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Public lecture by Marie Carter at QED

  • The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919. In their desperation to obtain booze, locals turned to homemade forms of liquor, which to unsuspecting victims, were often poisonous, and sometimes fatal. At this lecture, we’ll examine some of these poisons and the New York City victims they harmed and killed. You can also celebrate the safety of modern day alcohol by buying booze at the QED bar!

    Marie Carter is a writer, editor, and tour guide who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre and ghostly historical walking tour company. She designed and leads the tour “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria.” She is also the author of The Trapeze Diaries and the editor of Word Jig: New Fiction from Scotland. Please check out Boroughs of the Dead tours at www.boroughsofthedead.com.

  • $ 10.00

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    Q.E.D. is an after-school space for grown-ups. We offer affordable classes and shows that are as diverse as Queens itself. At Q.E.D. you’ll find arts and crafts, stand-up comedy, tastings, DIY projects, poetry slams, game nights, walking tours, storytelling, gardening, improv, and everything in between. Join our newsletter for awesome stuff.

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In 1883 Mrs. William K. (Alva) Vanderbilt was determined for her family to be accepted into proper society although The Mrs. Astor, the gatekeeper of the exclusive 400, had done everything to keep out the tacky nouveau riche. To her, the Vanderbilts were vulgar and their ostentatious display of wealth were garish and offensive. But after William and Alva built their majestic ‘Petit Chateau’ at 660 Fifth Avenue, they could no longer be ignored. The Vanderbilts opened their majestic home by throwing an extravagant party and invited New York’s leading families. By manipulating the press and the city’s elite, Alva masterfully forced Mrs. Astor to accept her and the Vanderbilts into her rarified circle. Join us as we present the details and drama surrounding this ball and learn how gilded age society was consumed by its own excess.

NOTE: There is one flight of stairs to event space.

Tickets are $35 through eventbrite.com

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Date and Time

Sun, April 9, 2017

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

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Location

Colonnade Row

New York, NY 10003

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Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday Through Sunday, March 9th-March 12th.

Over 200 American and International Exhibitors.

Preview

Thur March 9  5-9pm

Open Hours

Fri March 10    noon-8pm

Sat March 11    noon-7pm

Sun March 12  noon-5pm

Discovery Day, Sunday, 1pm-3pm

Bring a treasure to be evaluated by our experts! Free with paid admission to the Fair.

Ticket Prices

Preview Pass

$50 (includes one daily re-admission)

Daily Admission $25

Students $10 (with valid ID)

Student tickets only available at the door

Run of Show: $40

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets

 The Armory’s 55,000 square foot drill hall, reminiscent of the original Grand Central Depot and the great train sheds of Europe, remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York. A marvel of engineering in its time, it was designed by Regiment veteran and architect Charles W. Clinton, later a partner of Clinton & Russell, architects of the Apthorp Apartments and the famed, now demolished, Astor Hotel.

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from the New York Adventure Club e-newsletter:

The Secret History Of New Amsterdam, The Birthplace Of New York (Mon)
We’ll discover the life of pirates and prostitutes living in the scrappy Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, long before New York was New York.
$15-25. Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park.Ticketed event, electronic online ticketing through New York Adventure Club Big Maven website.…

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Held only once every two years, the Boerum Hill House Tour is an opportunity to celebrate our stylish, dynamic and diverse community. The tour begins and ends at the Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen Street (a half-block from the F train Bergen Street stop). Visit beautiful homes, a community garden and a new business space.
This self-guided tour takes places June 5th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Advance sale tickets can be purchased for $20 at our friendly outlets, cash or checks only:
Sterling Place, 363 Atlantic Avenue
Exit 9, 127 Smith Street
Gumbo, 493 Atlantic Avenue
Or purchase tickets online. Tickets are $25 on the day of the tour. No strollers or back packs allowed. No photography please. If you purchase tickets using the link below, your name will be on the tickets buyers list at the Invisible Dog Gallery.
  Want to volunteer and receive a complimentary ticket? Contact us to find out more.

The Boerum Hill Association is a volunteer organization of residents of Boerum Hill. We seek to preserve and enhance the unique qualities of our neighborhood through advocacy, education and community building.

