Birthday Walks NYC (or anywhere with numbered streets)

Stroll the New York City street numbered for your age, anniversary or milestone.

Walk 42nd St. when you're 42!

  1. Wander in wonder and wisdom... 

  2. Slow down.

  3. Use all your senses.

  4. Trust your intuition.

  5. Follow your impulse.

  6. Take photos; Make notes.

  7. Talk about it. Draw insight.

  8. Keep going. 

What draws your attention?

  • Architecture

  • People 

  • Foods

  • Textures

  • Words/Messages  

  • Sounds 

What do these moments mean to you about your new year of you to come? 

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"My wife gave me a birthday walk for my 63rd birthday and while I knew we’d be walking from river to river, I had no idea what to expect.  But the day still managed to surpass anything I could have imagined.  Barbara has this wonderful ability to use found items and situations as prompts to initiate questions that helped me think about my past, my present and most importantly, my future.  The day was full of serendipitous situations such as when shortly after talking about the importance of breathing deeply we stumbled upon a Zen center offering mediation classes.  Barbara is incredibly smart, fun, intuitive and spontaneous.  She helped me notice things that I just wouldn’t have noticed if I were walking at my normal pace and in my normal headspace.  I’m already looking forward to 64th Street!"

- Steve

"The best gift to myself. I was amazed how mundane signs and shops became catalysts. Everything I created in my Birthday Walk is happening: my business has taken off,

my love life is flourishing. I’m living as a powerful woman whose time it is to shine.” 
- Cynthia


“Just magical - Barbara curated a magnificent experience. Even though I’m a native New Yorker, I saw, felt, and heard things I’ve never experienced before. 
- Alejandro


"Barbara Ann Michaels' City streetwalkabout is part visual and historical picnic, part free-form frolic, part meditation... all serendipity and discovery. A delightfully different way to celebrate a special year in my life, spelunking East Side to West for my 57th birthday." 
- Colin

"Barbara gave me an absolutely delightful Birthday Walk! The most serendipitous of circumstances combined with Barbara's insight, wisdom and sense of hilarity inspired both clarity and tenderness about my upcoming year. It was a rich and totally fun experience." 

- Sharon