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Saturday: October 12, 2013

Museum Events/Exhibitions

A Lighthouse in New York 
This exhibit commemorates 80 years since the founding of the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society, which has dedicated itself to the principle of cultivating and promoting social and intellectual a...

URBAN FABRIC: Building New York's Garment District  
The largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world, the 18 blocks that were the heart of New York's Garment District, once supported more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs and produced nearl...

Special Events

"Clear Comfort" Tea Room Tour 
Enjoy your afternoon with some tea and biscuits while learning about one of America's earliest and most profilic photographers by touring her historic home. The tours will focus on Austen's "lateryea...

A Conversation with General George Washington 
Come visit and speak to George Washington as he gives you a tour of the Van Cortlandt House Museum. Learn about his visits to what was then Lower-Yonkers in Westchester County. Hear about what happene...

Edgar Allen Poe Cottage House Tour: Mealtime in Poe's Era 
With his ailing wife Virginia confined to her bed and his writing consuming his rare free moments, how did Edgar Allan Poe make sure that his family was well fed? On your tour of Poe Cottage, you'll h...

The Legacy of Seguine Mansion: Special Tour 
Discover the beauty of Seguine Mansion, which overlooks Prince's Bay. Learn about the family's oyster harvesting business and the significance of the estate in Staten Island's agricultural and farming...

Valentine-Varian House Tour: Foodway of the Past 
Come experience what 18th century Bronx residents feasted on in this food-based tour of the Valentine-Varian House. Learn about how our Bronx forebears grew, prepared, and consumed their food without...

Walking Tours

Architecture of New York 
This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting ...

From the Cellar to the Attic 
Take this rare opportunity to see the attic of a 17th century Dutch colonial dwelling, featuring original timbers. Get a sneak peek at the 18th century root cellar, where staple foods would have been...

SoHo and the Cast Iron District 
Since the 19th century, the neighborhood of SoHo (south of Houston) has housed the city’s upper class, its first red light district, luxury textile industries, some of the country’s most influenti...

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