Free In Person & Virtual Garment District Walking Tour
Reservations: To reserve your spot, email MikesNYCtours@yahoo.com.
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.
Virtual - Duration: 45 minutes
Monday, May 9th at 11 am
In Person - Duration: Approximately one hour
Saturday, May 7th at 11 am
Wednesday, May 18th at 10:30 am
Meet at Garment Worker Statue; SE corner of 7th Ave and W 39th street. at 10:55am SHARP!