Walk the streets to see the evolution of NYC’s public art before finishing with a drink at Abraham Lincoln’s old bar.
- Sascha Mombartz is an NYC design expert and artist
- Learn about the different public art that’s shaped NYC’s neighborhoods
- Visit over 20 “hidden” sites spanning from the 1970s to present day
Everywhere you go in NYC, you’re surrounded by historical and cultural relevance. But how much do you know about the places you go that don’t have a plaque announcing their significance? There are literally thousands of locations like this all over NYC, and most of us walk past them every day without ever giving them a second look.
Sascha Mombartz is a Cooper Union graduated artist and NYC designer who’s obsessed with finding the public works of art that have made a huge difference in how New York has grown and changed throughout the decades.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of New York’s neighborhoods on this public art tour. Sascha starts in SoHo and delves deep into the “hidden” side of this very trafficked part of the city, including offering snippets about the architecture that towers above us. Journey from the 1970s through present day, and discuss the history and influences of the public art on some of the city’s most obvious street corners.
Meet the Host
Born in Malta and raised all over the world in places like Ethiopia, Thailand, Germany, and Egypt, Sascha Mombartz came to New York to study art and design at Cooper Union. While he was in school, he quickly fell in love with New York’s deep and rich art and architectural history and took it upon...More about this host
Janine YoungSascha was amazing! Very informative and very good company too. He even taught this art oriented Native New Yorker quite a lot!
lucas latallerieThis tour was so great!!! Cannot be missed if you want to discover New York in a different way than with your guide book! Sacha is perfect in its role, very communicative and he shares with you his love for architecture in a great way. You learn lot of things, discover hiden places and arts that you would not even had noticed. Thanks!
Janet MurrayGreat tour! Sasha is a well informed and entertaining guide-- showed us lots of hidden treasures and included lots of interesting historical info and backstories. Would recommend highly!
Libbet Horn-PhathanothaiSacha was a great host. Very knowledgeable, fun and armed with the extra little fascinating details that pull the peices of architecture and public art together. Highly recommended!
Roseanne BurkeSascha is both passionate and knowledgeable about the art and architecture of Soho and the Lower East Side. I've spent lots of time in this area, but learned so much and saw things in a whole new way - it was a great experience.
mark adamsI do endorse this event, not least for the pleasant conversation over a beer at the end.
Ronald GehrmannReally enjoyed Sascha's tour "Trace the History of NYC’s Diverse Public Art and Architecture." Sascha has a relaxed, friendly style and shared a wealth of information. The pace was perfect, and we covered a lot of ground. Chatting over a beer was a fine conclusion to an enjoyable outing! Highly recommended for NYC residents as well as visitors.