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Tuesday: August 19, 2014

Lectures and Discussions

Grime and Glory: A History of Prospect Park 
Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux envisioned Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as a pastoral refuge in the midst of a rapidly urbanizing city. For generations, the park fulfilled its...

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 ...

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...

financial District 
From the Dutch colonists trading with the island’s native inhabitants to the robber barons of the 19th century to the world financial center of the present day, Wall Street has a rich history of comme...

Financial District 
From the Dutch colonists trading with the island’s native inhabitants to the robber barons of the 19th century to the world financial center of the present day, Wall Street has a rich history of comme...

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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