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    Union Square Rock Tour

    London's calling. Actually, they're calling from Union Square. Visiting rock locales like Max's Kansas City, Warhol's Factory, and Webster Hall, you'll recreate the magical rock memories formed around Union Square. Make Pop Art come to life. During the journey, you will see where Iggy Pop cut himself on stage, where the Velvet Underground recorded a live album, and where Andy Warhol was shot. After walking through the area, feel free to enjoy the many great restaurants and bars in the area.
    Union Square Rock Tour

    125 E 11th St, New York

    • Recreate rock memories from Union Square by visiting places like Max's Kansas City and Webster Hall
    • See where Iggy Pop cut himself on stage, where Warhol was shot, and where the cover for London Calling by the Clash was photographed
    • Learn about the neighborhood's rock history and its current landscape
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    Gowanus Street Art Tour

    While the art in the streets of gray industrial neighborhoods might seem scarce, it's become all the rage in the eyes of Brooklyn's largest arts community. In an area filled with signs of old industrial might, creative industries and artists are everywhere. You'll stop by alternative artist-run galleries and libraries and peek into art studios as you walk along this most happening of Superfund sites. The stock of architecture is stunning, especially when paired with a wide range of community murals and street art. Art is in the engineering and architecture, but it's the street art that accentuates the beauty of its contours. So if you're starved for contemporary culture and industrial eye-candy, head down to Gowanus. You're guaranteed to meet interesting characters, and the diversity and quality of art here will blow your mind. Tours are always evolving, and never scripted.
    Gowanus Street Art Tour

    543 Union St, Brooklyn

    • Explore Brooklyn's hottest art envclave through groundbreaking architecture and art, street art, and innovative and historic businesses
    • Peek into galleries, museums, libraries, and studios as you criss-cross the infamous Gowanus Canal
    • Meet locals and hear stories from the lips of the lively community along the "Lavender Lake"
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    Music on MacDougal Street

    Jazz, folk, and cultural coups. Get in tune with Greenwich Village, put a song in your heart, and some bop in your hop-- this walking tour is all about exploring the magic and music of MacDougal Street! Traipse alongside a learned local guide for an inside perspective of one of the world's great cultural hotbeds. Walk bohemian blocks and stroll through Washington Square Park. Take your ears on a trip through time with samples of music stretching back through the decades. Sing along, or soak it all in, the choice is yours. In between, get your tastebuds in on the action with hot pizza, falafel, and dessert samples! Highlighted stops include Cafe Wha!, Pete Seeger's Home, and the Gaslight Cafe. Forget black and white. Tickle the mind and bring Greenwich Village into living technicolor!
    Music on MacDougal Street

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village's MacDougal Street during a guided walking tour featuring music history
    • Learn about jazz and folk music and their relationship with the Village's rousing history
    • Enjoy period music samples and visit various local cafes for delicious bites
    • Indulge your curiosity and your stomach during a delicious dive into Greenwich Village culture
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    Round Midnight with Amanda

    There’s no place like Harlem, and there’s no one like Amanda! Together you have a recipe for excitement! Amanda will guide you through her storied streets, leaving tales from the current hip scene on back to Prohibition’s endless Jazz-Age party. You’ll swing int all the fun that Harlem has to offer and then you’ll be sung off to sleep by the end of the evening. On this tour, you’ll go to 2 clubs to enjoy old and new musical friends, see the sights, grab a snack and hear the best jazz Harlem has to offer.
    Round Midnight with Amanda

    Harlem, New York

    • Stroll through the streets of Harlem, learning about her history
    • Duck into hidden jazz haunts with a natural born jazz diva as your guide
    • Visit the historic Apollo Theater and other Harlem hot spots
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    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    You can't see the best of Harlem from behind the window, so put it in park and pound the pavement on this 2-hour New York Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour.

    View a multimedia event to learn the history of New York City in a digitized 3-screen production telling the story of how the city grew into the world's greatest urban center. Then put on some comfortable shoes to take a leisurely hip-hop stroll through the Mecca of the hip-hop culture.

    Check out the sites of Dip Set, Harlem's oldest record shops, the legendary Apollo Theater, numerous clubs, plus learn the rich musical and political history. Join your guides and share your thoughts about life in the Big City and Walk it Out!

    This Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is suitable for all ages, hip-hop enthusiasts, those interested in the Foundation of the Culture and return visitors to New York City. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus which can only be shown by the Grand Masters of hip-hop. The Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is family friendly and great for any age group and cultural background with an appreciation of old school and new school hip-hop music.

