Thomas Paine and The Flame Of Revolution“-from ThoughtGallery.org:

When: Thu., August 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

This Olio covers the life and writing of Thomas Paine during the end of the 18th century. Starting with Common Sense and The Crisis Papers, the talk focuses on the integral role of Paine in not only the American Revolution, but the creation of an “American” political ideology.

The first part is a biographical sketch of Thomas Paine and description of the social and political climate in 18th century England. An explanation of conflicts leading up to the writing of Common Sense and The Declaration of Independence, the talks establishes a historical context for the American Revolution and the subsequent events in the young nation. Thomas Paine’s involvement in the revolution and his work for the Continental Congress place him in the center of activity.

The French Revolution signaled a new chapter in Paine’s life. Once again with The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason he was able to put into words the momentous spirit of the times. This Olio explains the characterization of Paine as a preeminent philosopher and the genesis of radical politics as a force in world events.

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from City Reliquary:

Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life

Photo Credit: Barbara Pfeffer

Photo Credit: Barbara Pfeffer

The City Reliquary presents:
Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life
Sunday, Feb. 12 – May 7
Opening reception: Sunday, February 12 @ 2 PM
(Curator’s talk and Knish Trivia @ 3PM)
$10/$8 Reliquary members

Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life tells the story of courageous women and men who churned out potato pies and paved lives for themselves and their families. The exhibit is curated by Laura Silver, award-winning author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis, 2014).

At the opening reception on Sunday, February 12, Silver, known as the world’s leading expert on the knish, will deliver an illustrated talk on the sultry side of the potato pie. Aphrodisiac, inspiration for off-color jokes and fount of feminism, the knish has been a hot commodity in New York City for over a decade.

Attendees can cut their teeth on knish trivia while noshing on round and square versions of this classic street food from Knishery NYC and Gabila’s Knishes! Tickets on sale now! Admission includes one knish and pickles. Beverages available by suggested donation.

From the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the Brooklyn seaside, the knish has become a standby on sidewalk carts and at ethnic eateries in the five boroughs and beyond. Since its arrival on these shores with Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century, the knish — whose origins can be traced to rural Poland of the 1600s — has wedged itself into the hearts, guts and psyches of New Yorkers of all stripes.

The exhibit introduces legendary and lesser-known knish kings and queens who have made their mark on New York City over the last century. It showcases a never-before-assembled collection of artifacts, archival materials, and stories from knish purveyors  past and present. Items on display include a stock certificate from Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes of Brighton Beach, the knish correspondence of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; a song about Ruby the Knishman, who sold potato pies to schoolkids in Canarsie; and chronicles of the Knish Crisis of 2013, when, following a factory fire, Gabila’s was forced to stop production of square, Coney Island-style knishes for nearly six months.

About the Curator:
Laura Silver is a third-generation New Yorker and the award-winning author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis, 2014). Her research on the humble hunk of dough spanned seven years, three continents and all five boroughs of her hometown. Silver’s work on the knish has been featured on NPR, WNYC,  in major outlets in Canada, Germany and Poland, and on Al-Jazeera America. The New York Times called her book “whimsical, mouthwatering and edifying.”

About The City Reliquary Museum:
The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization preserves the everyday artifacts that connect visitors to the past and present of New York City. It was originally established as an apartment window display in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets and relocated to 370 Metropolitan Avenue in 2006.

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Secret Speakeasy
One of My Favorite Things…and Yours!
Party in Soho
Sun Jan 22nd 2016
6pm – 10pm

A perfect date night or come meet someone new!
There will be refreshments

The Museum of Interesting Things
takes over a Soho loft for a special
Pick your piece themed party for the Museum.
16mm short movie fest & party!
Drinks, music & beautiful visuals!

Go on our website, see an item
email me dennydanielx@gmail.com
And I Will try to Bring It For You!
It is my B-day week so come enjoy!

and other artists who left us 2016:
Hear Bowie and more on vintage vinyl,

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

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

The Museum has a show featuring
Original Rare short 16mm films from the
1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s
and you get to pick the films allll night!

and many more 16mm as well as a few 8mm films too!
Early 1900’s and some 1800’s
Stereoviews and Mutoscope cards!

