R.Garr Tours

R.Garr Tours NYC Tourist Guide R. Garr Tours provides family, group and personal tours anytime, any day. NYC Licensed Sightseeing Guide, Robin Garr, is passionate about New York City and experienced in leading tours on a wide range of topics.

Her tours are especially designed to engage various interests, ages, learning styles and abilities. A City resident for nearly 30 years and retired from a career in art, history and natural history museum education have made Robin into a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Areas of specialty include equestrian New York, New York museums, art, history, architecture, sports, horse racing and natural history. A proud member of, and Certified by the Guides Association of New York City, www.GANYC.org, Robin's tours are based on solid and active research, other tours and personal experience. Robin promises you great memories created in the greatest city on earth!

Operating as usual

06/02/2021

As we enter "The Summer of New York" with cautious optimism, we want to again thank all our members and partners and affiliates for their support over this past year. GANYC has been working for years to be the most proactive trade organization for professional tour guides in the United States, and we doubled our efforts during this crisis.

In addition to our continuing education for our members-- through our certification course, professional development programs, FAM tours, etc-- we have worked this past year to aid members in finding the assistance and resources needed to navigate this crisis. We engaged in media outreach to make sure that professional guides were not lost in the stories of those impacted by a changing world and economy. Our virtual GANYC Apple Awards celebrated this city and its resiliency. Our monthly meetings worked to spotlight great speakers. And our inaugural GuideWeek conference was a success thanks to all of you. And we created initiatives, from the Tour Your Own City campaign to regularly updated health & safety guidelines, to safely help guides return to doing what they do best: being the storytellers and ambassadors of their great city.

We will continue this great work during the remainder of this crisis, and beyond.

Finally, a reminder that you can find over 100 unique NYC tours on https://touryourowncity.com/ or peruse our roster of talented tour guides at https://www.ganyc.org/find-guide .

Be well New York, and we look forward to seeing you out on tour very soon!

All the hype this week in NYC was for Little Island. So the High Line wasn’t too busy! Perfect day to check out the late...
05/25/2021

All the hype this week in NYC was for Little Island. So the High Line wasn’t too busy! Perfect day to check out the latest art installtion. Book a tour with me and I’ll show it all to you!

First walking tour of Central Park in over a year! New York City is opening, the weather is spectacular, and the crowds ...
05/14/2021

First walking tour of Central Park in over a year! New York City is opening, the weather is spectacular, and the crowds are minimal. Now is the time to visit! Take my Art & Architecture of Central Park tour!

Wisteria season! Last of the blooms in Central Park. This magnificent tree graces the pergola at the Chess & Checkers Ho...
05/12/2021

Wisteria season! Last of the blooms in Central Park. This magnificent tree graces the pergola at the Chess & Checkers House.

As a New Yorker, I can take variations in my routes on my way to complete mundane errands. Today I cut through Macy’s de...
05/03/2021

As a New Yorker, I can take variations in my routes on my way to complete mundane errands. Today I cut through Macy’s department store to check out the annual Flower Show. NYC is blooming just like these flowers🌸Come visit. Hire this guide and I’ll show you!

Just like the flowers in bloom New York City is opening up! The Mayor announced today that all restaurants, museums, att...
04/29/2021

Just like the flowers in bloom New York City is opening up! The Mayor announced today that all restaurants, museums, attractions will be fully open by July 1st. Now is the time to visit! Book a guided tour with me and I’ll show you. #tourism #architecture #art #history #nature #walkingtours #tourguide

Central Park is displaying its springtime beauty! Book a walking tour now to catch the glorious blooms🌸🌼🌷 My tours featu...
04/09/2021

Central Park is displaying its springtime beauty! Book a walking tour now to catch the glorious blooms🌸🌼🌷 My tours feature the art, architecture and history of this amazing urban oasis. Contact me to book your personal tour before the blooms fade!

Beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Park. Lots of blooms, people, art & architecture, and the usual New York City buzz. C...
04/04/2021

Beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Park. Lots of blooms, people, art & architecture, and the usual New York City buzz. Come visit, I’ll show it to you!

In honor of a mentor and a mensch. It was my honor. It was wonderful to see colleagues and friends in person!
03/26/2021

In honor of a mentor and a mensch. It was my honor.
It was wonderful to see colleagues and friends in person!

