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Inside New York City Center, From “Mecca Temple” to Performing Arts Center

Step inside New York’s first performing arts center and former home of The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine before the doors open to the public.

Join New York Adventure Club for a private tour of New York City Center, Manhattan’s first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences.

Led by the Director of Operations before New York City Center opens to the public, our unique experience will include:

  • An overview of the neo-Moorish building, from its creation as the meeting hall for members of The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in 1924 to NYC’s first performing arts center in 1943
  • A private walkthrough of its stunning lobby and hallways, and meaning behind its many murals
  • A look inside the 2,257 seat theater from multiple levels

Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits!

*This tour is limited to twice a year


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Categories: Tours, Arts, Historic Sites

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Uptown Bounce: Latin Disco
Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 pm
Join us for the season finale of Uptown Bounce at a Latin-infused ’70s dance party inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York.
his program is presented in collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio and produced with Rebecca Lynn of Mobile Mondays! Special thanks to the New York International Salsa Congress and our media sponsors, Gothamist and WKTU.

For more information, including funding credits, please visit mcny.org.

* If you’re interested in purchasing alcoholic drinks, please bring your ID.

Images: Photos by Filip Wolak | Byron Company (New York, N.Y.) Roof Garden – American Roof Garden 1898 Eighth Ave at 42nd Street S.E. Cor. 1898. Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.18358. | Byron Company. Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach. 1898. Museum of the City of New York. 93.1.1.17470

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Uptown Bounce: Icons of the ’80s
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 pmCelebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, David Bowie, and George Michael. Enjoy cocktails* and dancing out on the Terrace, and tour the Museum’s exhibitions after hours.This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Includes Museum admission.
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Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.

  • Sunday, July 9, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • $20.00 USD
  • 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States

Join the Atlas Obscura Society New York for an evening of bawdy discovery and lively libations as we delve into the history of burlesque, an enchanting form of performance that has shimmied, shaked, and shifted with the times over a transformative century in America.

The sensational Doctor Lucky, the World’s Premiere Ph(Double)D, will be your guide as we fill your imaginations with titillating tales from the past. Doctor Lucky’s long and deep resume includes the production of many popular burlesque shows and the instruction of students at prestigious establishments such as NYU, MICA, and CUNY on “The History of American Burlesque.”

As Lucky chronicles the story of burlesque, a dazzling array of in-the-flesh performances will demonstrate a range of burlesque styles from the past and present. You’ll be invited to sip from specialty cocktails prepared by the bar as you’re swept away by revealing historical revelations on the new, state-of-the-art Littlefield stage.

Performers for this event have been curated to include many of the greatest currently operating in the New York scene: Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle NoireLil’ Miss Lixx and the Lady Aye.

DETAILS

QUESTIONS?

Email michelle.bruenn@atlasobscura.com.

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Historical Lantern-Light Tour of St. Paul’s Chapel & Churchyard

October 27 and 28
6pm, 7pm, and 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street

Note: Reservations for this event are no longer being accepted.

Come explore the oldest church building in Manhattan and churchyard containing the final resting place of Revolutionary War heroes, early New York citizens, and a few interesting characters. The graves tell the story of the city from colonial times onward.

Highlights include: John Bailey, who made George Washington’s battle sword; Elizabeth Franklin, Ben Franklin’s daughter-in-law; actor George Frederick Cooke (but not his head); a pair of Irish freedom fighters, McNevin and Emmett. You’ll also hear about the New York you no longer see in the churchyard, including the St. Paul’s Chapel Girls’ School and an early firehouse.

St. Paul’s Chapel has recently undergone an extensive restoration, bringing it closer to its original look, and has reopened in time to celebrate its 250th anniversary. This lantern-lit tour of the church and grounds will be followed by refreshments.

RSVP required. Please use the form below. MAX 30 people registered in each time slot per day. You will receive an email confirming your registration within 24 hours. Please arrive fifteen minutes early for your scheduled tour.

