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This week in New York City explore Dead Horse Bay with Abandoned NYC’s Will Ellis, tour the recently re-opened Brooklyn Kings Theatre and celebrate St. Patrick’s day watching an Irish improv show.

Monday, March 16th

Join Untapped Cities and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in a Behind the Scenes NYC tour of Brooklyn Kings Theatre. The former Loew’s Kings Theatre re-opened earlier this year, with impressively ornate details, a decorative curved ceiling, wood paneling, pink marble and glazed terra-cotta. The tour will be led by Christina DeRose, Senior Vice President at NYCEDC who oversaw the project, and Matt Wolf, Executive Director of Kings Theatre. Although the tour is currently sold out, sign up for the wait list for an announcement for an added tour date. See more upcoming tours in the Behind the Scenes NYC tour series here.
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Uncover the secrets and histories of Upper West Side buildings using high-tech tools and old-fashioned sleuthing in the lecture How to be a History Detective. Come and become inspired to research the history of your own building, school or church! At 6:30 pm, Hostelling International 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 17th

Join the Art Deco Society New York in a lavish film viewing of Deco: The Art of Glamour. The film covers the most glamorous architectural and design movements covering fashion, film, photography and architecture. Bill Miller, Mr. Ocean Miner who was a featured expert in the film will kickstart the event as well as take questions at the end. 6:00 pm at 61 Cooper Square. Admission is $20 for members, $15 for friends of AD and $30 for the general public.

Wednesday, March 18th

Join the Historic District Council’s Landmarks @ 50 Honoring Our Past Imagining Our Future in a panel Tomorrow’s Yesterdays: Historic Districts of the Future. The panel will be re-examining what types of buildings can be landmarked and discuss the potential diversification of historical districts to include vernacular or historical buildings. 6:30 pm, at the Shape Shifter Lab, 18 Whitewell place. $20 General Admission.

On Wednesday there will be a Crystal Windows Architect Open House, on 31-10 Whitestone Expressway Flushing. The event is from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, and will include a 1 hour course and Factory Tour. The event is free.

Thursday, March 19th

Leading Passive House expert, Günter Lang, will explain how the performance transformation of big buildings have been made possible in Scaling Passive House: Big Buildings Small Details. 6 pm, at the Center for Architecture. Members $5, General Admission $15.

Friday, March 20th

Interested in printmaking? Friday marks the opening of a vivid and colorful Group show in Contemporary Brazillian Printmaking. At the IPCNY International Print Center New York, Chelsea, 6 pm onwards.

Saturday, March 21st
Untapped Cities is offering readers the chance for intimate, hour-long tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building lobby led by Lisa Renz, a preservationist working directly with the archives of the Woolworth Building. Following the tour, we will lead guests to an optional cocktail hour at the Woolworth Tower Kitchen (Fraunces Tavern on Saturday tours). This weeks tour is sold out – but there is another coming up on April 18th. Get your tickets now!
Join photographer/urban explorer Will Ellis on a walk through the weird side of New York history at Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay. While learning about its history, explore the beach-comber’s paradise that offers a fascinating look at what New Yorkers were throwing away a century ago. The event is currently sold out but sign up for notifications for a later tour.
It’s also Bach in the Subway Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Sunday, March 22nd
Join the Queens Historical Society for a screening of the film The World of Tomorrow, a documentary that looks at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. 2:30 pm, Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead. $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission.
For members of the MTA Transit Museum on Sunday there is a Ghosts of the Elevated walking tour. The walking tour will take place on the Bowery and Lower East Side, and will take you on a “ghost hunt” of places and spaces – Chatham Square, the Mooney House, Manhattan Railway Station No. 5 to name a few. Tickets are $20 and available online for members.

Check out upcoming Untapped Cities tours including a tour of an authentic Prohibition speakeasy and many more.

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