Rock, Punk and Glam! Three genres of music that helped form the history of a rock culture. New York City's East Village helped introduce new music, rock 'n' roll fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, The Fillmore East, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and more.
Find out where they played, lived, shopped and shot album covers, plus soak up the rich musical history of this historic Lower East Side neighborhood. Although many of these landmarks have changed, the memories continue to inspire up and coming New York City bands.
Rock 'n' roll historian Bobby Pinn, or one of our other rock 'n' roll tourguides, leads this 2 hour East Village rock walk...
We'll explore the neighborhood's rock history, focusing on sites and artists including:
CBGB's and The Fillmore East
Joey Ramone's NYC pad
St. Marks Hotel
Trash and Vaudeville
Iggy Pop's former residence
The Velvet Underground
Madonna's first NYC apartment and more...
Rock Junket is New York City's Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour, and gets you up close and personal with the East Village rock/punk scene. It's all rock on a New York City walk!
What Is Not Included?
We will not be going into any of the sites during the tour but afterwards you may want to visit a bar or clothing store so bring a credit card or cash.
Grutuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
Near East 9th Street and 3rd Avenue (East Village, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa or Mastercard. Cash is not accepted.
Where does the tour begin?
It starts in the East Village, which is easily reached by taxi or subway. Exact meeting location details, including a map and subway directions, will be provided to you immediately upon purchasing your eticket.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. There will many of great opportunities for taking memorable photos, so remember to bring your camera.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Obviously there are no provided since it's a walking tour. If an emergency arises, however, there are local establishments that might accommodate you.
Are strollers or wheelchairs allowed on the tour?
Yes, wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.
May I bring my dog on the tour.
We love pets but we ask that you leave your pet at home out of courtesy for the other guests that may not be pet friendly.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes. If you are interested in booking a private tour, please contact Rock Junket by clicking on the "Contact RockJunket" link.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes. To inquire about a Rock Junket gift certificate, please click the "Contact RockJunket" link and email your request, along with contact information.
Please leave your NYC Hotel number or local number where you can be reached.
Rock Junket host and creator Bobby Pinn has been in the music business for over 17 years. Pinn has worked with Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Rancid, Nirvana, Ramones, BB King and many others. Pinn also set up and hosted the very last Ramones instore at Tower Records on 4th Street in New York City.
Rock Junket has been featured on VH1 Rock Across America, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Rolling Stone magazine and the NY Post.
Pinn' s Rock Junket Tours will soon introduce many more "rock walks" in NYC. Bobby Pinn has a book available about rock n roll sites in NYC entitled Rock Junket: New York City. Pick up your copy today!