Quantcast

Radiant Presence World Aids Day Untapped Cities AFineLyneShan Kelley, “With Curators Like These, Who Needs A Cure,” 2015

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 worldwide each year. This is a day when people from all around the globe show support for those living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died. We celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and we look to expand access to prevention, treatment and care services. There are many events scheduled for Worlds AIDS Day today in New York City. We have put a list together of a few events in keeping with this year’s theme, “The Time To Act Is Now.” We invite you to add your events under comments.

(more…)

Rockefeller-Tree-Lighting-2014-untappedcities-NYC-001

This week is jam packed with great Untapped-oriented events, on a few select days that may make it hard to choose. We’re co-sponsoring an event at the Museum of the City of New York and many holiday events at historical societies.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

Jacob Riis-Aninated-banner-MCNY-Museum of the City of NY-Ad-728x90 animated

Also check out Affordable Housing: A New York Legacy

(more…)

1-New York Botanical Garden Train Show Untapped Cities AFineLyneThe Enid A. Haupt Conservatory miniature created by Applied Imagination for the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Now in its 24th year, The New York Botanical Garden and Applied Imagination have filled the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with the Holiday Train Show. The installation fills the space, with tracks and trains whistling around you at several levels. No matter where you’re standing, you will view treasured landmarks in a colorful garden setting.

(more…)

Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark that has been around for over a decade is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that the chandelier in the synagogue is actually upside down? And that no one knows what the original stain glass looks like? On December 9th, discover even more about this stunning structure’s architecture, embellishments and history on our new after-hours tour, in partnership with the Museum at Eldridge Street, where we will unveil the building’s other hidden gems.

(more…)

Image via Print Magazine

This week’s Untapped events will be sure to get you ready for Thanksgiving. Besides the Macy’s Day Parade, we’ve got a Seinfeld Thanksgiving trivia, a Thanksgiving cheese event and ways that you can provide Thanksgiving feasts for New York City families in need.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

Jacob Riis-Aninated-banner-MCNY-Museum of the City of NY-Ad-728x90 animated

Also check out Affordable Housing: A New York Legacy

Monday, November 23rd

“My father was a stern man. He forbade us to participate in any activities that he thought were associated with the common man. The Thanksgiving Day Parade was first on the list.” If you’re a Seinfeld fan, show off your knowledge at Slattery’s Midtown pub for their “Seinfeld Thanksgiving Trivia.” You can prepare for the event by studying this list of Seinfeld film locations.

The Fraunces Tavern Museum is hosting a dinner honoring those involved with achieving American Independence. The British Army evacuated America on November 25, 1783, thus the event is appropriately called, Evacuation Day DinnerIt will be hosted by The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York.

(more…)

Sunset Park Sims Municipal Recycling Facility-recycling facility-South Brooklyn Marine Terminal-NYCNYCEDCSims Municipal Recycling Facility. Photo by NYCEDC.

This week’s guide to New York City’s top 10 events includes our exciting new behind the scenes tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, New York’s state-of-the-art recycling facility, and the Museum of the City of New York’s discussion about Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi on modernism in 1900.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

Jacob Riis-Aninated-banner-MCNY-Museum of the City of NY-Ad-728x90 animated

Also check out Affordable Housing: A New York Legacy

Monday, November 16th

Museum of the City of New York will be presenting Danish Modernity: Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi in 1900. The event will examine the works of these two Danes as they came to understand modernity in the early 20th-century. If you can’t make the discussion, don’t miss out on their new exhibit, Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.

(more…)