Lectures and Discussions
The History of the Gowanus Canal
Nestled between the hip and hardly inexpensive neighborhoods Park Slope and Carroll Gardens is the Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn’s most infamous toxic waste site.
While many are aware that the canal is ...
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 ...
Hidden Brooklyn: Convent of Mercy
Sr. Caroline Tweedy leads us behind the walls of this remarkably intact 1862 former convent and orphanage. Immerse yourself in its grace, greenery, and 150 years of Brooklyn history....
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...