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The NYC self-guided tours - Les tours auto-guidés de NYC

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Map with all the NYC tours- Carte avec tous les tours de NYC
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The NYC free self-guided tours with  Urban Treking New York, it's a series of 18 tours to visit the city on foot, with photos and detailed explanations of what you'll see along your way.

You can follow them on your cellphone or print them in advance.

To help you decide where to go, the map shows you approximately where these tours are, and offers a short description of their main highlights.

Now you only have to get ready to walk! There's some advice about that on the Be Ready page.


Les tours gratuits et guidés de NYC avec Trekking Urbain à New York, c'est une série de 18 tours pour visiter la ville à pied avec des photos et des explications détaillées de ce que vous verrez le long du chemin.

Vous pouvez les suivre sur votre portable ou les imprimer à l'avance.

Pour vous aider à choisir où aller, la carte vous indique approximativent où sont ces tours et en offre une descriptio…

The New York - West Harlem trek - Le trek de New York - West Harlem

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College Walk - Columbia University - Riverside - NYC

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The New York - West Harlem trek is a free self-guided tour to visit Upper Manhattan, Manhattanville and Riverside. It will take you about 2:30 hours to complete if strolling and taking photos, more if you explore all the museums and galleries on your way.

You'll see historical houses and monuments, two universities, art galleries, churches and museums. You'll also walk along the Hudson River.

All of that at https://lecomtedominique.com/UrbanTrekkingNewYork/index.php/en/west-harlem-tour/

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Le New York – West Harlem Trek est un tour gratuit et guidé de 5 km pour visiter Upper Manhattan, Manhattanville et Riverside. Il vous demandera environ 2h30 de marche en flânant et prenant des photos, plus si vous explorer toutes les galeries et musées sur votre route. 

Vous verrez des maisons et monuments historiques, deux universités, des galeries d’art, des églises et des musées.…

David August | DJ live | Brighton Music Hall | Boston

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David August | DJ live | Brighton Music Hall | Boston
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A single bad photo doesn't do justice to the energy and creativity at play yesterday evening at Brighton Music Hall for a sold out show by German DJ David August, but it's all  I have.

So you'll have to believe me if I say it was great!

Brighton Music Hall is not on any trek from Urban Trekking Boston as it is quite far from Downtown; yet for shows where the performer(s) is(are) next to the public and that ends before midnight instead of starting at midnight, it's a venue to remember.


Une seule mauvaise photo ne rend pas justice à l'énergie et la créativité en jeu hier soir à Brighton Music Hall pour un concert à guichets fermés du DJ allemand David August; c'est pourtant tout ce que j'ai!

Il vous faudra donc me croire si je vous dit que c'était bien!

Brighton Music Hall n'est pas sur les treks de Trekking Urbain à Boston parce que c'est assez loin du centre; ceci …

Rabbits & roses - Boston Garden | Lapins & roses - jardin de Boston

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Rabbits & roses don't mix well at the Boston Garden, like everywhere else! 

What's surprising is that, on top of the squirrels that are everywhere, there are some rabbits in the middle of the city. 

If you take the Beacon Hill and parks treks at night, perhaps you'll see them in front of the fence, looking at the roses out of reach!


Lapins & roses ne se mélangent pas bien au jardin de Boston comme partout ailleurs! 

Ce qui est étonnant, c'est qu'en plus des écureuils qui sont partout, il y ait des lapins au milieu de la ville.

Si vous prenez le trek de Beacon Hill et des parcs la nuit, vous les verrez peut-être devant le grillage, regardant les roses inaccessibles!

Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy - Andover, MA

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Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy - Andover, MA

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A gallery well worth a visit in the very New England city of Andover, at the more than prestigious Phillips Academy. It's at about 20 miles from Boston.

Small museum is a better name to describe this place full of American Art masterpieces on 3 floors in about 6 galleries. Some  are very unusual like its superb collection of models American ships, some are cutting edge. There's also an extensive collection of photographs shown on a rotating basis in thematic exhibitions. All of that for the education of students, of course, but also for the general public.

It's another addition to the new page "Beyond Boston" at Urban Trekking Boston.

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Une galerie qui vaut une visite dans la très Nouvelle Angleterre ville de Andover et à la plus que prestigieuse Phillips Academy. C'est à environ 30 km de Boston.

Petit musée est un nom plus adéquat pour dé…

Howardena Pindell retrospective at the Rose Museum in Waltham, MA

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About the Howardena Pindell retrospective at the Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, "What remains to be seen": even if you don't especially like the artist 's works, once again the Rose Museum offers an exciting show as it allows to follow Pindell creation since the 1960s until now, with her recurring themes and the transformations she operated following personal dramas and/or the evolution of the time. It's quite unusual to get 50 years of work under the same roof and it explains why, for once, her work is spread over all the galleries of the museum.

You'll have until May 19 to  go and see this show before it goes somewhere else in the USA (it has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago)

The Rose Museum is not on the guided tours of Urban Trekking Boston because it's in the suburbs so for once, take a car!


A propos de la rétrospective Howardena Pindell au Rose Museum de Brandeis University, Waltha…