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Woolworth-Building-Mezzanine-Interior-Landmark-NYCTake a tour of the off-limits Woolworth Building

It’s an eclectic week of May 11th to May 17th with a Harlem food festival, preservation workshops and exhibitions, a video game festival, art fairs and more.

Monday May 11th

Ongoing: Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York

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Tuesday May 12th

One of our favorite quirky parks, Grounds for Sculpture, open is Spring/Summer exhibition seasonwith a new exhibition of five contemporary artists. Also in this park, you’ll find full-size, sculptural recreations of famous Impressionist paintings.

Wednesday May 13th

With the Educator Workshop: Saving Place: Engaging Students with New York City Landmarks Join leading historians and museum educators for a day dedicated to celebrating the 50th anniversary of New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, as part of the Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks Exhibition at Museum of City of New York.

The Van Alen Institute Spring Party will take place at the Surrogate’s Courthouse downtown with Rolling Stone-reviewed band My Midnight Heart, and LÁ-BAS, a group NPR describes as “Brooklyn-based dystopian funk super group.” Auction and event proceeds benefit the non-profit design and architecture organization.

Thursday May 14th

Harlem EatUp will celebrating the food, culture and spirit of Harlem all wrapped up in a festive four-day event, starting on the 14th.

For art collectors, both Art Miami Festival on Pier 94 and Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island begin on Thursday and continue until Sunday.

Friday May 15th

Kill Screen magazine’s, Two5six​ festival, is a three day gathering devoted to the spaces between games, play, interaction and creativity. The festival aims to show what games can teach other industries and what other industries can teach games.

Saturday May 16th

We’ve got two events on Saturday, May 16th: Our ever popular tour of the off-limits Woolworth Building, taking guests into the landmarked lobby, mezzanine and lower level, as well as a walking tour of Edgar Allen Poe’s Greenwich Village with Boroughs of the Dead. Using the discount code POE, take 10% off this popular tour we’re now hosting for the third time.

Sunday May 17th

Join the Brooklyn Historical Society in This is Brooklyn, and learn about the history of Brooklyn amidst one of New York’s great landmark buildings. Free with museum admission.

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