To honor the legacy of Jane Jacobs, an urbanist and activist, join us for Jane’s Walk - a free educational walking tour offered in collaboration with Roosevelt House. Explore Franklin and Eleanor's life and legacy from multiple perspectives. Start your day at Roosevelt House, then tour the Park and learn about its origin, Louis Kahn's design, and the reason it took 40 years to build this memorial.
Roosevelt House, an integral part of Hunter College since 1943, re-opened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Its mission is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue. The institute provides opportunities for students to analyze public policy and experience meaningful civic engagement; for faculty to research, teach, and write about important issues of the day; and for scholarly and public audiences to participate in high-profile lectures, seminars and conferences.
Take your eyes to the street May 6-8 for the sixth annual Jane’s Walk! Jane’s Walk NYC brings together thousands of New Yorkers for an annual weekend long festival of 100+ free volunteer-led neighborhood walking tours across all five boroughs.
Since 1893, The Municipal Art Society of New York has been dedicated to safeguarding the city’s past while advancing the best ideas for tomorrow.
Leveraging their network of urban planners, architects, elected officials, activists, and developers, MAS has helped shape the future of New York for over 120 years.