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.

Revenue is invested in bringing communities together to fight the stigma against homelessness.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday - Friday

  • 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

  • Tour Participants

    3 to 25

  • Difficulty

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

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • 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 socks you brought!

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Francis Lee
June 15, 2016

Tour Start Address

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


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
United Legwear & Apparel Co.
Planet Sox