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Valuable Tour

From The Fraunces Tavern Museum:

Valuable Tour

A 45-minute tour of the special exhibition Valuable plus a docent facilitated group discussion. This tour will give you a chance to see Fraunces Tavern Museum as you’ve never seen it before and to dive deep into some of the most valuable pieces within Fraunces Tavern Museum’s collection and asks the question: what makes them so valuable? How have these artifacts shaped the history of our culture today? From Martha Washington’s slipper to Von Steuben’s camp liquor chest, each of these objects tells us something about early American culture and beyond.

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We offer guided Museum Tours to the public FREE with admission on the following days and times:

Thursdays @ 2pm
Fridays @ 2pm
Saturdays @ 1pm & 2pm

Sundays @ 1pm & 2pm

Saturdays in February @ 3pm – Fighting for Freedom Tour

There are NO guided tours on the following dates and times:

Sunday, February 11 @ 1pm
Sunday, February 18 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 24 @ 2pm

*No reservations are required. Please plan your arrival accordingly, as space is limited.

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Lower Manhattan is where the Dutch settled, George Washington was inaugurated, and Alexander Hamilton has his final resting place. Learn about the history of the area on a Lower Manhattan History Walk on October 21…  To learn about the area’s seedier underbelly, catch the history of crime in NYC on October 21. A separate walking tour on October 28 will put Wall Street and great financial crashes at the forefront.…

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Island Historical Tour (North)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

This event repeats on the 1st Thursday of every 2 months between 5/4/2017 and 9/7/2017.

Did you know that the Randall’s Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall’s Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Location

Randall’s Island Connector in Randall’s Island Park
Manhattan

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

Event Organizer

Randall’s Island

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

Categories

Education, Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront

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Walk the garden where American Author and humorist Mark Twain, world-famous Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, and President Theodore Roosevelt once lived.

Tour the oldest house in The Bronx, which served as the temporary headquarters of General George Washington.

Visit a fieldstone farmhouse that was the site of six skirmishes between American troops and British forces.

See where American writer Edgar Allan Poe penned some of his most memorable works.

Experience a 19th century estate located in the largest park in New York City.

Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens of The Bronx!

Trolley makes a quick “light lunch” stop at Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy!

Tickets $50 online through BigMaven

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Bronx, NY

 Walk the garden where American Author and humorist Mark Twain, world-famous Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, and President Theodore Roosevelt once lived.

Tour the oldest house in The Bronx, which served as the temporary headquarters of General George Washington.

Visit a fieldstone farmhouse that was the site of six skirmishes between American troops and British forches.

See where American writer Edgar Allan Poe penned some of his most memorable works.

Experience a 19th century estate located in the largest park in New York City.

Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens of The Bronx!

Trolley makes a quick “light lunch” stop at Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy!

When
Where
The Bronx Tourism Council – 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

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Greenwich Village Neon Evening Walking Tour

Where: Location TBA
When: 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Rinaldi, author of the book “New York Neon,” will lead a walking tour, organized by Untapped Cities, of the Village’s multitude of neon signage, on businesses like Bigelow Drugs, which dates back to 1838. Tickets are $30 plus fees on Untapped Cities.…

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from ThoughtGallery:

Join a rare opportunity to enter the reconstructed Hessian Hut in our backyard. See how the Hessian soldiers lived during the Revolutionary War and how the original portion of the hut survived.

Free

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Dyckman House Museum
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
Manhattan

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Jane’s Walk NYC 2016

Take your eyes to the street May 6-8 for the sixth annual Jane’s Walk! Jane’s Walk NYC brings together thousands of New Yorkers for an annual weekend long festival of 200+ free volunteer-led neighborhood walking tours across all five boroughs. Each walk provides a unique snapshot of New York City, and an opportunity to celebrate its vibrant past, present, and future.

Held annually in over 180 cities across the globe during the first weekend of May, Jane’s Walk is an international movement that honors legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs. MAS is the proud local organizer of Jane’s Walk NYC, which has grown from 23 walks into the largest Jane’s Walk festival in the world! In 2015, Jane’s Walk NYC featured 211 walks.

This year, as we gear up for what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday, we’re aiming for the biggest and best Jane’s Walk yet.

Volunteer on A Walk

Interested in helping with Jane’s Walk? Sign up to be a volunteer on a walk! Volunteers help to manage the crowd, and document the walk through videos and photos. Please contact janeswalknyc@mas.org to volunteer.

Find A Walk

Find the basics about this year’s walks below. Click here for detailed listings.

Download printable versions of this year’s walks.

Unless otherwise noted, walks have no advanced registration. To attend a walk, simply meet the walk leader at the designated meeting location.

Jane’s Walk 2016: May 6-8   
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Contact

Email: janeswalknyc@mas.org
Phone: 212.935.3960 x1282

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Date Time Walk Name Borough
May 6, 2016 10:00 am Garment District History Walk Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 10:00 am Randall’s Island: The City Within the City Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 10:30 am Mansions, Money, and Scandal: Gilded Age Splendor on the Upper East Side Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 11:00 am Meet under the “Eyes” of the Dragon – Where Jane met Bob! Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 11:00 am CIVITAS Reimagines the Waterfront: 90th to 114th Street, Manhattan’s East Side Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 11:00 am CANCELED: Jane Jacobs’ West Village Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 11:00 am Arthur Ave: the “real” Little Italy in the Bronx Bronx
May 6, 2016 11:00 am New Bedford Historic District Brooklyn
May 6, 2016 11:00 am WONDERFUL TOWNhouses Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 11:00 am Charles Pratt, Pratt Institute and their impact on the built environment of Clinton Hill Brooklyn
May 6, 2016 11:00 am CANCELED: Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 12:00 pm The Hills are Alive! Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 12:00 pm Community Garden Ramble…Off-the-Beaten-Path in the East Village Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 12:30 pm “The Grand Tour: Landmarks of Midtown East” Manhattan Above 14th Street
May 6, 2016 1:00 pm Hudson River Urban Wildlife Walk Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 1:00 pm Two Bridges NeighborFood: Tour The Diverse Markets of Two Bridges & Chinatown Through a Local Lens Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 1:00 pm Collect Pond Urban Water Walk Manhattan Below 14th Street
May 6, 2016 1:00 pm Greetings from Gowanus!

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GUIDED TOURS of the HOUSE

2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Thursday (open until 8 p.m.)
2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (groups by appointment)

Explore Manhattan’s “best-preserved” (The New York Times) 19th-century home and learn about the domestic life of a prosperous merchant family and their four Irish servants from 1835 to 1865, as New York City transformed from seaport to thriving metropolis. You’ll visit four floors of this Federal and Greek Revival style row house virtually complete with the family’s original furnishings and decorative arts.

The tour concludes in the 4th-floor Servants’ Quarters, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in Manhattan,” according to Time Out New York. You are invited to come climb the narrow staircase and see where the wealthy Tredwell family’s staff of four domestic servants lived and did some of their work.

Included with regular admission. (Admission is always FREE for Members)
Reservations not required for groups of fewer than 10 people.
If your group has more than 10 people, please contact us about scheduling a Group Program.

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July 10 (and Second Sunday of the Month: August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.
$10, FREE for Members.

NOTE: Tours are one hour and begin promptly.
Limited to 20 people (first come, first served). No reservations.
Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.…

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