It’s the first full week of September which includes both Labor Day and September 11th. There’s a full range of events from historical tours and talks, to a rooftop vineyard tour and tasting and a BBQ at the Red Hook Grain Terminal:
It’s Labor Day, but it’s also the birthday of the original Pennsylvania Station! Celebrate (or mourn its loss) by looking at vintage photographs and get tickets to our October tours of the Remnants of Penn Station! This popular tour is an original Untapped Cities-created tour led by Justin Rivers, who wrote The Eternal Space, a play about the demolition of Penn Station. We offered this tour as a special event to the New York Transit Museum this fall and it sold out in minutes. Tickets still available for October 23rd with us directly:
Pioneering photographer Bruce Davidson will speak at the 92Y with photographer writer and curator, Charlotte Cotton, on his life and work. From his documentation of the civil rights movement to his study of one derelict block in Harlem, Davidson’s passion for photography led to a career that spans nearly 60 years.
Join the Museum of the City of New York for a lively evening with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, as he riffs on the subjects that make us laugh. An accomplished cartoonist with four of his own book titles, Mankoff also edited the anthology The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, featuring all 68,647 cartoons published in the magazine since its debut in 1925 up to the book’s 2006 release. The program is part of the exhibit Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.
The Victorian Society’s New York chapter will host a lecture with Janet W. Foster, author of the book Queen Anne Architecture: America’s Victorian Vernacula at the English Speaking Union on 39th Street. No reservation is required for free lectures and attendees are invited to a meet and greet reception following the lecture.
WNYC will host its new “Icons & Innovators” series at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space with international supermodel and fashion icon Pat Cleveland. Hosted by award-winning author and television producer Susan Fales-Hill, the series features one of a kind, in-depth interviews with groundbreaking artists and thinkers who have shaped the cultural landscape. Cleveland will discuss the world of fashion today as well as anecdotes from her new memoir Walking with the Muses.
Staying in town this weekend? Discover the world’s first rooftop vineyard (commercially viable one) atop the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This Untapped Cities tour of Rooftop Reds is led by one of the founders of the vineyard and includes a wine tasting:
Tour the historic Lott House, a site in Marine Park, Brooklyn that we previously explored, with a connection to the Underground Railroad. This “Secret Lives” tour is hosted by Historic Districts Council and led by Alyssa Loorya, founder of Chrysalis Architecture.
We’ll be putting together a guide on how to remember September 11th this year, including the public unveiling of the last two PATH trains at two different trolley museums and the annual Tribute in Light illumination. Stand by!
If you’ve ever wanted to go onto the site of the Red Hook Grain Terminal (legally), now is your chance with Dirtybird, a record label hosting an all-afternoon into the evening BBQ and music festival. Tickets are available here.