COME WINDOW-HOPPING WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS ON A SPECIAL HOLIDAY TOUR DESIGNED FOR US BY WALK ABOUT NEW YORK.
On Saturday, December 3, Out Professionals invites you to relive the joys of holidays past at “Holiday Window-Hopping,” a spirited tour of the most storied of Midtown’s Christmas windows — original works of art soon to disappear.
This private tour is designed for us by Walk About New York. We begin at Lord & Taylor, the oldest luxury department store in North America. Then we’re off to Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, Van Cleef & Arpels, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s.
Afterwards, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends at Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”), 110 East 57th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Some of the tour’s surprises:
- Which technological advancement led to window shopping?
- Which store puts its windows in place using hydraulic lifts?
- Which popular toy began by livening up a window display?
- Which well-known Christmas character got its start in a window?
- Which artist inconceivably created windows for the late Bonwit Teller?
Tour Director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil developed OP’s new tour of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.
On Saturday, December 3, we meet at 10:45 a.m. on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, diagonally opposite Lord & Taylor, a National Historic Landmark. Subway: B/D/F/M to 42nd Street Bryant Park; D/F/N/Q/R to 34th Street Herald Square. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Tour begins 11 a.m. sharp and takes place rain or shine. It involves stairs and use of your MetroCard. Afterwards, unwind at chocolatier Jacques Torres, 110 East 57th Street; refreshments on your own.
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. At the door, if available, cash only.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS admission for one to “Holiday Window-Hopping: The Walking Tour and Mixer” totals just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.