Insider tip: wear comfortable walking shoes; this tour covers approximately 1 mile.
Present your pass to the tour guide for scanning.
Advanced reservations are required.
You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 48-hours of the tour start time.