TOURS OF NEW YORK CITY

TOURS OF NEW YORK CITY

Isabelle Garbani
NYC Licensed Tour Guide


igarbani@netscape.net
License # 2086629-DCA

 

Meet your guide: Isabelle Garbani

NYC Licensed Tour Guide

I am a Brooklyn-based artist who makes large-scale installations, with community-engagement and performance. I taught drawing, sculpture, and public art at small private college on Staten Island until 2020. My passion is art, and I want to share my love of New York City through all the wonderful public art, architectural gems, and unique sights of the city that never sleeps. I will show you iconic New York, and some hidden treasures for a memorable experience.

I am a licensed New York City tour guide, and I am fluent in French and English. Email me to find out about custom tours.

 

Art And Culture walking tours of New York City

9/11 and Downtown Memorials NYC Walking Tour

9/11 and Downtown Memorials NYC Walking Tour

In this walking tour, I will take you to the 9/11 memorial, and less well-known memorials around that area: the Sphere, and America's Response Monument in Liberty Plaza, the Irish Hunger memorial, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and St Paul's Chapel to see artifacts collected during the tragic events of 9/11.

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Picnic

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are the two most iconic symbols of New York City's diversity. As an immigrant, and a New Yorker, I want to share my love of New York with you, with a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, with a picnic break inspired by food brought to America by immigrants..

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NYC

NYC Walking Tour of Central Park's Art

As an artist, I have spent many afternoons admiring the public art of Central Park. As former art professor, I have taught my students many secrets about the park's artwork!

In this walking tour, I will share some of my favorite artwork with you, and tell you the stories behind the famous and not-so-famous statues: from the sled dog Balto, to the newest statue, the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument, to the Bethesda Fountain Angel of the Water ( the first public commission received by a woman in New York City), to Alice in Wonderland, one of the first statues inviting children and adults alike to touch, climb, and interact with Alice and her friends.

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New York City Met Cloisters tour

Met Cloisters

In this two hour, we will travel through time visiting indoor and outdoor exhibits, to discover paintings, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, along with a unique collection of plants, herbs, flowers, trees, and rare medieval species.

As an artist, I will put the art collection in the context of medieval time and aesthetics. I will share my knowledge of the collection in its unique setting, for a glimpse of medieval life and culture

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Draw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

Draw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

As an artist and art professor, I will give the group a short and simple drawing lesson to help you make the most out of this experience. I will show you how to use. . . a skewer to make an accurate drawing. This basic lesson made artists of all my students!

We will head out to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we can draw from the medieval Arms and Armour collection, the European sculpture gallery, the Asian Wing, or the American Wing courtyard. What we draw will be tailored to the group's interests, so please do not hesitate to email me about your interests, and I will find the perfect spot for you.

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New York City Chocolate Tour

New York City Chocolate Tour

I will take you from the Lower East Side to Soho, through Chinatown and Little Italy (with an option to extend the tour to the West Village) to sample the best chocolate in New York City. We will sample green tea chocolate bars, rum filled Swedish chocolate, artisanal chocolate with local and ethnically sourced ingredients, decadent truffles with chocolate from Belize, and the creations of Chef Maribel Lieberman.

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