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A few blocks uptown, head to the Lower East Side on October 22 for a look at the Jewish gangsters who once trafficked in the area, including Arnold Rothstein, Meir Lansky and Bugsy Siegel. To the west, New Yorkers can discover the West Village on a walking tour exploring the area’s history, ecology, and architecture on October 17.…

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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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from a facebook posting by Virginia N. Sherry:

“Got word today that my proposed multimedia project — “Walk Back into History: 4 Centuries of Staten Island’s Architectural Treasures” — received one of the 2017 Premier Grants from Staten Island Arts. (These grants are funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.)

Thrilled– will begin the work next month!

Wow! Thanks for the feedback!”

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October 19, 2016

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

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With more than three million foreign-born residents today, this city has been America’s defining port of entry for nearly four centuries. These migrants have brought hundreds of languages and distinct cultures to the city, and from there to the entire country. Tyler Anbinder, author of The Five Points, discusses his new book, City of Dreams, which puts the immigrant experience at the center of the growth and development of New York City. Pulitzer Prize nominated author Suketu Mehta joins Anbinder in conversation.

Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Books will be for sale with a 15% discount. If you have any questions, contact Laura Lee at llee@tenement.org or (646) 518-3032.

October 19, 2016
6:30-8:00 PM
Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002
FREE

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Traditions Festival will showcase early American crafts as well as those from a range of cultures. Activities include traditional cooking, live music, and crafts such as broom-making, blacksmithing, spinning, basket weaving, doll making, calligraphy, sculpture, and more! (Demonstrations may be subject to change.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.

Location

King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park
Queens

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

Event Organizer

King Manor Museum

Contact Number

(718) 206-0545

Contact Email

programs@kingmanor.org

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After-Hours Tour @ the Fantasma Magic Houdini Museum

Tickets: $19-24

Join New York Adventure Club for an after-hours tour of Fantasma Magic’s Harry Houdini museum; a collection from owner and “Chief Wizard Officer” of Fantasma Magic, Roger Dryer, that contains nearly 200 items including the magician’s metamorphosis trunk.

Hosted by master magician Nick Padilla, who has traveled the country performing his magic since the age of 14, our experience will include an in depth look at some of the artifacts and collections inside the Houdini Museum, as well as a live performance of a variety of close up illusions.

After the tour, we’ll head to a local eatery for some food and drinks!

Date: Sun, April 10
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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The Adventure Club ‘Oldest Bars in NYC’ Happy Hour Series

*Tickets: Free (RSVP preferred)*

Join New York Adventure Club for our happy hour series at the oldest bars still operating in NYC!

This month, we’ll visit Old Town Bar in Flatiron, which has been in continuous operation since 1892.

Best known for being a haven for aspiring and established writers throughout the 20th century (Seamus Heaney, Nick Hornby, and Frank McCourt to name a few), Old Town Bar has remained virtually unchanged since it opened — take note of the 55 foot long bar made of marble and mahogany, the 16 foot high ceiling made of tin tiles, original furnishings and decor, New York’s oldest dumbwaiter, and even the row of old-style full-length urinals in the Men’s room from 1910.

Old Town Bar

45 East 18th Street
New York, NY United States
 Date: Tue, April 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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A Jane Austen Afternoon

 

  • Celebrate the week of Jane Austen’s 240th birthday with Regency dancing at Manhattan’s oldest home, the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion! Join us for English country dances and cotillions from the 1780s to 1810s with dance historian Susan de Guardiola.  Light refreshments will be served. Period costume of the late 18th or early 19th century is encouraged and admired (but not required).  Admission is $25. Space is limited, so advanced registration is strongly suggested. To RSVP, call 212-923-8008 or email visitorservices@morrisjumel.org.

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