Where: Tour Meets at 7th Ave. & 39th St. at the Statute of the Garment Worker
New York, NY
Who: All ages
Mom- If you love fashion and/or history, and you are interested in a tour that won't break your budget, Mike's NYC Tours provide free tours of New York's garment district. On this tour, you will visit iconic garment industry sites including the Fashion Walk of Fame and maybe even a showroom and/or a factory. You will also learn about the history of the fashion industry and how it has changed with the advent of computers among other things. Mike Kaback, the owner and operator of Mike's NYC Tours is uniquely qualified to provide these tours since he spent many years working in the New York garment industry himself. Accordingly, his tours give you not just an overview of the industry, but an insider's perspective. While there is no age requirement for the tour, it is not recommended for young children since it does involve a lot of walking around and listening to someone talk for long periods of time. It is also not recommended for anyone who has trouble standing or walking for long periods of time because the tour is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours long and does not involve a lot of sitting. While the tour is free, reservations are required. Tours are not given every day so if you are interested in attending one check out the schedule at http://garmentdistrict.nyc/plan-your-visit/walking-tours/ for information on when tours are available and how to reserve your space on one.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.