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Monday: August 18, 2014

Lectures and Discussions

TRASH: New York City's Battle with Garbage 
This class will trace New York City's protracted struggle to contain its solid waste burden, from the 19th century to the present. We will cover key topics like public health, the Department of San...

Museum Events/Exhibitions

BRONX COUNTY - 100 YEARS 
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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...

Special Events

‘After Midnight’ 
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,...

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 ...

Chinatown 
New York hosts the largest “Chinatown” in the Western Hemisphere. This neighborhood is a diverse Asian community settled by people from many provinces of mainland China, as well as Taiwan, Vietnam, Th...

Historic Times Square 
Before it was known as “The Crossroads of the World,” Times Square was “Longacre Square,” an area best known for harness shops and horse stables. Come see how much has changed as we visit a potter’s f...

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...

Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans 
Explore one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the world as we delve into the personalities, scandals, and institutions that have made it so legendary. Our tour will include a visit inside one of ...

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