Social Distancing Secrets & History of Midtown Walking Tour: NYSN Members & Friends ONLY

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  • 04/14/2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tired of Zoom? Want to get out, socialize responsibly, and learn about the city?  Join NYSN founder Dave Cervini for a stroll through midtown as he shows you things you may have never known about the history of the area from 34th street to Rockefeller Center.  Along the way, you will see amazing photos of NYC then and now.  If you don’t say “oh wow!” at least once during the tour we will give your money back!

How it works. 

  • Space is limited to 12 participants and you will need to wear a mask when in close proximity of others.
  • We will meet at the corner of 8th Ave and 31st street at 7 pm sharp.
  • The tour will last about 2 hours.
  • At the end of the tour, we can find some outdoor space to sit and socialize more.

What we will cover:

  • History of the original Penn Station in all its majesty.
  • Macy’s, Herald Square, Empire State Building, and surrounding area.
  • Broadway: 34th to Times Square
  • Bryant Park and the old reservoir & graveyard.
  • Avenue of the Americas and elevated trains.
  • Radio City, Rock Center, and St Pat’s.

Cost:  $25 General Members / $15 NYSN Lifetime VIP members.  Refunds will be given only if the tour is canceled due to weather, a jump in Covid infections, or scheduled protests.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You’re welcome to bring as many non-member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? If this is a free event, no. For paid events: Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door.  If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment.   If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher.  If you registered and paid a confirmation email will be sent to you when you registered and on the day of the event.

Dress Code:  At all events, we ask that you use your best judgment based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated.  Keep it neat, be yourself, and look your best.

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with the exact locations, contact info, and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow-up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or the morning of.

Ages: 21+  Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated.   If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.

Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles.  You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before, or enjoyed something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who shares a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown, or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibility for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.





416 8th ave, Corner of 31st, New York, New York


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