What you'll do
After dark, the city changes. Come with us to where it all began. Walk the steps of Basquiat and Haring. Hear stories about the walls before you. Every time we turn a corner, the past meets the present. Decades of work, countless stories. Wheatpastes, Murals, Graf. Roam the streets with us on a guided hunt for both masters of the game and up and comers. A nighttime (1.5-2h) guided walk around the busiest Street Art & Graffiti neighborhoods in NYC. Lots of stops along the way, with particular attention being paid to hard to find, older, and most unique pieces on the street. Photographs are encouraged, and we encourage all guests to tag the Artists (don't worry, she'll help with the tags, too.) New artists are adding to the NYC landscapes daily. ByteGirl knows who they are! You can try to walk the streets and experience this by yourself, and look up tags and names, and try to make out the tags on your own, OR, you can hear ByteGirls UNIQUE perspective, with many stories from the Artists themselves. Guests are encouraged to ask lots of questions, go ahead, try and stump her.
ByteGirl is a Gold Star NYC Certified Tour Guide with over 600+ 5-Star Reviews. She is a full time Street Art Photographer who has been documenting the Street Art and Graffiti scene for over 20y. A Local Art Curator. & Writer/Editor for Sold Magazine. She travels frequently to shoot Street Art. ByteGirl has interviewed over 80 artists as a PodCast Co-Host. Her inside knowledge and personal relationships with the artists combine for a very unique experience. She mixes in information about the neighborhood along with the art. You will learn about the art, the artists and the city!
Sold Magazine Sticker Pack, Raffle Ticket for a Free Work of Art, Flashlight Loan.
Where you'll be
Starting at the Bowery Mural Wall, we will pass by CBGBs (great nightime stories), Basquiat's Studio where he lived and worked, next, down 2nd Avenue, we will visit the NY Marble Cementary & East Village. Continuing down Allen Street, we will have many great flashlight opportunities at Freeman Alley. Coming down Bowery to Delancey Street we'll see tons of new pieces from some unique Artists.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Bring comfy shoes, a flashlight if you have it, and lots of questions!
Flashlight Nights: Art After Dark