Lectures and Discussions
The Brooklyn Waterfront: Past and Present
In this class, we'll chart the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront, from 19th century port to 21st century playground.
With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, we'l...
BRONX COUNTY - 100 YEARS
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...
The stars of this tribute to the Harlem jazz clubs of the 1920s and ’30s are the 16 virtuosic musicians who perform — with verve, style and a good splash of sheer joy — about 25 songs from the period,...
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...
SoHo and NoLiTa
Trace the historic and architectural evolution of the area “South of Houston” and the district “North of Little Italy” from remote farmland to the Cast Iron District. Stops could include: the “little”...
SoHo and the Cast Iron District
Since the 19th century, the neighborhood of SoHo (south of Houston) has housed the cityâ€™s upper class, its first red light district, luxury textile industries, some of the countryâ€™s most influenti...
The “Official” Gangs of New York Tour
A tour that goes beyond Martin Scorsese’s landmark film “Gangs of New York” or the current BBC-America series “Coppers”! Come explore the legends and lore of Five Points and Herbert Asbury’s 1927 clas...