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Posted: Dec 27, 2013 | 6:56 PM
by Jared Goldstein

December 27th: a walking tour through New York City History

Dec 27th in NYC History:

1657 the establishment of religious tolerance via Flushing's Remonstrance against Quaker discrimination. 

1892 The Cathedral Church of St John the Divine construction commenced.

1932 Radio City Music Hall opened.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2013 | 3:42 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Happy 203rd Birthday Santa Claus

St. Nicholas Day was the occasion in 1810 for New York City leaders to herald our own gift giver, Santa Claus.


'Tis the season to find out why, and take the Santa Claus the NYC Tour.  Most of Santa's international history began here in NYC where he brought peace, prosperity, and patriotism to the Christmas Season.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2013 | 3:40 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Quick Accolade from a happy Tour Director

"Thanks for a great tour."

NS from ...Tours
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Posted: Nov 19, 2013 | 11:00 PM
by Jared Goldstein

New York’s Oldest Christmas Tradition:  
A Holiday Reading of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, A Visit From St. Nicholas
with Holiday Procession  12/22/2013

New York’s Oldest Christmas Tradition
A Holiday Reading of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, A Visit From St. Nicholas
with Bishop of New York Andrew M. L. Dietsche

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 4pm
slide show at 3pm 
Prelude Music at 3:30pm

The Church of the Intercession 
Broadway & West 155th street

FREE, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible

Following the reading, join St. Nicholas in a lantern procession and wreath-laying at author Clement Clarke Moore’s tomb at Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, located across the street from the church.

A reception follows.
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Posted: Nov 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Letter from an arts client booking me for 2014 - testimonial

Sometimes I work with arts groups for days at a time escorting them around town to their arts classes, sometimes giving them tours.  I have been working for this client since 2007.  This is what they wrote to me today to book me for 2014's tours that are coming up.

Subject:  2014 Season

Hi Jared!

Hope this message finds you well!!

....You know how much I love working with you!!

FYI - You are the first escort who will be picking from the list so whatever you aren't available for I will pass on to the rest of the escorts. I wanted to give you first crack because I know how bus your schedule gets.

Looking forward to a great 2014 season!!!!

Have a wonderful day,

_______    =)
Arts Education Group

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Posted: Oct 30, 2013 | 8:33 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Testimony from a Tour Director

"Jared - Thank You for Excellent tour!"
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Posted: Oct 30, 2013 | 8:32 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Testimonial from a Senior Citizens Continuing Education Group Leader

Jared, thanks for helping "University for Seniors", creating wonderful memories ...you are an awesome guide ...and always have interesting and treasured facts ...live long and prosper my friend...
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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 | 12:25 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Christmas Lights, Iconic Experiences, and Foodies' Food

There's a lot we can do on Christmas Nights and Days.
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At 11AM on Sunday 12/22/13 there is Gospel singing in a Baptist Church. 

Then Brunch at Melba's foodie fusion Soul Food, and a tour of Harlem to Sugar Hill and Washington Heights.

This will get us on time for the 103rd Annual Reading of Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and then a candlelight processional visit to his grave will be Sunday evening, December 22nd starting at 3:30.

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We can tour fabulous 5th Avenue where there is a foodie food court under the Plaza, visit the famous stores and store windows, and experience Rockefeller Center and its Christmas Tree. 
This takes about three hours.

Add in another hour for Lord & Taylor's and Macy's windows, and another 45 minutes for a visit to Santa Land.

Add in an hour-and-a-half for a visit to Little Italy's lights and cannolis.

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For daytime foodies there is Greenwich Village, the High Line, and the Chelsea Market, which would take about four hours.  This option is not Christmas-y per se, but NYC is festooned with holiday lights, and these are such charming and happening areas. 

For an extra hour we can see where Clement Clarke Moore wrote "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and see Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District, once the Toy District, where the first outdoor electric Christmas Tree was lit, and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks at Eataly, the gourmand's playground.
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Posted: Sep 24, 2013 | 10:18 PM
by Jared Goldstein

September 24th in NYC History

Happy Birthday to these New Yorkers:
The Bill of Rights
Jim Henson.
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Posted: Aug 13, 2013 | 11:28 PM
by Jared Goldstein

August 14th: a NYC walking tour through history

1947:  Author Danielle Steele born in NYC.

1980:  President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden.

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