Flatiron Partnership Holds
Free Memorial Day Weekend Walking Tour
“From Decoration Day to Memorial Day”
Sunday, May 27
–Professional guide Mike Kaback leads participants on 90-minute historic tours on Sunday morning, rain or shine –
(New York, N.Y.) – This Memorial Day weekend, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) provides a free Memorial Day-themed historic walking tour on Sunday, May 27. The tour, “From Decoration Day to Memorial Day”, will be led by professional guide Mike Kaback and give visitors an insight into the history of Memorial Day in the Flatiron District.
“From Decoration Day to Memorial Day” will feature fascinating stories about Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was called in the early 1900s. The tours will include a visit to the Worth Monument, which served as the main welcoming and viewing site for U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and local politicians who came to honor those who served their country in the war.
Participants will also explore some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse.
Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker who has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about the city, will be leading this Memorial Day tour, which meets on Sunday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. – rain or shine – at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. No advance registration is required. For more information about Flatiron’s historic walking tours, visit: http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/free-walking-tour
The Flatiron Partnership offers free walking tours throughout the year for visitors and locals alike. Since the Flatiron Partnership began offering the tours a decade ago, more than 6,100 people – from 60 countries and more than 425 cities in the United States and Canada – have taken part in more than 500 excursions.
About the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area’s reputation as one of New York’s most vital and exciting neighborhoods. This is accomplished by maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district’s businesses, residents and visitors; by spearheading area improvement projects; and by marketing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.