Ferried down the East River and did the Squibb today. Walked the Squibb footbridge from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Brooklyn...
03/14/2021

Ferried down the East River and did the Squibb today.
Walked the Squibb footbridge from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Brooklyn Heights. Amazing views, history, architecture, and did I mention the views?! Book a tour and I’ll show you.

One of the new photo-games on the East River ferries is to try and capture the Empire State Building through the towers ...
02/25/2021

One of the new photo-games on the East River ferries is to try and capture the Empire State Building through the towers of the American Copper Building as the ferry leaves the 34th Street pier. Take a tour with me on NYC’s waterways and I’ll show you all the photo-games and more!

A stroll in the snow🌨☃️❄️☃️🌨 in beautiful midtown Manhattan! I am happy to show you the architecture, the parks and the ...
02/07/2021

A stroll in the snow🌨☃️❄️☃️🌨 in beautiful midtown Manhattan! I am happy to show you the architecture, the parks and the art in New York City in any season.

Okay... a big long post with photos of the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York. The new “Penn Station” is certainly an i...
01/17/2021

Okay... a big long post with photos of the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York. The new “Penn Station” is certainly an improvement on the former entry into Manhattan. One still has to ascend from the depths when exiting a train, but at least there is a reward at the top of the escalator. On your next trip to NYC I’ll show you.

I spent the morning and afternoon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. First in the newly installed European gal...
01/15/2021

I spent the morning and afternoon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. First in the newly installed European galleries, then in the Costume Institute’s exhibition: About Time. Not allowed to give tours inside just yet, but I am hopeful it will be soon. I can provide you with a Central Park tour to the door of the Met right now!

Took an NYC Ferry down the East River at dusk hoping to view the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction. I did see it — on the w...
12/29/2020

Took an NYC Ferry down the East River at dusk hoping to view the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction. I did see it — on the way back up
river. Also saw some of the Downtown sights, a full moon and spectacular sunset. Throw in that Manhattan skyline, and wow!
Book a tour I’ll show you too.

Are you ready for 2021?! Times Square, the heart of the🗽Big Apple is getting ready too! Less crowded this year.  I hope ...
12/22/2020

Are you ready for 2021?! Times Square, the heart of the🗽Big Apple is getting ready too! Less crowded this year. I hope to see crowds next year. I can’t wait to show you.
Book a tour! ☃️❄️Happy New Year! 🥂🎉

A beautiful last-of-autumn weekend in Central Park. It was nearly 60F degrees and the park was busy! Some of the sights ...
12/13/2020

A beautiful last-of-autumn weekend in Central Park. It was nearly 60F degrees and the park was busy! Some of the sights on my Art in the Park tour.

Lights, lights, floating trees and more lights at Hudson Yards! Even the Vessel is strung with lights. Very sparkly, ver...
12/08/2020

Lights, lights, floating trees and more lights at Hudson Yards! Even the Vessel is strung with lights. Very sparkly, very festive!

Update on The Tree🎄 The lights will officially come on tonight —no public allowed. Timed tickets required for viewing af...
12/02/2020

Update on The Tree🎄 The lights will officially come on tonight —no public allowed. Timed tickets required for viewing after today. (See below.) Holidays on Fifth Avenue look a bit different in 2020.

11/25/2020

Breezey and yet festive here in New York City! Happy Thanksgiving eve everyone!

Have you usually avoided Rockefeller Center during the holidays because of the crowds? This year is your chance to see t...
11/17/2020

Have you usually avoided Rockefeller Center during the holidays because of the crowds? This year is your chance to see the tree🎄 minus the crowds. Book one of my midtown tours and I’ll show you!

Autumn in New York City is wonderful, but when the weather is summer-like it is spectacular! Just a few sights you will ...
11/10/2020

Autumn in New York City is wonderful, but when the weather is summer-like it is spectacular! Just a few sights you will see on my Art in Central Park Walk. Contact me to book a tour!

Received a complimentary pass to Top of the Rock from @rockcenternyc and Guides Association Of New York City to see thei...
10/18/2020

Received a complimentary pass to Top of the Rock from @rockcenternyc and Guides Association Of New York City to see their safety protocols. A spectacular Saturday and classic NYC experience. You can add a visit to my Thoroughly Modern Midtown tour!
Contact me for info.

