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Our picks of New York’s urbanist events for next week include our Harlem History Walking Tour, the discussion of Gateway to Freedom: Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, and the kickoff to the Meat Packing District’s Open Market festival.

Monday, September 28th

Love the history of bridges? Come see Dr. Dave Frieder, an Untapped Cities contributor and bridge climbing extraordinaire, give a presentation of NYC’s bridge at the Old Tappan Public Library.

Freeman’s, a new literary journal, will be launched at The New School. The first issue will include pieces by Haruki Murakami, Louise Erdrich, David Mitchell, and Lydia Davis. Performances and readings by Colum McCann, Ann Carson, Laura van den Berg, and more.

Wednesday, September 30th

Untapped Cities is proud to co-sponsor the Museum of the City of New York’s “Gateway to Freedom: Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.” Historians Eric Foner and Martha Hodes will be discussing New York’s relatively little-known involvement with the Underground Railroad. Discounted tickets available with code MCBCI.

New York Transit Museum opens its new “Bringing Back the City” exhibit. The exhibit will include a fresh perspective on major New York City events including the September 11th attacks, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, and hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

Thursday, October 1st

Join us on our Harlem History and Incubator Walking Tour in partnership with the NYCEDC, where guests will learn about the history of the neighborhood and observe first-hand the role of new incubator spaces and urban redevelopment projects on the present and future of Harlem.

The Meat Packing District kicks off its annual Open Market festival with a performance by Santigold. The event will be running through the 4th, with public events, in-store sales and activities, public art, and exclusive tours.

Another intriguing Museum of the City of New York event this week, The New New York Activist: Living City, Living Wage, will take place Thursday evening. The event focuses on New York’s history city of jobs and opportunity while today, many New Yorker’s find themselves unemployed. Join the debate about the right to a “living wage.”

Saturday, October 3rd

Join Untapped Cities Founder Michelle Young, along with Untapped Cities contributor and urban planner Julia Vitullo-Martin, and Brokelyn News Editor David Colon at the Green-Wood Historic National Landmark as they discuss Media Movers & Shakers, Then and Now. Following the discussion, you can join a trolley tour that will visit the monuments of the great newspaper men of the 19th century.

Sunday, October 4th

The Center of Architecture will be holding its pop-up event Layered NYC: Five Boroughs in Depth, presented as part of the Seaport Culture District. The exhibit explores the current state of NYC’s waterfront and its relation to the city’s history.

Check out upcoming Untapped Cities behind-the-scenes tours of NYC.

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