Knock Knock Give a Sock: East Village Walking Tour: Bowery Mission and the Neighborhood

East Village Walking Tour: Bowery Mission and the Neighborhood

New York, United States

Knock Knock Give a Sock

Non-profit organization

1.5 hours
From$18 USDPer person

Knock Knock Give a Sock collected over 12,000 pairs of socks in 2014 to donate to homeless shelters across the U.S.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit New York’s hippest, trendiest neighborhood and help provide socks to those experiencing homelessness.
  • Walk the streets of the East Village like a New Yorker and uncover its best kept secrets.
  • Visit the Bowery Mission, a NYC staple that’s been serving the city’s hungry and homeless since 1879, and donate a sock.

Tour revenue will help provide socks to the homeless. Socks are in high demand for the homeless in the winter.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Tour Participants

    3 to 25

  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Bring a pair of socks to donate at the end of your visit! Your tour will start with a presentation about Knock Knock Give a Sock and a brief walking tour of New York City’s vibrant East Village. The tour will end at the Bowery Mission, where many of those experiencing homelessness receive socks from KKGAS. Here you can donate that pair of sock you brought!

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Francis Lee
June 15, 2016

1 Visitor Review

    Claire P. ●  Apr 16, 2016

    We loved exploring the East Village while also knowing we were doing something good! Definitely recommend this tour!

How To Get There

By subway: take the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, or R train to 14th St.—Union Square Station. Walk towards the steps at 14th St. and Park Avenue.
By bus: Seven bus lines serve the neighborhood, the M1, M2, M3, M7, M9 and M14.
By car: Icon Parking System has many locations around Union Square Park; check out their website for locations and rates.

More About Knock Knock Give a Sock


To provide sock donations for those experiencing homelessness.

Main Programs

  • Sock donation

  • Sock collection

Awards & Recognition

New York University
United Legwear & Apparel Co.
Planet Sox