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Tuesday: December 10, 2013

Lectures and Discussions

Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009 
From Jayson Blair and Judith Miller to 24-hour cable and the blogosphere, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study, Da...

New York in the Gilded Age 
Between the Civil War and World War I, some of America’s most affluent citizens flaunted their wealth with European-styled chateaux on Fifth Avenue. Yet even among these examples of parvenu showmanshi...

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...

Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom 
This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement -- ordinary residents, black and white -- who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolution...

Documenting Sandy  
With the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy upon us, this exhibit of photographs taken by professionals and amateurs, on cellphones and slr’s, documents the aftermath of this devastating storm i...

Landmarks of New York 
Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments have been protected from destruction through landmark designation. Explore the history of ...

Pioneering Poet of Light: Photographer Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio 
Perhaps the most widely published and least understood visual record of 20th century performing arts, the output of the Vandamm Studio has largely been utilized only as illustrative backdrop for the r...

The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library 
Al Hirschfeld’s career began at Goldwyn Pictures in 1920 across the street from the main branch of the New York Public Library, and over the next nine decades, Hirschfeld and the Library grew even clo...

Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism 
Historically, the national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living wi...

Special Events

Pennsylvania Station: Archives, Preservation, & Storytelling 
Fifty years ago, the demolition of New York City's Pennsylvania Station began. This monumental loss came as a shock to many, and is regarded as a major galvanizing influence on preservation advocacy a...

Walking Tours

 
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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 ...

Art Galleries of Chelsea 
New York has long been recognized as the premiere center for the arts in America and is considered by many to be the commercial center of the art market worldwide as well. Increasingly the hip galleri...

Immigrant New York 
The Original Big Onion Walking Tour! Immigrant New York explores the experiences of the different immigrant and ethnic populations residing in the Lower East Side from the early 19th century through t...

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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