Meet a Greeter

Greeter giving visitors a free tour of New York CityBig Apple Greeter is a non-profit organization that matches worldwide visitors with friendly New Yorkers who are happy to share the city they love.  A visit with a Greeter leaves a lasting impression of the city, the warmth of its people, and the diversity of its neighborhoods.

  • Big Apple Greeter’s services are available FREE OF CHARGE, and there is a NO TIPPING POLICY.
  • All Greeters are volunteers – not paid, professional tour guides.
  • To help us continue providing this unique welcoming service, please consider making a donation.

New Yorkers who serve as Greeters come from varied backgrounds and can welcome visitors in over 20 languages. Greeters and visitors are matched according to language, neighborhoods requested, and interests, when possible.

Big Apple Greeter welcomes all visitors without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, marital status, or disability.

Submit your request to meet a Greeter by filling in the Visit Request Form.

Photo: Marcus Reidenberg

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