Save the Date for Free Holiday-Themed Walking Tours by Flatiron NoMad Partnership

 

 

 

Miriamm German leading a free tour for Flatiron/NoMad Partnership

The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, which provides free, year-round historic walking tours of the neighborhood, will offer special holiday-themed walking tours on three Sundays in December.

Attendees will learn about the Star of Hope, the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting, the international toy and gift center, and Dr. Clement Clarke Moore writing his famous Christmas poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas”) in his country home on 23rd Street in 1822.

The holiday-themed tours will be held on December 4, 11, and 18. Tours start at 11:00 a.m. at the tip of the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street just east of Fifth Avenue. No advance registration is required. For more information, visit https://flatironnomad.nyc/things-to-do/free-tours/.

Since the Flatiron NoMad Partnership began offering the tours over ten years ago, more than 7,000 people – from 60 countries and more than 460 cities in the United States and Canada – have taken part in more than 610 excursions. The tours highlight some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse.

Weekly tours are led by Miriam Berman, the author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and “New York in Words and Images”; Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker who has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about the city; and Fred Cookinham, author of “The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World.”

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The Flatiron NoMad Partnership provides free, year-round historic walking tours of the district every Sunday, led by professional guides. On December 4, 11, and 18, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership will hold special holiday-themed walking tours. During this special holiday tour, attendees will learn about the Star of Hope, the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting, the international toy and gift center, and Dr. Clement Clarke Moore writing his famous Christmas poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas”) in his country home on 23rd Street in 1822. Tours start at 11:00 a.m. at the tip of the Flatiron building at 23rd Street just east of Fifth Avenue. No advance registration is required. For more information and current safety protocols, visit https://flatironnomad.nyc/things-to-do/free-tours/.

About Flatiron NoMad Partnership ~ The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization and business improvement district that serves the businesses, people, and places that help make Flatiron and NoMad two of Manhattan’s most iconic and authentic destinations. Home to a range of retailers and employers, cultural and educational institutions, and a thriving residential community, the district is a center of activity. The Partnership serves as a dedicated steward and supporter of public life in the district by maintaining a clean and safe environment; spearheading area improvement projects; and marketing and championing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.

 

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