Fun and Informative, Alice Hunsberger shows you the adventure of New York. From Times Square and Statue of Liberty to the city's darkest scandals, with art, food and ethnicities stirred in, Alice unfolds layers of NY! Her life in New York as a professor of history, literature and world religions, as well as a promoter of NYC cultural treasures, allows her to create customized, authentic experiences for groups of all sizes and ages, and from all the world, including long-time New Yorkers.
"Since my college days in Columbia and NYU, I've loved showing my city to families, tourists, United Nations diplomats, and school, religious and corporate groups. As a professor and consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I've explained the cultural context of art, architecture and literature to hundreds of visitors of all ages. For the Municipal Art Society of NY, I've led walks of my own neighborhood near Columbia, Morningside Heights, discussing history and community building. Now I bring all these passions together as a licensed NYC tour guide, where I design and lead customizable tours with as much fun and facts as you wish!"
Let Alice Hunsberger make your New York City dreams come true! Whether you have a large group or small, one day or many, Alice will make your experience unique and unforgettable, the best of the Big Apple!
Are you Adventurous? Alice is constantly developing new tours and offers reduced prices for 'Dress Rehearsal' preview tours. Call or email to find out how it works and what's available.
More bio details: A childhood spent in apple orchards of the Hudson Valley led Alice to dreams of the Big Apple. And she made it happen. After graduating from a Staten Island NYC public high school, then from NYU with honors, and Columbia with a prize-winning PhD, Alice also raised her family in Manhattan. She has spoken at the United Nations, worked at Asia Society & Museum, Seamen's Church Institute and American Federation of Arts, and acted in independent film projects. Author, editor, mosaic artist, professor, singer, Alice organizes events, lectures and tours around the world. She knows what makes a great and memorable tour experience. Let her create one for you!
Tours & Services Offered
Exquisite Adventures tours can be personalized for your group (your interests, ages, number in group, accessibility & mobility, and amount of time). Let's plan a trip!
"Struggles for Freedom & Justice: Monuments of Morningside Heights" - Learn about revolutions in America and Euope from neighborhood monuments. Famous (Ulysses S Grant, George Washington, Pulitzer) and forgotten (Tilden, Butterfield, Women's Public Health) come to life again as we criss-cross continents & centuries in this part of NYC once known as the "Acropolis of America."
"Walking Meditation in Sakura Park" -- Slow down and appreciate the ground we walk on, the wind we hear, and our specific day. Includes readings from world spiritual masters and poets. Lovely Sakura ("cherry blossom") Park in Manhattan sits nestled between Riverside Church, a music school, Grant's Tomb and International House.
"Just Off the Ferry!" - Extend your free Staten Island Ferry ride with 1-2 hour walking tour of St. George Highlights - Natl Lighthouse Museum; 9/11 "Postcards" Memorial; SI Yankees Baseball Park; Borough Hall with 14 WPA 1930s murals of Staten Island history, gorgeous restored St. George Theatre; Irish Memorial. Add Lunch or Dinner.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (you choose: "Highlights," "Love in the Islamic Galleries," "Persian Poetry and Art," "Medieval Tyrants and Lovers," "In the Footsteps of Abraham: Treasures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.")
Columbia University Area Tour for Students & Families (can add Food Tour)
NYU Area Tour for Students & Families (can add Food Tour)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Highlights, with 9/11 Memorial
Sacred Places and Quiet Gardens
New York's Religious History and Architecture
Staten Island - Ferry, Food and Culture
Queens - "Encapsulating America: Two Time Capsules of Two World's Fairs (1939 and 1964)"