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Inside New York City Center, From “Mecca Temple” to Performing Arts Center

Step inside New York’s first performing arts center and former home of The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine before the doors open to the public.

Join New York Adventure Club for a private tour of New York City Center, Manhattan’s first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences.

Led by the Director of Operations before New York City Center opens to the public, our unique experience will include:

  • An overview of the neo-Moorish building, from its creation as the meeting hall for members of The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in 1924 to NYC’s first performing arts center in 1943
  • A private walkthrough of its stunning lobby and hallways, and meaning behind its many murals
  • A look inside the 2,257 seat theater from multiple levels

Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits!

*This tour is limited to twice a year


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Categories: Tours, Arts, Historic Sites

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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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Lower Manhattan neighborhood tour organized by Untapped Cities, Saturday, June 11, 2pm-4pm. Tickets available via eventbrite.com

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Although virtually nothing remains of Dutch New Amsterdam, the Dutch influence is felt in many hidden relics south of Wall Street. This includes the massive one hidden in plain sight: The original street grid embedded in lower Manhattan grid today.Join author, playwright, and Untapped Cities’ guide, Justin Rivers, complete with Manhattan’s first map in hand as you trace the streets of Manhattan in 1667. You’ll hear about New York’s founding myths and facts while standing in the very spots they all happened. Tour highlights include, a look at the remains of Manhattan’s first city hall, a walk of the city’s original coast line, discovering the original Dutch fort, wind mill, and the original battery. Physically touch history as we also spend time finding out why Bowling Green has its name and why it’s been so important in our city’s history.Tour length: 1.5 hours

Cost $30+ service charge

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House Tour

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
1-6PM
Tickets: $30 in Advance; $35 day of tour.

PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 3:00 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH. After that please purchase tickets, June 5th at the the start of the tour – Temple Beth Emeth – 83 Marlborough Road – see below. Please note this event is rain or shine and ticket purchases are nonrefundable.
Please bring your Receipt with you to the house tour starting place – Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Road at Church Avenue, where you will receive a map and ticket (required to enter homes), and further information on the tour.
Tour is Rain or Shine!
For additional information please call: 718.859.3800

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Developed more than 100 years ago to be a haven of suburban living just minutes from Manhattan, Victorian Flatbush maintains that special atmosphere today — right in the heart of Brooklyn. Stroll the streets of this spectacular neighborhood, home to five NYC Historic Districts, and tour interiors of stunning homes, each lovingly preserved and restored.

This special tour is self-guided so you get to go at your own pace. Walk the entire tour route, or hop on the convenient shuttle bus traveling the route. When you pick up your tickets, you’ll also receive a rich, detailed tour guidebook and map with descriptions of the homes on the tour and the neighborhood. You’ll learn the history of the houses, the agony of the various restorations and the satisfaction gained from preserving a piece of history a little bit at a time.
As you stroll the streets of this hidden gem of a neighborhood… deep in the heart of Brooklyn… you will discover a place unlike any other in all of New York City.

DIRECTIONS 
Victorian Flatbush is located just south of Prospect Park, between Flatbush and Coney Island Avenues. SUBWAY: Q train to BEVERLY ROAD, follow the signs and walk two blocks North to the start of the tour and pick up your tour map.

Sponsored by:

Mary Kay Gallagher Real Estate

 

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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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Saturday, May 21, Noon to 4 p.m.
The Tredwells at Home, Living History:
Secrets of a Lady’s Toilette – Fashion and Beauty
It’s 1858 and 25-year-old Tredwell daughter Julia is in her mother’s bedroom getting ready for an evening at the theatre. In the 19th century, the theatre was a fashionable society event where women could see what others were wearing and be seen themselves, so she must dress her best. From silk sleeves and satin slippers to perfumed soaps and floral-scented skin powder, no detail is too small. How does she dress her hair? Are corsets comfortable? How many layers does it take to make the fashionable crinoline silhouette? Learn about Julia’s clothes, her cosmetics, and just how much work it takes to be well-dressed in 19th-century New York.
Free with admission. No reservations.

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Special Access Tour @ the Morris-Jumel Mansion

Tickets: $19-24

Join New York Adventure Club for a special access tour at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest residence (1765) that has witnessed the evolution of northern Manhattan from rural countryside to a dynamic multicultural community.

Our experience will include:

 

• A tour throughout the mansion

• A discussion around the house’s role in the American Revolution

• An exclusive preview of artifacts from the upcoming September 2016 exhibit, “Encamped on the Heights,” which focuses on the military strategy during the American Revolution

• Artifacts that haven’t been seen by the public for over 100 years.

• The docent’s personal stories from when the Queen of England visited the Mansion in 1976

 

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

 

Date: Sun, April 10
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Morris-Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032 United States

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Essex Street Market Tour
Presented in partnership with the merchants of the Essex Street Market & the New York City Economic Development Corporation
• Select Fridays at 5:15pm & 6:30pm • Walking •
Next Public Tours:

October 9
October 16
November 6
November 13
December 4
In celebration of the Essex Street Market’s 75th anniversary, join us for an exploration of the market’s historical evolution as a community-based resource for the residents of Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 1940 to the present. This tour will examine the context for the establishment of public markets in New York City during Mayor LaGuardia’s administration, including historical intersections with pushcart peddling and food distribution systems, and will introduce the stories behind the businesses in the market today, from grocers, butchers, cheese and fish mongers to bakers and chocolatiers. Learn about what it means to the current Essex Street vendor community to carry on the historical legacy of public markets in New York City. Featured vendors will provide small food samples, and we’ll also equip you with a free tote bag to bring the tastes and smells of the market into your home following the tour. This public tour series at the Essex Street Market is made possible thanks to generous support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation.…

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Wednesday Night Tours

The Oyster: An Edible History

Founders of historical dining collective Edible History lead a tour about oysters and their fascinating role in New York City’s own history.

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New York City’s harbor was once home to the largest oyster beds in the world. While early Dutch settlers picked foot long oysters from the shores of Brooklyn and Manhattan, 18th and 19th century New Yorkers consumed them nearly to extinction. From a staple food of the poor to an haute delicacy, these tiny mollusks pack a serious history, Victoria Flexner and Ryan Mellinger from Edible History will guide you through it.

Tickets are nonrefundable.…

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