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Monday is Memorial Day, so there’s a lot going on with the kick-off to summer in NYC. Begin with an Ice Cream Social Run on Roosevelt Island and end with our popular tour of the remnants of Penn Station (tickets still available for one tour slot).

Monday, May 25

Start off the summer right with an NYCRUNS 5K or 10K race around Roosevelt Island which ends with an ice cream social

Then, hit up the Might Get Weird Party from creative Brooklyn DJ collective the Deep, with early open bar from one of our favorite local distillies, Owney’s rum. RSVP to mightgetweird@gmail.com to get the still-undisclosed location.

Tuesday, May 26

We’ll be hosting a talk and book signing to celebrate the launch of the book Broadway by Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young at WeWork West Broadway. Beer on tap will be complimentary, thanks to WeWork. Michelle will walk through the most surprising finds she came across from the collection nearly 200 vintage photographs published in this book about the history of Broadway as a street, tracing its evolution from the Native American era until today. Tickets are free for this event or purchase ticket plus a book:

As part of Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks, a talk on “Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods” at Museum of the City of New York exploring the intersections between historic preservation and affordable housing. With Gale Brewer, Borough President of Manhattan; Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Director of the Urban Planning Program at NYU Wagner; Ellen Baxter, Executive Director of Broadway Housing Communities; Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director of Fifth Avenue Committee; Simeon Bankoff (moderator), Executive Director, Historic Districts Council. 6:30pm.

Wednesday, May 27

Food festival New Taste of the Upper West Side returns through May 30th with its signature events Soirée in the Park and other events like a comfort food competition and a showcase of the best the Upper West Side has to offer.

Thursday, May 28th

The third annual IDEAS CITY Festival from the New Museum will explore the theme “Invisible City,” exploring questions of transparency and surveillance, citizenship and representation, expression and suppression, and the enduring quest for visibility in the city over three days of conferences, debates, workshops, performances, and architectural and artistic interventions.

Friday, May 29th

Picasso’s Le Tricorne tapestry, once at the Four Seasons Restaurant and believed to be the largest painting by Picasso in the US, will be on view at the New York Historical Society starting Friday. The legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium will host The Who and Ed Sheeran this weekend, and the official party headquarters will be Austin Public where some of the 17,000 revelers can enjoy cold beers, great gastropub grub and the craic all weekend long. Heineken will be holding its own mini concert series in the pub all weekend. Read more about the original US Open tennis stadium in Forest Hills. The 19th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series begins Friday at Industry City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with some new short films from around the world.

Saturday, May 30th

Atlas Obscura’s Obscura Day is a jam packed schedule of exploration across 25+ countries, including 15 events in NYC. It’s the 11th Musical Saw Festival (you heard that right, musical saws) with a concert and art exhibit featuring the Saw Lady and others.

Sunday, May 31st

In partnership with The Eternal Space, a play about an untold story of the destruction of Penn Station, we are hosting another special tour of the remnants of Penn Station with Tamara Agins, tour guide, project manager at NYC Department of City Planning, and author of our popular article on the Secrets of Grand Central. Get tickets here, with optional cocktail after. 12pm and 2pm tours:

At 7pm, join the book release celebration of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity by Oriana Leckert at the Gowanus Ballroom. Oriana is also an Untapped Cities contributor.

Join us on an upcoming Untapped Cities tour including exploration of Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Tour of the Woolworth Building, Behind the Scenes NYC Tour of Hunts Point Produce Terminal.

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