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

The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince str NYC NY 10012
6th floor penthouse with rooftop garden
$10 to help the museum :
Between Thompson & Sullivan street
in Soho NYC 212 274 8757

Advance tickets


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

You are part of a select few receiving this website.
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 😉…

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  • Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlorcraft Circle as we explore wallets and reticules! Small carrying cases for personal items date back to the earliest civilizations, but social changes in the 18th and 19th centuries led to their evolution into the types of bags we still carry today. Pouches for coins, commonly worn at the belt to prevent theft, were replaced by wallets, pocket-books, envelope purses, and reticules. Though men relied upon their jacket and trouser pockets, and the working classes would have not carried more than a few coins, gentlemen of the upper classes carried letters, tobacco, paper money, and other sundries in wallets and small cases. Hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen carried small pouches for ammunition or fishing flies. Soldiers carried sewing tools and toiletries in rolled-up bags called “housewifes.” Sailors carried their possessions in sea-bags, often highly decorated, and carpet bags were popular for travellers. Women carried market-bags for shopping and knitted “misers’s purses” for money. The narrow, high-waisted silhoutte of Regency fashions made belt purses and removable pockets of earlier eras impractical. Small, dainty evening bags called reticules were worn by fashionable ladies to carry handkerchiefs, fans, dance cards, scent, smelling salts, and other necessities.LOCATION:Jefferson Market Library, Third Floor
    425 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10011

    Materials, supplies, and instruction will be provided to make an an 1862 wallet, an 1864 “housewife,” or an 1831 reticule. Equivalent modern patterns will also be available for simplified projects. You are welcome to bring your own fabrics (sturdier fabrics work best for the wallet, lighter fabrics for the reticule, and cotton is suitable for the “housewife.”)

    Tea and light refreshments will be served but you may bring your own treats to share if you wish. Please leave your laptops and modern sewing/craft projects at home for this event – we’re all about the historic hand work!

    Materials for this event also supplied by the generosity of Materials for the Arts.

    Moderated by Rachel Klingberg and Morgana Toglia, we heartily invite you to craft and design to your hearts content!

    If you have a special craft or skill from history that you would like to share, please let us know: letters@nyncs.org.


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2/23: Accompanying the exhibition of Jacob A. Riis
works at Museum of the City of New York is an event on Tuesday, February
23, 6:30pm, at which a panel of fine photographers will discuss how social
conscience, so central to Riis' work, informs their own. $16

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Friday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. 50 minutes. Tickets: $20, $10 MHM Members.

June 20 – Interactive Tour for Families
Saturday, June 20, 3 p.m.
Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York
29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.
Best for children 8 to 12 years old. Order Tickets: $15, one adult, one child. $20, one adult, two children (max.).

Reservations at Merchant House Museum

You may pay by credit card or PayPal. (Note: you do NOT need a PayPal account to purchase tickets online.) Call 212-777-1089 for information or to reserve over the phone.

Cancellations for a full refund accepted up to 48 hours in advance.

Tickets will not be mailed; name(s) will be placed on the event list.

Event Tickets…

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In Search of “Authentic” New York: A Conversation
Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30pm

“The whole of New York is rebuilt about once in ten years,” diarist Philip Hone observed in 1839.  Though still true in 2015, this has never stopped New Yorkers from arguing about what is or isn’t “authentic” about their protean city. Debating authenticity has become a favorite Gotham pastime, whether it takes the form of a preservation battle or a “pizza war.”  But how do we recognize the “real” city: does such a place exist in the five boroughs, or is it only a charming fallacy, perpetuated by Woody Allen, Jay-Z, and (now) Taylor Swift? Join celebrated writer and humorist Ian Frazier and historian Elizabeth Bradley for a lively conversation about the myth and meaning of “authentic” New York.  Reception to follow.

Elizabeth Bradley is author of the new Cityscopes guide, New York (Reaktion Books, 2014) and Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York.

Ian Frazier is a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker.  His award-winning books include Travels in Siberia, Great Plains, and Gone to New York.

Co-sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.


Free for Museum members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.


Attention, Members: To receive your discount, click on the “Register” button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

For a user’s guide on checking out through our online ticketing system, click here.…

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Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods
Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio has chosen to make affordable housing one of his administration’s chief policy initiatives. “As we invest in more affordable housing,” he said, “we will also work with communities to preserve the fabric of our neighborhoods and invest in things that great neighborhoods need.” Explore the intersections between historic preservation and affordable housing at this panel.

Gale Brewer, Borough President of Manhattan
Ingrid Gould Ellen, Director of the Urban Planning Program & Professor, NYU Wagner
Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee
Moderated by Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director, Historic Districts Council

Reserve Your Tickets
$12 and up
FREE for City Museum Members

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