What's the easiest way to get to the tour?
By Subway from Manhattan on the 2 or 3 train (as evident in our logo). From Manhattan take the 3 express train downtown and get off at the Kingston Ave. stop. You can also take the 2 express train downtown from Manhattan and get off at the President St. stop. The trip is usually 35 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.
What about parking?
Parking can be very difficult except on Sundays and Wednesdays when some spots may open up, and other days that alternate side parking is not in effect. However, all other times parking is a real hassle and currently there are no parking garages in Crown Heights.
Should I print out my email confirmation?
No need. Just provide us with your name and we will take it from there.
Do you currently offer tours in Williamsburg, Flatbush, and Borough Park?
Not yet, at the moment tours are offered just in Crown Heights.
What if it rains or snows?
The tour continues rain or shine, even in the snow (just bring boots). If the tour ever needs to be canceled you will be notified by email and by phone and will be fully refunded.
What should I wear?
What feels comfortable as there is lots of walking. While not required, it is best to dress modestly out of respect to the tour locations.
How much does the tour cost?
$39.00 per person (Children Under 12- Free)
How long is the tour?
The tour lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
What time does the tour begin?
The tour begins at 10:00 am
Please note Summer Schedule (June 15th- August 17th) Sunday the tour begins at 2 p.m. and Fridays there are no tours available.
Does the tour ever take place on Saturday?
Since the tour is given by guides from this Hasidic Community the tour is never given on the Shabbat (Sabbath) the day of rest.
Where does the tour take place?
The tour takes place in our community in Crown Heights Brooklyn. The tour begins at 305 Kingston Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213.
What about restrooms?
There are plenty of opportunities for restroom breaks starting at the library where we meet as well as many of the stops along Kingston Ave.
Are you able to accommodate wheel chairs?
Since some of the tour locations have up to 3 flights of stairs we can not accommodate wheel chairs.
How much walking should I expect?
The tour includes up to a five block radius of walking and 3 flights of stairs at the tour locations.
Do I need to book in advance?
Tour reservations need to be made in advance through the website.
Are the tours given in any other language?
At this time the tour is only available in English.
May I take pictures/videos?
Is there time to go shopping in the local Hasidic stores?
Yes plenty of time either before, during, or after the tour.
Is there anything I need to bring?
Possibly an umbrella if there is rain in the forecast and a free adventurous spirit and an open mind!