Tag Archives: history

22nd Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek
Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk towards the doomed Kosciuszko Bridge.
by Angie Koo
30th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Manhattanhenge
As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan’s east-west numbered streets, offering the opportunity to capture cinema-worthy photos of Manhattan’s brick-and-steel canyons. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium. Enter at 81st […]
by Michael Raineri
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 […]
by Victoria Tsang
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 […]
by Marlyn Marrero
4th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
10th Annual Panorama Challenge
Doors open at 5pm, the game starts at 6. General Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door The City Reliquary and Queens Museum Members/Adopt A Building purchasers: $12 online, $15 at the door The Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while laser­-wielding judges point out clues on the Panorama. The evening’s MC Matt Apter […]
by Michael Raineri
9th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Alligators in the Sewers Day
Thursday, February 9th is Alligators in the Sewers Day, an unofficial annual holiday. It was on this date back in 1935 that a live 125-pound alligator was pulled from the New York City sewer system! The encounter was written up in the New York Times the following day, giving birth to NYC’s greatest (true!) urban […]
by Michael Raineri
17th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
From Mannahatta to Manhattan
From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Four Centuries In the Life of An Island City, with moderator Sam Roberts and panelists Eric Sanderson, Gerard Koeppel, and Jason Barr. A panel of New York City authors and experts discusses the city’s evolution, highlighting the connections between landscape ecology, infrastructure investment, and real estate, that continue to shape patterns […]
by Michael Raineri
5th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Greenwich Village Mandate: St. Vincent’s Revival
What does it take for the public to make a new park and memorial a reality? Join us for an onsite exploration of how community activism, city support, and the tough realities of New York City real estate brought the just-opened St. Vincent’s Triangle Park and accompanying AIDS Memorial into being. We’ll uncover the stories, […]
by julia
2nd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Black Gotham Walking Tour
Journey to New York City’s early history—the colonial mandate by British governors—as Black Gotham founder Kamau Ware guides participants on an evening tour of how the historic actions of policymakers controlled the lives of the first black New Yorkers. Discover the laws, conspiracies, and rebellions that influenced the expanding colony along lines of slavery, class, […]
by Marlyn Marrero
8th Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
U.S. Coal in the 21st Century: Markets, Bankruptcy, Finance and Law
U.S. Coal in the 21st Century: Markets, Bankruptcy, Finance and Law
by colette
11th Jul 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Transit Museum Vintage Bus Bash
The New York Transit Museum’s fleet of vintage buses heads to Governors Island for a summer weekend! Iconic “fishbowl” style windshields, a two-tone green color scheme, Jackie Gleason’s famed bus driver appearance in The Honeymooners, and the first air-conditioned bus in the country transport visitors back to the 1940s and 1950s. For more information visit mta.info/museum.
by Nicolas Maiarelli
30th Jun 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Modern Architecture: The New Frontier
A panel on latemodern and postmodern architecture and part of the Museum of the City of New York's exhibition, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
by Rowan Wu
18th Jun 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The Reach of the Landmarks Law: A Balancing Act
At this MCNY panel, preservation experts will discuss questions exploring the possibilities, limitations, and challenges of New York's landmarks law.
by Madeleine Levin
27th May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
What Was Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Historical Tour
Join architectural historian Matt Postal on this historical tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park that spans from the colonial era to present day!
by Madeleine Levin
26th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The Last Unknown Place in New York City: A Conversation with Christopher Payne and Michael Miscione
Photographer Christopher Payne will talk about his experience shooting North Brother Island and his new book on the topic. Come discover what New York City might look like without human influence, as Payne captures vegetation taking over buildings on North Brother Island. Historian Michael Miscione will also talk about the history of North Brother Island.
by Madeleine Levin
4th Dec 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Confronting Climate Change: Insights from the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
The Center for Public Scholarship presents a conversation that will focus on how to generate the political and social change necessary to confront climate change.
by Chiara Zaccheo
9th Nov 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Geology of Fifth Avenue walking tour
Join an expert tour of NYC's amazing building stones, remarkable materials with a rich geologic past, used in its streets, building facades and lobbies.
by Richard Reiss
29th Oct 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Tour: New York City: Capital of the World
Every city is unique, but what further distinguishes New York from the rest is the profound presence of world trade – more than any other place on earth, the world trades in New York City. This may be because of natural features so compelling that in the 1790s, when the city’s population totaled only 25,000, […]
by jonathan