For 10 years, NYU Gallatin Professor Louise Harpman has led the BIG WALK, a free all-day tour that takes students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all other interested parties out to explore New York City’s most notable streets and landmarks.

The 2021 BIG WALK led participants across Governors Island to visit locations such as the May Room, the New York Virtual Volcano Observatory, and Fort Jay. Previous walks have taken urban enthusiasts to areas including Roosevelt Island, the full length of Broadway, the Hudson waterfront, Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, and the Queens neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Long Island City.

The 2021 BIG WALK was co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin WetLab, openEARTHstudio, and the Gallatin Design Collective.

Relive this year’s BIG WALK through the photos below as you try to guess the location for next year!

n the way into Fort Jay, participants pause on a bridge that spans New York City’s only moat

On the way into Fort Jay, walkers pause on a bridge that spans New York City’s only moat / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Exploring Fort Jay, the oldest existing defensive structure on the island, with a view of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center

Exploring Fort Jay, the oldest existing defensive structure on the island, with a view of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

 The view of the Statue of Liberty from Outlook Hill

The view of the Statue of Liberty from Outlook Hill / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Ascending Outlook Hill on the South side of Governors Island / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Ascending Outlook Hill on the South side of Governors Island

 Traveling from under the archway of Liggett Hall, designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1929

Traveling from under the archway of Liggett Hall, designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1929 / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Outside of Liggett Hall with guest speaker, the architect Samuel G. White (second from right), and BIG WALK founder and Gallatin faculty member Louise Harpman (right)

Outside of Liggett Hall with guest speaker, the architect Samuel G. White (second from right), and BIG WALK founder and Gallatin faculty member Louise Harpman (right) / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

 (left to right) Gallatin faculty members Eugenia Kisin, Cyd Cipolla, and Karen Holmberg, on the steps of the Gallatin WetLab space, located at 403 Colonels Row

(left to right) Gallatin faculty members Eugenia Kisin, Cyd Cipolla, and Karen Holmberg, on the steps of the Gallatin WetLab space, located at 403 Colonels Row / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Attendees stop to contemplate the inside of the former church Our Lady Star of the Sea, transformed by artist Shantell Mar­tin into The May Room

Attendees stop to contemplate the inside of the former church Our Lady Star of the Sea, transformed by artist Shantell Mar­tin into The May Room / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of the NYU Photo Bureau

Exterior view of Martin’s transformation of the facade of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Exterior view of Martin’s transformation of the facade of Our Lady Star of the Sea / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of the NYU Photo Bureau

Participants cross the Parade Ground on the way to Colonels Row / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Participants cross the Parade Ground on the way to Colonels Row

Live demonstration of simulated lava flow paths outside New York Virtual Volcano Observatory (VVO) at 11 Nolan Park

Live demonstration of simulated lava flow paths outside New York Virtual Volcano Observatory (VVO) at 11 Nolan Park / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

The VVO offers visitors of all ages chances to understand the important role New York City has played in volcano science

The VVO offers visitors of all ages chances to understand the important role New York City has played in volcano science / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

Harpman speaks to attendees in front of the landmarked Admiral's House, now occupied by the American Indian Community House

Harpman speaks to attendees in front of the landmarked Admiral's House, now occupied by the American Indian Community House / Photo: Jorge Corona, courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau