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Monday: August 25, 2014

Lectures and Discussions

The American Freak Show 
What is the history behind the American freak show? What does the modern day freak show look like? Who were the performers that made up the freak show? And how has the term “freak” become popularized ...

Museum Events/Exhibitions

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 ...

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...

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 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 city’s upper class, its first red light district, luxury textile industries, some of the country’s most influenti...

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