Explore Upper Manhattan with these 12+ free Jane's Walks—self-guided or via Zoom


A stop on "The Abolitionists of Washington Heights" tour.

This year's Jane's Walk NYC—a weeklong celebration of city life inspired by the work of urban activist Jane Jacobs—looks a bit different.


Running from May 3 to May 9, the festival's walking tours are now self-guided and the talks have moved to Zoom.


Naturally, Upper Manhattan has more than its fair share of great strolls and discussions focusing on the area's history, art, culture, architecture, and advocacy.

Here are more than a dozen local Jane's Walks to explore this week:


Ferry to Freedom: The Abolitionists of Washington Heights

Wed, May 5


From Cicely Tyson to Howdy Doody: Surprising East Harlem Sites

Thu, May 6


Alexander Hamilton and Revolutionary New York

Thu, May 6; Sat, May 8


Telling the Art Deco Story of Washington Heights

Thu, May 6


Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill

Thu, May 6


The Audubon Bird Murals Project: A Virtual Tour

Sat, May 8 and on demand


Esplanade Extravaganza! Instagram Live Stroll Along the East River Waterfront from El Barrio South to the Upper East Side

Sat, May 8


Instagram Live Walk: The Harlem River Speedway Then and Now

Sat, May 8


A Feminist Walk Through Harlem: Celebrating Remarkable Women

Sun, May 9 and on demand


Morningside Park—Early History

On demand


From Farmland to Uptown: Exploring the Former Morris-Jumel Mansion Estate

On demand


Exploring Black History Around Morris-Jumel Mansion

On demand


Asylum Lane: Divisions and Connections in Morningside Heights

On demand


Morningside Heights Historic District Phase II: What Does It Take to Protect a Community?

On demand

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