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 is a nonprofit organization that collects the most needed, but least donated article of clothing for those experiencing homelessness: socks.

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 be invested in distributing socks to people experiencing homelessness.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday - Friday

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    3 to 25

  • Difficulty

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

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • 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 socks you brought!

Vetted & Visited By

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Ribbon ambassador
Francis Lee
June 15, 2016

1 Visitor Review

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    Claire P. ●  Apr 16, 2016

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

Tour Start Address

Union Square Park (E 14th St & Broadway (by the steps. Directly across the street from Whole Foods), New York, NY, United States

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

Mission

To bring together those who are and are not experiencing homelessness in order to encourage discussions and ultimately dissipate the stigma associated with homelessness.

Main Programs

  • Sock collection and donation

Awards & Recognition

New York University
Partner
United Legwear & Apparel Co.
Partner
Planet Sox
Partner
Bombas
Partner
ToeSox
Partner