Walking Tours

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

Free Virtual Garment District Walking Tour

Tour Duration:  45-50 minutes

Reservations: To reserve your spot, email MikesNYCtours@yahoo.com.

Tour Overview: Mike’s NYC Tours offers 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 and the sewing machine, the development of “sizes,” the invention of synthetic fibers, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and how it impacted both the building of the current Garment District and the rise of unions in the industry, all now enjoyable from the comfort of your screen. 

2021 Virtual Tour Dates:
Tuesday, May 4th at 1 PM
Tuesday, May 11th at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 19th at 7 PM