Lectures and Discussions
FIGHTING SOMEONE ELSE’S WARS: Irish Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Adventurers in the New World, 1776-1865
Between 1776 and 1865, thousands of Irishmen took up arms in military conflicts all over the Americas. What were their motives and expectations? And how did their dubious loyalties in Venezuela, Brazi...
The Rise of Abraham Cahan
Abraham Cahan took the helm of the failing Yiddish Socialist paper The Jewish Daily Forward in 1902.
Over the next fifty years he turned it into a national newspaper that changed American politics...
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...
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...
URBAN FABRIC: Building New York's Garment District
The largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world, the 18 blocks that were the heart of New York's Garment District, once supported more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs and produced nearl...
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 ...
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...