Tin Pan Alley Birthplace of American Popular Music Guided Tour
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free guided tour of Tin Pan Alley with Miriam Berman, author of "Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks."
Tin Pan Alley is the cradle of the music industry in the United States. Here, American popular music as we know it was first produced by sheet music publishers, songwriters and performers including Irving Berlin. This one block of 28th Street offers a glimpse into what has become a worldwide cultural force – pop music – at its specific place of creation. As an enclave of 19th-century structures, it is also largely intact as architecture.
The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project commemorates and invigorates a living legacy: the birthplace of American Popular Music and the modern music industry on West 28th Street in New York City.
In 2019, Tin Pan Alley became an official New York City landmark with the designation of 47-55 West 28th Street by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission following years of advocacy by the Tin Pan Alley Project among many others.
Meet at NW corner of 28th Street and Broadway. More information at OHNY.org and www.tinpanalley,nyc