 

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On Monday, October 31, West Village craft cocktail lounge Analogue will travel back in time to the 1920s for the exclusive No Password, No Party.

From 8pm-12am on Halloween, Analogue will be transformed into a sultry speakeasy, complete with live jazz and vintage cocktails.

On the menu: Rum-spiked Punch Romaines (the last cocktail served to first class passengers on the famed Titanic before its tragic fate), Rob Roys, Hemingway Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, French 75s, Rosemary Maple Rickeys, and Sazeracs. Dress like it’s the Roaring Twenties and email events@analogueny.com for the magic words, plus table reservations.

Michael Tulipan / Analogue

There is no cover charge, and all drinks are $15.

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Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker and author, 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 Gopnik.

Presented with the Center for the Living City.

free

Date and Time

Wed, September 28, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Location

Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

New York, NY

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Event Description

Join New York Adventure Club for a behind-the-scenes visit to the headquarters of The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity – learning from the past to create a better future.

During this experience, you’ll have the opportunity to handle numerous antiques from the full collection of Denny Daniel, the founder/curator of Museum of Interesting Things, such as:

  • Windup Record Players
  • Many Stereoscopes
  • Ford Model T Car Horn
  • Section of the 1858 Trans-Atlantic Cable
  • Box Wooden Cameras
  • Motor from the Enigma Machine
  • And many more interesting things!

Since this event is in the evening, attendees are encouraged to bring dinner, snacks, and/or drinks!

Click here to see pictures from one of our previous trips to The Museum of Interesting Things!

 

*Exact apartment of Museum of Interesting Things headquarters will be revealed in confirmation email.

**This event is capped at 8 attendees.

 

When
Where
The Museum of Interesting Things (Exact Apartment Listed Upon RSVP) – 60 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10003 – View Map

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Where were you on September 11th, 2001?

New York Adventure Club would like to encourage a casual, open dialog around your stories, experiences, and reflections from the events that unfolded on 9/11 exactly 15 years ago. Participation is encouraged, but not required. No charge, but there is registration. Ticketing through eventbrite.com

Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket as we’ll be sitting on the lawn.

*In case of inclement weather, new location will be determined

When
Where
Washington Market Park – Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 – View Map

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Secret Speakeasy
Prohibition theme!
16mm Short Films, Antiques & Music!
in Soho

Sun Sept 18th
6pm – 10pm

See 16mm vintage short films
Hear original vinyl records
Enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated!
Drink and enjoy refreshments!

There will be “nurses” and “doctors” since alcohol is prohibited…unless you have an ailment and require a prescription from the early 1900’s. Choose your ailment
headache, rheumatism, bedwetting or hysteria!

In the spirit of a true Speakeasy
Anything can change so…
Please check this website before leaving.

The Museum of Interesting Things
takes over a Soho loft for a special

16mm movie & music fest & party!

Drinks, music & beautiful visuals!

We will bring items from our vast collection of photography / film / prohibition & music items

All eras of history some over 100 years old!
See Old 16mm circus, animations, vaudeville and more

The Museum has a show featuring
Original
Rare 16mm short films from the
1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s

and you get to pick the films allll night!

Early 1900’s and some 1800’s
Stereoviews and Mutoscope cards!

To join the email list for Events/Monthly Speakeasy and
New Items click here and let us know


The Loft at Prince Street 177 Prince Street
3rd Floor $10 to help the museum 🙂
Between Thompson & Sullivan street
in Soho NYC 212 274 8757

Advance tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-museum-of-interesting-things-prohibition-secret-speakeasy-tickets-27269075539

 

This is a loungie place….so please let us know
If you have special needs and require seating.

There may be an acoustic performance by
denny daniel of Sofia Run

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Please only spread to people you know and love!
Yes, the rumors are true, we are shooting part of
a pilot for a possible show at the gig. smile 😉
and we will have free ORIGIN magazines there for the early birds thanks to DJ Spooky

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