Boerum Hill is a tree-lined community that extends from the south side of Schermerhorn Street to the north side of Warren Street and from the east side of Court Street to the west side of Fourth Avenue.

We want to bring neighbors together and improve our neighborhood. Some of our initiatives include:

  • Community events such as the Annual Pot Luck Holiday Party and the House Tour
  • Greening and neighborhood beautification
  • Improving parks and playgrounds
  • Quality of life improvements – public safety, noise, sanitation and more
  • Traffic calming, transportation and parking
  • Land marks and zoning
  • Intelligent development

Our sister organization, the Hoyt Street Association is renowned for its Annual Plant Sale. The proceeds raised support the Hoyt Street Garden (corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue), shredding Days, tree planting, painting over graffiti, Community Funding grants, and other beautifying activities for the neighborhood. The popular “Free Stories in the Garden”, takes place Tuesday evenings beginning late June through the end of July. Scheduled volunteer readers take turns at the microphone to read stories to the children (and grown-ups, too). Free lemonade and cookies are provided to all.

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On this new encompassing tour offered by Untapped Cities in partnership with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, guests will visit the stunning Bialystoker Synagogue, normally off-limits to the public and only accessible via our organizations. The landmarked synagogue was built in 1826, originally as the Willett Street Methodist Episcopal Church and is an example of architectural reuse in New York City from church to place of worship for the Jewish community. It is one of only four early-19th century fieldstone religious buildings surviving from the late Federal period in Lower Manhattan. In addition to its architecture, the building has its fair share of secrets, which will be shared on this tour.

On this tour, you will also walk the streets of Historic East Broadway, viewing historical sites like the Henry Street Settlement, The Forward Building, Seward Park, Straus Square and more. We will stop at the exterior of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – once home to the first and largest Russian Jewish Orthodox congregation in the United States – and tour a shteibl, a one room house of prayer. You will see where immigrants went to shul, pray, and how a new generation is carrying on these traditions. Buy tickets online. Tour takes place Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm-4:30pm.

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Join author and transit expert Oscar Israelowitz for a conversation about the quirks and historic significance of the 469 stations in the New York City subway system. Israelowitz will share highlights from his new book, Secrets of the New York City Subways, an illustrated guide to each station in the system including work from prominent artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Heins & Lafarge, the Guastavino brothers, and Squire Vickers. Book signing to follow. (Adult tickets $10 online.) At the New York City Transit Museum.…

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Colonnade Projects and Mansions of the Gilded Age

invite you to an afternoon tea & presentation of

New York City antebellum history, society and architecture

with a focus on the construction of La Grange Terrace (Colonnade Row)

and the first residents who became the foundation of Victorian Society

Featuring a talk by designer and historian

Michael W. Rayhill

 

Colonnade Row

New York City

Saturday, May 14, 2016

4pm – 6pm

 

Hosted by

Gary Lawrance & Tim Ranney

High Tea with Mrs. Astor’s Roman  punch

“The Roman punch makes all the difference,” – Edith Wharton in “Age of Innocence”

 

$35 – Space is limited to 25 guests

Get tickets through Big Maven: http://www.bigmaven.com/experience/colonnade-row-birth-of-the-gilded-age/?utm_source=New+York+Adventure+Club&utm_campaign=9264f3206c-Weekend_Newsletter_5_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_78f1dab198-9264f3206c-171375505

Cocktail attire

NOTE: There is one flight of stairs to event space. Exact address of event will be provided upon purchase of ticket.

 

Sponsored by Colonnade ProjectsMansions of the Gilded Age, Gary Lawrance, Founder

Autographed copies of Mr. Lawrance’s book Houses of the Hamptons 1883-1930 will be available for $75.

 

Michael W. Rayhill

Michael Rayhill is a New York based interior designer and historian. He has worked in the offices of Roman and Williams, Studio Sofield and Ralph Lauren. While attending Pratt Institute for interior design, he began research on the historic Colonnade Row off Lafayette Street. This project has since grown in range and scope to include a comprehensive contextualization of the neighborhood at its apex circa 1860, as well as a series of talks and lectures given in situ on the parlor floor of one of the Colonnade homes. Michael looks forward to future partnerships with fellow historians, architects and designers to further expand upon segments of New York’s historic past that have not been brought awareness.…

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