Graffiti - is it crime or cultural creation?  Explore the exciting world of graffiti taggers and street artists on this walking tour while viewing some of the most visually incredible murals in New York City and Brooklyn.

There is more awareness today than ever about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings and even entire neighborhoods alive with their vibrant creations.  Join this walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to experience fascinating works by these globetrotting innovators.  Prepare to view artistic murals large and small while exploring streets pulsating with creative energy.  Witness for yourself why the district is rapidly becoming a world-renowned center of street art.  The murals are concentrated around an exhibition called the Bushwick Collective (NYC's premier place of aerosol culture).

As you walk, expect to be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America and Asia.  Learn about the top contemporary artists, their quirky personalities and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work!  Discover the different styles and forms of the trade - which include murals, wheatpaste posters, tags and stencils.  Learn about the techniques and varying nuances between them and how they have evolved over time.

If you desire to learn more about this exploding phenomenon, or if you simply seek to see for yourself, this tour features the very best murals New York City has to offer!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 17+):
$31.00
Student Rate
(College Student with Valid Student ID):
$19.00
Child Rate
(Ages 16 and Under):
$19.00

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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
10:30 am daily

Hotel pickup is not available; the meeting location for the tour will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 PROCEDURES

In New York state, any individual over age 2 and able to medically tolerate a face-covering is required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.  Business owners may deny admittance to individuals who fail to comply with the directive to wear a face covering.

 

 

Bushwick Collective

The murals viewed on the tour are concentrated around an urban art exhibition called the Bushwick Collective.  The Bushwick Collective was founded in 2012 by Joseph Ficalora - a neighborhood personality and businessperson - to beautify gritty industrial streets with vibrant art.  Joe is inspired by his deceased father and mother - and the street art is dedicated to them.  The Bushwick Collective brings together artists from around the world, legendary NYC graffiti artists and local longtime Bushwick talent.  In just a few years the Bushwick Collective has become one of the premier mural districts in the United States.

Highlights

  • Explore the exciting world of graffiti taggers and artists.
  • View amazing street art murals in New York's top urban art district.
  • Discover the histories, personalities & lifestyles of globe-trotting artistic innovators.
  • Learn about the different street art styles, including stencils, murals and wheat-paste posters.

What to Bring/Wear

  • E-Ticket/Voucher
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing appropriate for the day's weather
  • Bottled water/drink
  • Don't forget your camera!

Included

  • Guided walk with licensed tour guide

Not Included

  • Food & beverages (while not included, there are ample opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks from vendors along the tour route)
  • Optional guide gratuity

Important

  • The tour consists of a guided walk through the neighborhood (mainly by the Bushwick Collective), and sometimes there is an indoor stop.  The tour meets in a central location which is easily accessible by public transit or automobile.
  • This tour runs rain or shine; please be sure to dress appropriately.
  • The tour covers approximately 1.5 miles of walking distance.  It is a fairly manageable amount of walking for the average adult, child over the age of 12 or healthy senior citizen.  There are no age limitations on the tour, but you are encouraged to consider the walking ability and level of interest/attention span of a younger child.  Also, mature topics may be referenced by your guide, so please take that into consideration when deciding whether to include children under age 12.

Hotel pickup is not available; the meeting location for the tour will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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