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Through the month of August, Ace Hotel will display key objects from our permanent collection in their Gallery Annex. See relics of New York, including terracotta fragments of landmark skyscrapers, geological specimens from the 2nd Avenue Subway, an artifact from one of the last surviving coal-fired pizza ovens in NYC, and cultural ephemera spanning from Coney Island to the Bronx.

Join us for complimentary wine and a live DJ set at 7 PM tomorrow, August 2 as we kick off this exciting new off-site exhibition! RSVP with Ace is suggested but not required.

Ace Hotel is located at 20 W29th St. in Manhattan.…

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Sunday June 12 9:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Bring the family to the New York Transit Museum in for exclusive early access * breakfast and birthday cake * crafts and dancing * unlimited rides on our vintage subway cars from the Museum platform to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station! We’ll even take you for a spin on a vintage bus. Don’t miss it!

Sunday, June 12, 9am-11am at the New York Transit Museum

Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Transit Museum’s education programs, which serve nearly 30,000 New York City kids and teachers every year – including 3,000 participants in access programs for people with special needs.

Honorary Chairs:    Beverly Dolinsky & Susan Gilbert

Benefit Committee Co-Chairs:  Jennifer Gebhardt * Gwen Kilvert * Rachel Rutherford Knapp * Andrea Monfried * Lilly Tuttle * Dena Verhoff

Babies under age 2 are free. VIP packs include a special goodie bag to take home. All but $25 per ticket is tax-deductible.The Party on Wheels is generously sponsored by Transit Wireless.

Can’t attend but would still like to support the fundraiser? Donate here!

Buy tickets online here.

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Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House, more vendors, more antiques and special drinks!

October 18 @ 11:00 am6:00 pm | $1

Flea Market with multiple vendors selling taxidermy galore, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted curiosities.Date: Sunday, October 18th
Time: 12pm to 6pm ( Morbid Anatomy Members will be able to enter at 11am and cut the line !; become a member at http://bit.ly/1HuhNVf )
Admission: $1 ( add $3 to go to see Morbid Anatomy Museum Exhibition )
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 ( A block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum )Don’t miss one of Morbid Anatomy’s last Flea Markets of the season on Sunday October 18th at the Bell House, with more vendors and more space than previously! Antique hunters and curiosity collectors know than nothing is better than a lazy Sunday spent at a great flea market; at this one, you’ll find all of your favorite artists, makers and antique peddlers, including Ryan Matthew Cohn (of Science Channel’s “Oddities”) with two tables of osteology and antiquities; Daisy Tainton with her insect shadowboxes and mourning rings; Amber Jolliffe Maykut with her taxidermical curiosities; Elizabeth New and her abject housewares and much more!

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MANHATTAN
NYAC Experience: Murder Mystery & Reception @ Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (Fri) Tickets: $35 (per person group rate) $40 single.
Join New York Adventure Club on the evening of July 17th for a murder mystery experience at the historic Mount Vernon Hotel, once a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan during the 19th century.
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, 421 E 61st St.
Admittedly, this event listing was a bit of a head-scratcher when I saw it, because I had never heard of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden. However, the historic timeline and Brief History page have cleared that up: this location had formerly been known as The Abigail Adams House in older guidebooks. Another relatively recent development is the choice of period-specific decor and landscaping recreation:
“The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden presents the period of the Mount Vernon Hotel which operated from 1826 until 1833. Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams.”

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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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Tavern Concerts Series returns to Richmondtown

The musicians who play live at the  Guyon Tavern within Richmondtown Restoration must do it the old-fashioned way: “unplugged”, with no electronics, pre-recorded tracks, or light shows.   “There are no utilities or modern (in)conveniences to disturb the pure acoustics — so you hear music the way it was meant to be heard.”, according to SiLive.com.

To set the mood as well as the sound, the servers wear “appropriate” costumes, the only light comes from candles, and the heating system is a wood-burning stove.

From The Staten Island Advance, the list of performances:

THE TAVERN CONCERT SERIES 2013
The annual acoustic music marathon at New York’s only living history village

When: All performances are at 6 & 8 p.m. Saturdays through April 27.
Where:
Guyon Tavern, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave.; 718-351-1611, ext. 281.
How much: Tickets are $10 (S.I. Historical Society members bring membership card for one complimentary drink). Reservations suggested.
More information: www.HistoricRichmonTown.org

Feb. 2: Songs of the Sea & Taverns
— Known by local townspeople as the “Richmond Tavernacle Choir,” this motley assortment of performing groups annually fills the historic venue with great sailor sing-a-longs, heart-wrenching ballads and tales of life at sea and ashore. Landlubbers welcome.

Feb. 9: Wahoo Skiffle Crazies — Hailing from our very own swampy shores, S.I.’s “Premier Jug Band” is, as we’ve pointed out many times before, its only jug band. But that doesn’t stop this proudly offbeat band of musicians from creating wildly fun music — ragtime, blues, ’60s rock and many originals — on their homemade instruments.

Feb. 16: Bruce Jepson & Peter Becker — Bluegrass is at the heart of this humorous duo’s folk, country and swing.

Feb. 23: The Johnsons Girls — Energetic, mostly a cappella group performing folk music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. Their extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary music includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian and French Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more.

March 2: Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo — These Westerleigh Folk Fest faves have gorgeous vocals, tight harmonies and sing original, traditional and contemporary folk with a dash of the blues. Plus, Mara and Caroline always encourage audience participation.

March 9: Risky Business Bluegrass Band
— Tavern mainstay Rich Rainey heads up a talented combo that serves up great bluegrass music featuring 5-string banjo, string bass, mandolin, rhythm and lead guitar.

March 15: Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson —
Seasoned storytellers and skilled instrumentalists “go Irish” on banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandola, lifting traditional songs out of the faraway past and into the vibrant present.

March 16: Irish Stout
— Get your Hibernia on for St. Patrick’s Day as Stout regales the Tavern with a full program of traditional Irish and Irish-American songs about “drinking, love, immigration, rebels, shellfish, tomfoolery, and maybe some more drinking.”

March 23: Bob & Ruth Crisalli
— Active members of the Staten Island Songwriters Circle and the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society sing a variety of genres but prefer ballads, both traditional and from singer-songwriters of the ’60s.…

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