Scenes from my Greenwich Village: Tiny Town walking tour. Perfect Sunday pre-brunch tour! Just one of the walking tours ...
10/11/2020

Scenes from my Greenwich Village: Tiny Town walking tour. Perfect Sunday pre-brunch tour! Just one of the walking tours on my autumn roster. Contact me for information and a full listing of tours!

Some of the sights to be seen on my autumn 2020  #nycwalkingtours 🍂 NYC is open and  ready for you.  Safety protocols in...
09/24/2020

Some of the sights to be seen on my autumn 2020 #nycwalkingtours 🍂 NYC is open and ready for you. Safety protocols in place. Contact me for details on offerings and to book a tour. Let me show you!

Visited a few sites related to the American Revolutionary War today in beautiful Brooklyn. Started in Green-Wood Cemeter...
09/15/2020

Visited a few sites related to the American Revolutionary War today in beautiful Brooklyn. Started in Green-Wood Cemetery, made my way to Prospect Park, and finally over to Fort Greene. Book a Brooklyn tour and I’ll show you!

Out of love for NYC and in memory of 9/11, Lewis Miller, floral designer extraordinaire, placed four Flower Flashes on F...
09/11/2020

Out of love for NYC and in memory of 9/11, Lewis Miller, floral designer extraordinaire, placed four Flower Flashes on Fifth Avenue today. New York is alive and well!

Once the center of NYC  #Thoroughbred racing, 🏇Coney Island today is a beach🏖🍹 playground. 🎡🎢🎠 But there are horses to b...
09/08/2020

Once the center of NYC #Thoroughbred racing, 🏇Coney Island today is a beach🏖🍹 playground. 🎡🎢🎠 But there are horses to be found. EquestrianNY is always on the lookout 👀 for equines in New York City! Book a tour and I’ll show you! 🐎

Empire State Building hosted a familiarization-visit for the Guides Association of New York City to see the safety proto...
08/28/2020

Empire State Building hosted a familiarization-visit for the Guides Association of New York City to see the safety protocols in place. Masks, social distancing, fun and taking in the views required! Book one of my Midtown architecture tours and I’ll share all the details.

Headed down the East River today to check out lower Manhattan environs. No crowds, lots to see. I’ll be offering walking...
08/21/2020

Headed down the East River today to check out lower Manhattan environs. No crowds, lots to see. I’ll be offering walking tours of NYC in Spetember for small parties of six or less, and following all safety protocols. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

The Lamps of Gramercy. Walked to Gramercy Park to view the progress on the Harper House and it’s Mayoral Lamps. I am hap...
08/07/2020

The Lamps of Gramercy.
Walked to Gramercy Park to view the progress on the Harper House and it’s Mayoral Lamps. I am happy to see they have been faithfully restored. Enjoyed a stroll looking at all the lamps.
Book a tour and I’ll show you!

Indian Hunter by sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, 1866. Located in Central Park, this sculpture was the first by an Amer...
08/01/2020

Indian Hunter by sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, 1866. Located in Central Park, this sculpture was the first by an American artist and among the earliest sculptures to be placed in the Park. It is one of four by J.Q.A. Ward in Central Park. Book a tour and I’ll show you more!

07/24/2020

Lenny Kravitz’s song 🎶New York City🗽 was perfect for this lonely stroll through Rockefeller Center this ☔️ rainy, Friday morning! We are tough and we will survive and I can’t wait to welcome you back for tours of the greatest city in the world!💕

I took a walk and had fun spotting equines! New York City is slowly opening and we look forward to welcoming tourists— l...
07/12/2020

I took a walk and had fun spotting equines! New York City is slowly opening and we look forward to welcoming tourists— locals! #TourYourOwnCity will be launching soon. My Midtown Architecture and Central Park tours will be up and running. Come see me and we will spot the horses!
#EquestrianNY

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R. Garr Tours provides family, group and personal tours. Contact Robin directly to set up tour dates. She offers weekly walking tours -- check out the website for details. Tour can be taken on foot, MTA subways and buses, taxi, private car, van or coach bus. Private tours can be arranged for 1/2 day, full day, or multiple days. Group tours and walking tours are generally 2 1/2 - 3 hours depending on itinerary. Visit www.RGarrTours.com for complete details.

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