New York City will move from Martin Luther King Jr. weekend into Inauguration Day with a diversity of events from tours, to book talks, to photography walks, film screenings and more.
Saturday, January 14th
While our Remnants of Penn Station and the Underground Subway Tours are sold out for Saturday, there are more dates in the coming months available. There is still space for our tour of Gritty Old Times Square at 10:30 AM with Robert Brenner:
Sunday, January 15th
Monday, January 16th
Check out our picks for 10 other events to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. You can also create your own trail by following our guide to 10 places connected to MLK in NYC.
Tuesday, January 17th
The Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting a book talk for The Battle of Bed-Stuy: The Long War of Poverty in NYC at 6:30 PM. Historian and teacher Michael Woodsworth reveals how innovative community activism in the historic neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, empowered its residents and helped to catalyze urban reform policies in the 1950s and 60s. Tickets here.
Wednesday, January 18th
Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Salon Series: Urban Data Operations brings together key thinkers and practitioners for an informal discussion around the agency of data driven micro-interventions in the development and understanding of the city.The event presents Nicholas de Monchaux’s latest publication, Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities, a compendium of designs for networked micro-interventions in American cities.
Thursday, January 19th
At Albertine Books inside the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on Fifth Avenue (the former Payne-Whitney Mansion), French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney will present Manhattan’s Babe, the illustrated English-language edition of Beigbeder’s bestselling novel, Oona & Salinger. See the book American Babe here. At 7 PM.
NYC Parks is offering a free bird photography walk at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park with Ryan Loo, the park’s Wildlife Photography Docent. Click here to register. At 11 AM.
Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen: Murder by Death.” In this film, Truman Capote –in his first and only credited on-screen role – finds himself at the center of a murder mystery in this delightfully satirical ode to the detective film genre. Slate’s Kristen Meinzer and Newsday’s Rafer Guzman introduce the film.
Friday January 20th
It’s Inauguration Day. Stay tuned for our guide on how to mark the day, but also check out City Reliquary’s Kickoff Party for the event series Beyond Patience & Fortitude: In Protection and Celebration of New York’s Diverse Cultures at 7 PM. The series aims to educate and empower in the current political climate. From January to March, the museum will host presentations and performances that inform and inspire.