Here’s what we’re looking forward to in NYC: the arrival of the Prospect Park goats, events in several Gilded Age mansions and on the city’s rooftops, a walking tour of Coney Island, exploration inside the Woolworth Building and more.

Monday, May 16th

Explore the Gilded Age mansion that’s home to the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue in Brownstone, a multi-sensory food and art event hosted by Metropolis Ensemble featuring the culinary creations of Jonah Reider, known for the supper club he created in his Columbia University dorm, the music of Ricardo Romaneiro, and many others. Tickets here.

As part of New York City’s Strand Book Store series “Discovering Design,” Chwast, along with Jack Lenor Larsen and Jane Thompson, will take part in the panel discussion “Legends of New York City Design” — showcasing lifelong design luminaries all in their ninth decade.


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Warm weather has (almost) come to New York, and with it comes a full array of fun outdoor activities. So grab your picnic baskets, blankets, and friends for a summer of movie screenings. Here is the 2016 schedule for the city’s rooftop and outdoor film screenings from across all five boroughs, presented to you by month for easy planning. Since most of these screenings are free, be sure to get there early so you can get a good view! Many outdoor screenings for this summer have yet to be announced, so be sure to check back with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Bryant Park, the Central Park Film Festival and more for their movie days and times.  (more…)

Explore the street of Dutch New Amsterdam this week

The events to check out in New York City this week, from a burglars guide to the city, a tour of what’s left of Dutch New Amsterdam, a benefit inside the Four Seasons, an urban exploration expo and more.

Monday May 9th

The Center for Architecture will host BLDGBLOG founder Geoff Manaugh, who will present topics from his new book, Burglars Guide to the City which explores the relationship between burglary and architecture. 6pm, tickets are $10 or free for AIA members and students.


america's cup-rendering-nyc-untapped citiesRendering of the upcoming race. Image via America’s Cup

On May 7th and 8th this year, America’s Cup will be coming to New York City. Known as the competition for the oldest international sports trophy, this event began in 1851 on the South Coast of England, and the last time it was in New York was in 1920. This two-day sailing event between six teams from around the world is one of the preliminary events calendared this year as a prelude to next year’s 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. The center of the race will be held on the Hudson River, with the course running north from Battery Park to Pier25. Here are 8 places in New York and Jersey City you can enjoy the race from. (more…)

Did you know the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard is hidden within the Brooklyn Navy Yard? Untapped Cities will be bringing readers on a special wine tasting and tour at Rooftop Reds, led by one of its founders who will share their knowledge of winemaking.

Within the 14,800 square foot rooftop, you will see a unique urban planter system that is the first of its kind, developed with Cornell University and Finger Lakes industry leaders. As an added bonus: all guests will get 20% off purchases of Rooftop Reds wines. Get in on this experience early, as the first harvest will be taking place this October 2016. Take in an amazing view, lounge in a hammock, and sip on Rooftop Red wines in our tours which start in May, to continue through the year.

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In the next week, tour the Players Club on Gramercy Park on our special insiders tour

There’s a lot to discover in the upcoming week in New York City from events at the Players Club and TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, to the annual walk around the Manhattan coastline. There will be talks on Brooklyn gentrification, Jane Jacobs, the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, food for the dead, and temporary urban interventions.

Monday May 2nd

WNYC will be hosting an event to celebrate the culmination of the podcast on Brooklyn gentrification, There Goes the Neighborhood The Way Forward for Gentrified Brooklynwill take place at WNYC’s event venue The Greene Space, hosted by comedian Khalid Rahmaan and featuring guests who were interviewed for the podcast and along with other guests from various media publication. Starts at 6pm, tickets are $10. The event will also be livestreamed.

Tuesday, May 3rd

Join us in our Insiders Tour of the Players Club, a members-only theater club on Gramercy Park. Explore this historic, landmarked townhouse and hear from a docent of the club about its illustrious history, which include members from Mark Twain to Jimmy Fallon. A special treat: see a room frozen in time for over a 100 years, kept intact as the Players Club founder left it upon his death. Even if you can’t make May 3rd, we have dates in June and July as well.