3rd Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The North Woods Tour
The North Woods is the largest of the Park’s three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, […]
2nd Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Art of the Park Tour
Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire Park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the Park’s intricate design features. Discover the Park’s most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this […]
8th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth through a series of activities related to the architect’s masterwork: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The celebration kicks off on Thursday, June 8—Wright’s 150th birthday—with a special reduced admission fee of $1.50. Visitors will be treated to free birthday cupcakes in the Guggenheim’s newly renovated Cafe 3, which will feature large-scale, rarely seen photographs of the museum during its construction. A first-person interpreter representing Frank Lloyd Wright will be on site between 10 am and 1 pm engaging with visitors.
17th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Tour: Elevated Design
Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Tours are […]
17th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Join Justin Davidson Author of Magnetic City In Conversation with Untapped Cities Founder Michelle Young at MCNY
Join Davidson and Untapped Cities founder Michelle for the pre-launch of Magnetic City and a discussion about the book. Untapped Cities readers get a special discount code to the event: CITIES17 for $10 tickets (normally $20). Author signing to follow at the event. Get your advance copy of Magnetic City: A Walking Companion!
12th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Inside the Public Design Commission Archive, NYC's Design Review Agency
*While New York Adventure Club does not charge for events hosted by the NYC government, a deposit will be required to discourage no-shows, which will be fully refunded upon attendance. Join New York Adventure Club as we take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Public Design Commission Archive, which maintains an archive of projects reviewed […]
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
History of Urban Development and Architecture
Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, the Department of Health, […]
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future
In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved. On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.
21st Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Studio@theCenter: Animal Architecture
Young people grades 3-5, explore architecture through design projects, field trips and building activities during these 3-day programs at the Center for Architecture, held during winter and spring school vacations. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Animal Architecture (Grades 3-5) Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how […]
20th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Behind-the-Scenes Exploration: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn's "Wonder Theatre"
Join New York Adventure Club for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Theatre, one of the five Loew’s “wonder theatre” movie palaces built in the New York City area between 1929-1930. Originally designed in 1929 by architectural masters Rapp & Rapp with interior design by Harold W. Rambusch, the 3,000+ seat Kings Theatre underwent a […]
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
6th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Building Energy Performance
Join the AIANY Building Enclosure Council for a discussion about the basics of energy flows in a building, which flows are important to measure, and how to measure them. Led by Henry Gifford of Chris Benedict, RA, attendees will learn how energy flows are related to occupant comfort, building durability, and energy-efficient performance. Gifford will cover […]
2nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City
The NYC Department of City Planning’s mission is to plan the future of the city of New York. One of the core values of this mission is the concern for the livability of New York City’s neighborhoods and quality of the urban design that shapes them. As DCP works to advance comprehensive neighborhood planning and […]
19th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Central Park, Manhattan Bandshell Area
Join us for a lively discussion about the future of regional transit, why Madison Square Garden needs to be moved, how it can happen, and what a new, world-class Penn Station would mean for New York.
13th-22nd Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
For over 60 million persons in the world today, shelter is defined through constant movement or escape. Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies. From the strengthening of international borders to the logistics of mobile housing systems, how […]
7th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Deep Energy Retrofit: Warren Hall at Cornell University
Learn how Cornell University’s Warren Hall—a 130,000 square foot pre-war building with historic masonry—was renovated into a modern LEED Platinum home for the University’s undergraduate business program. Cornell’s challenge to the design team was to bring the steam-heated, non-air conditioned space up to current standards of comfort without increasing net energy use. With envelope performance […]
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
18th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Biophilic Workplace - What's Old is New Again
Join us for a lively discussion with practitioners on the leading edge of biophilic design. How can biophilic principles support a healthier, more resilient urban environment? What does a biophilic workplace look like? Does it really provide tangible benefits to productivity and the bottom line? What bioinspired innovative strategies and products are being developed? Come find out.