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Jun ,2013

There couldn’t be a more perfect setting to stage The Spoon River Project than Green-Wood Cemetery. It’s based on The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, in which the residents of a town, all deceased, spill their secrets. There are only four performances left: tonight through Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are $30 in advance. …

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Weekends at Governors Island starting July 6, Fête Paradiso, a celebration of vintage carnival rides and carousels.
The event and exhibit of rides itself is free, but riding the rides, is $3 each. Food from Le Gamin Bistro (to recreate the experience of going to a French amusement park/carnival) will be available for purchase.…

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America’s first presidential library — and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction and opened to the public in 1941.

The Library’s mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.

For additional information call 1 (800) FDR-VISIT or 1 (800) 337-8474.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
Map & Travel info:

FDR Library website:

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Designed by Louis I. Kahn shortly before his death in 1974, this four acre park opened to the public in October, 2012. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Executive Director Gina Pollara will lead a special private tour for DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State and share the inside story of how this exceptional project was realized four decades after it was originally conceived.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is located at the southern end of Roosevelt Island in New York City. The tour will begin on Roosevelt Island at the entrance to the Roosevelt Island Tramway Station and proceed from there to the park. Arriving by tram is encouraged as it is more scenic but for those arriving by subway the tram station is a few minutes’ walk to the south of the Roosevelt Island F train subway station.

Advance registration required. Capacity is limited.
$15 DOCOMOMO Members / $25 General Admission
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Saturday, June 29, 10am to 5pm

Non-members: Adults $50 / Children $25

Museum Members: Adults $35 / Children $20

New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Join us on the ever popular, boardwalk-bound Coney Island Nostalgia Train. Ride the R1/9 cars of the Independent Subway System above and below ground for a two-hour jaunt. Then either de-board and visit Coney Island’s beach-side amusement park, take a dip in the ocean, or stay on the train for additional rides.

***The Friends category of membership entitles you to purchase 1 ticket per program at the member’s price. Family members and above may purchase tickets for up to 2 adults and 2 children at the member’s price.***

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“The Ryan Case” is based upon a real unsolved murder case of New York City’s 19th century, involving the death of some tenement-dwellers. Dramatized, perhaps a little fictionalized, and re-enacted by members of an innovative theater-on-the-street production produced by Live In Theater. Audience members are not confined to a theater in the traditional sense, but meet on the streets of NYC (location given to ticket-holders); nor are they confined to the traditional passive role of theater viewers, as they are engaged and called to active participation to help solve a mystery story, based on a real case of the time period in which the story is set. …

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I only discovered Friday Night Bites belatedly, having missed the previous event in the series, and the artesian market which preceded both events. However, I have to salute the New York Historical Society and Morris Kitchen for coming up with a free tasting of vintage cocktails as a tie-in with an exhibition featuring photos and artifacts of the jazz age, while selling the rhubarb syrup (an essential ingredient of The Flamingo, the featured cocktail) in the gift shop. Though actually making it yourself is not nearly as fiddly a business as with some mixed drinks; no “jiggers”, “drams”, or “grains” of things to contend with (Morris Kitchen’s representatives helpfully gave out a recipe card), I cannot help but wonder about its authenticity: matters are confused by the fact that there are several different drinks called “the Flamingo”, with several variant combinations of fruit juice, soda, syrup, and rum, vodka, brandy, Cointreau and sloe gin (the “pink flamingo”), triple sec and alize red passion liqueur…but none of these others call for rhubarb syrup.

Taste of New-York History
Taste of New-York History: Friday Night Bites with Morris Kitchen
Fri, June 21st, 2013 | 6:00 pm

A Taste of New-York History is a carefully curated collection of specialty foods by local independent producers available in the Museum Store. The choice selection exemplifies a farm-to-table ethos and contributes to the larger story of American History told at the New-York Historical Society. Friday Night Bites is a new series of evening events, free to the public, to be held in the New-York Historical Society Museum Store. On select Friday Nights we’ve invited local food makers to come and tell the story of their business, their food making process and to offer tastes of foods and drinks made using their creations.

To RSVP, please e-mail

Morris Kitchen

Morris Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, maker of fine beverage flavor syrups, was started by brother and sister Tyler and Kari Morris in 2009. Kari came to New York to organize art fairs and events and since then has been involved in programs with City Harvest, Citizen Schools, and most recently teaching kids and adults about local produce and healthy eating habits. Tyler, previously sous chef in some of New York City’s notable restaurants, is well educated in seasonal ingredients and sustainable farming. The Morrises of Morris Kitchen will bring their spirited flavored syrups and soothing summer mixology skills on the evening of the Museum’s Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York exhibition opening.…

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8:30 – 11:30pm

Join us at Smith Street’s swankiest “Speak”, from the proprietors of Manhattan’s fabled Flatiron Lounge. Champion, well-groomed bartenders will stir up your favorite old-time cocktails, whether it’s a Ramos Fizz or a real Whiskey Sour.

Fresh bitters, black cherries, and even the long forgotten essential ingredient to a true cocktail, the egg, are among the charms to be found.

Tasty gourmet bar food menu.

Cozy up with the Quartet in a handsome leather booth, for Brooklyn’s most sublime evening out. (Room to dance, but keep it a secret.)

Clover Club
210 Smith Street, between Butler and Baltic
F or G to Bergen

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The 8th Bi-Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island
JUNE 15TH & 16TH
AUGUST 17TH & 18TH, 2013
(rain dates June 29th & 30th and Sept. 14th & 15th)
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Advance General Admission tickets: $30 Available Here
Tickets at the door: $35 Cash Only
Children under 12 free!

Please note:
Only Advance General Admission and Gilt City ticket-holders are guaranteed admission to the event.

Tickets purchases at door are available only as attendance capacity permits; availability not guaranteed.…

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Members of the Gotham Base Ball Club of New York play America’s pastime by its 19th-century rules—and yes, this means they also compete in old-timey costumes. Watch as the league faces off against other vintage teams from the tristate area throughout the summer. Games on Governor’s Island are held on the Parade Ground.
Upcoming games on Governor’s Island: (Saturdays) June 29, July 13, July 27, August 24, Aug 31.…

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