Greeter for a Day

Launched in 2008, the Greeter for a Day program provides New York political leaders, corporate executives and celebrities with the opportunity to experience what it means to be a Big Apple Greeter. For the visitors, this is an exciting adventure – they get to see New York City through the eyes of a New Yorker, and a celebrated one at that! For the Greeter for a Day participants, it is also an opportunity to show off a favorite part of the City. Following are highlights of just a few of these fun and engaging visits.

NYC Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo

l. to r. Big Apple Greeter Bobbie Kaplan, Greeter Cindy Riley, Greeter for a Day Council Member Arroyo and German visitors Sabine and Adrian at Yankee Stadium

Greeter for a Day Maria del Carmen Arroyo explained to her visitors that contacting Big Apple Greeter was a really smart move, since “you’ll get to see the good stuff – the things real New Yorkers know about.” Arroyo, who represents the 17th district in the Bronx, brought the visitors to one of the borough’s most beloved treasures – Yankee Stadium. Read More

NYC Council Member Daniel Garodnick

Council Member Garodnick with German visitors Jan and Christina
Council Member Garodnick with German visitors Jan and Christina

On a crisp fall day, Council Member Garodnick and his Chief of Staff, Ilona Kramer, gave an inside view of City Hall to visitors from Germany.

During the visit, Council Member Garodnick also took the time to recommend some lesser-known sites for the visitors: the Coney Island Halloween Parade, the Farmer’s Market at Union Square, the East River Ferry to the Brooklyn Bridge, and the statue of Christopher Columbus. Read More

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm

Councilman Dromm with visitors Esther and Mario Van Houton from The Netherlands. Photo by Karen Bell

Council Member Dromm shared Jackson Heights, Queens with visitors from The Netherlands.

He explained that Jackson Heights is a “small town in the big city,” and showed the visitors a cross-section of neighborhoods including Little India, Little Bangladesh, and the historic district. Read More

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