It’s the last day of French Restaurant Week!
Museum of the City of New York hosts the tour of St. John the Divine, “Hidden Genius: Rafael Guastavino at St. John the Divine” in conjunction with their Palaces for the People exhibit. This tour is sold out but you can join our vertical tour of St. John the Divine Saturday August 23rd at 12pm for an adventurous behind-the-scenes look climb to the top of one of the world’s largest cathedrals.
Postponed to next Tuesday due to rain! Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue in Harlem is back for a second year with the $5 cocktail and appetizer special and an impressive lineup of restaurants. This year, the popular event will run from 6pm to 10pm. You can check in at either LaBodega 47 (corner of Lenox Avenue and 117th Street) or Carver Bank located at 75 West 125th Street (just east of the #2/3) to pick up your map and bracelet. The bracelet lets the participating venues know that you are on the Crawl.
Popular gelato brand Ciao Bella is giving free cabs in their Ciao Bella taxi from 1pm to 8pm. Hashtag #GetScooped for a free ride and follow the adventures on @CiaoBellaGelato.
Museum of the City of New York will be hosting the panel Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings at 6:30pm. Join Nadine Post, award-winning journalist and Editor-at-Large for Engineering News-Record, and other leading innovators for a roundtable discussion on how they are tackling the issues presented by buildings that exceed 100 stories. Panelists include architects Charles Blomberg, AIA (Rafael Viñoly Architects) and Paul Katz, FAIA (Kohn Pedersen Fox), structural engineer Bill Baker (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill), and mechanical engineer Ashok Raiji, Assoc. AIA (ARUP), the visionaries behind some of the tallest buildings in the world.
Take a free tour of the Central Park Conservatory Garden at 12pm. Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Read up on our Top 10 Secrets of Central Park before you go.
Open House New York is hosting the Making it Here: Edison Price Factory Tour at 2pm. Edison Price Lighting has designed and manufactured innovative, energy-efficient architectural lighting fixtures since 1952.
Our exclusive tour of the off-limits Woolworth Building today is sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for the Saturday, August 23rd tour. Get them here (or look for other tour dates on our events page).
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is hosting a talk The Story of Sanitation on the Hudson River with Dr. Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence NYC Department of Sanitation at NYU Lecture Hall at 6:30pm. Did you know there was a 13th Avenue running along the Hudson River? To register, call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.
Reception for the Noble Nocturnes exhibit at the Salmagundi Club feature artwork that’s reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Reception for club members and guests is July 18th.
In partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) the Design Trust will release the second prototype for Under the Elevated, a plan to reclaim and transform public space under New York City’s elevated transit infrastructure. The launch of the outdoor music installation “Boogie Down Booth” will be under the 2/5 subway tracks in the Bronx at 6pm at the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Freeman Street.
BigApps Block Party at Industry City is an all-out celebration of all things tech, with food trucks, music, games, Etsy sellers, live pitches, and more. It’s a family-friendly event that showcases the power of partnership between the City’s vibrant technology sector and the City’s vital nonprofit and civic network. At the Block Party, BigApps teams will demo their products and compete for a chance to advance to the BigApps Finals.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors launches with a memorial for Pete and Toshi Seeger at Damrosch Park Bandshell.
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