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A view of the Button & Needle sculpture with a Garment District banner and an office building in background

Free In Person & Virtual Garment District Walking Tour

Reservations: To reserve your spot, email

Tour Overview: Mike’s NYC Tours offer you a chance to learn all about the Garment District and the apparel industry from a licensed tour guide who has studied and practiced in the schmatta trades since 1965! Michael Kaback, a “garmento” himself for many years, leads this insider's tour that takes participants through a brief history of the apparel industry in New York City, from Henry Hudson to the present time. Filled with anecdotes from his personal experience in the industry, Michael discusses the advent of mass production, the sewing machine, the development of “sizes,” the invention of synthetic fibers. Additionally, he recounts the historical events, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, that have impacted the building of the current Garment District and the rise of unions in the industry, all now enjoyable from the comfort of your screen. 

In Person - Duration: Approximately one hour

Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 am
Thursday, June 20 at 10:30 am

Meet at Garment Worker Statue; NE corner of 7th Ave and W 39th street. at 10:25am SHARP!

Virtual Tour

None Upcoming