    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    Fifth Avenue, New York

    • Explore Harlem locations that inspired and nurtured hip hop culture
    • See the birthplace of Hip-hop: Dip Set, record shops, the Apollo Theater, and countless clubs embodying Harlem's unique environment
    • Discover the stories behind hip hop's influential growth
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    Harlem Juke Joint Jazz Tour

    Ever want to be that cool cat that knows where all the hidden nightspots are? This tour is your chance. Led by a neighborhood insider that knows everybody and who everybody knows, you'll hit the floor of one Harlem's most legendary venues, Minton's Playhouse. The "birthplace of bebop" was the stomping ground of some of the biggest jazz icons of the mid-20th century. If you're a jazz vocalist or musician, you might even get to jam alongside the world-class performers of the Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet. In addition to partying at Minton's Playhouse, you'll pay homage to some of the great musicians enshrined on the walls of the landmark Apollo Theater. While these two destinations are must-stops, your tour guide might elect to spontaneously divert you to one of the many local dive bars in Harlem if she catches word of an impromptu jam session breaking out that can't be missed. This is a Harlem experience you won't get through any travel book!
    Harlem Juke Joint Jazz Tour

    300 West 116th St, New York

    • Discover a jazz bar on a hidden Harlem street that has been frequented by some of the biggest names in music
    • Take in two sets of live jazz jams by a world-class band
    • Visit the historic Apollo Theater and other Harlem hot spots
    • Enjoy an evening of entertainment and musical education
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    Walk This Way - Harlem Hip Hop Tour

    Add some sick beats to your NYC experience with an exploration of Harlem's vaunted role in the world of hip hop music! As you visit sites with ties to music, arts, and culture, you'll be privy to an inside perspective delivered by celebrity guides with ties to the music industry. Sites of note include the Apollo Theatre and its Walk of Fame, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and some of the the neighborhood's most historically critical jazz clubs. You'll also check out the grounds where music videos and film have been shot, and epic hip hop battles staged! This is a great way to not only get a rare look one of the most culturally transformative music genres of all-time, but to develop an understanding to the rich traditions and unique style that that make Harlem the neighborhood it is. And to commemorate your journey, you'll have plenty of chances for photo ops, including some with your guides. Don't forget to bring the bling!
    Walk This Way - Harlem Hip Hop Tour

    1220 5th Ave, New York

    • Tour Harlem during a tour dedicated the neighborhood's importance to the history of hip hop
    • Get an inside look into legendary hip hop locations thanks to guides with industry ties
    • Explore grounds that have hosted secret hip hop battles and been featured in videos and film
    • Treat yourself to a unique tour of Harlem that will change your perception on the music industry
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    Musical Theatre Walking Tour: Act Two

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    You know Broadway. You've walked through the theatre district. You've probably even been to a show. But you've never seen Broadway like this. Experience the famous sights and sounds of New York's "Great White Way!" On this tour, you'll stroll to famous theaters such as The Winterhaven, The Broadway Theater, and The Gershwin. While walking, you'll learn the history of Broadway, discussing famous stars, songs, and show stoppers. If you're a theater guru or soon-to-be star, then you better familiarize yourself with the terrain.
    Musical Theatre Walking Tour: Act Two

    Times Square, New York

    • Experience the sights, sounds, and history of New York's musical theatre district
    • Enjoy a fun-filled, historical, and memorable walking tour through Times Square
    • Visit famous theaters like The Winterhaven, The Belasco, and The Gershwin
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    Musical Theatre Walking Tour: Act One

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    So much of New York's magic happens on Broadway: glitz, glamour, and plenty of clamor. Experience the legendary sights and sounds of New York's "Great White Way" and uncover the reasons thousands flock to NYC each year to take-in a show. On this tour, discuss the origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway. From there, it's time to become a Broadway star and learn the infamous show stopping tunes. Sing. Dance. Here's your chance to be surrounded by the lights of Broadway.
    Musical Theatre Walking Tour: Act One

    Times Square, New York

    • Experience the sights, sounds, and history of New York's musical theatre district
    • Enjoy a fun-filled, historical, and memorable walking tour through Times Square
    • Visit famous theaters like The Nederlander, The New Amsterdam, and Shubert Theater
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    East Village Rock & Punk Tour

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    Hey, ho, let's go... uncover the old punk relics in the East Village. With Rock Junket, you'll check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Warhol, Zeppelin, and Iggy Pop. Find out where they played, lived, shopped, and formed the history of rock culture. Along the way, you will visit punk favs like CBGB's, St. Mark's Hotel, and The Velvet Underground. Hear the stories that led to a punk revolution and an endless supply of ripped, black jeans. This is practically the first course in Rock 'n' Roll High School.
    East Village Rock & Punk Tour

    3rd Ave & E 9th St, New York

    • Check out the sites and stories from the East Village punks like Zeppelin, Warhol, The Ramones, and CBGB's
    • Visit historical sites like CBGB's, St. Marks Hotel, and apartments of punk legends
    • Find out where the punks played, lived, shopped, and shot their album covers
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