This week in New York City, check out a new exhibit about Mad Men, debate about subway etiquette, attend the 10th Annual Craft Beer Festival, and more!
Tuesday, March 10th
The MTA Transit Museum’s program From Spitting to Spreading: Subway Etiquette Then and Now will explore the MTA’s recent Courtesy Counts campaign, targeted at discourteous train behavior from grooming to littering. Along with a conversation with expert insiders, attendees will be given an up-close look at the original Subway Sun etiquette advertisements, dating back to the 1940s, from the Museum’s permanent collection. 6:30 pm at the MTA Transit Museum, $10.
Wednesday, March 11th
Join an expert panel discussion organized by the Historic District Council in Barack Obama Slept Here: Recognizing Today’s Sites of Cultural Significance. The panelist will address what the process of recognition and preservation of the city’s landmarks will look like moving forward, in an increasingly diversifying world. The discussion will take place at Eldridge Street Synagogue in the Lower East Side at 6:30 pm, general admission is $20.
Join renowned architect Renzo Piano as he presents Columbia University’s new 17 acre Manhattanville campus. Now under construction, the 6.8 million square-foot project will retain the existing street grid, improve pedestrian access, enhance waterfront views and introduce open space to the public. At 6:30 pm, Wood Auditorium, Columbia University GSAPP.
Thursday, March 12th
Head to the magical sanctuary of the Museum at Eldrige Street’s After Hours Tour and Wine Reception. Discover the surprising background of the synagogue’s architects and maybe learn a few Yiddish insults among other exciting things. Tickets are usually $30, but Untapped City Readers can use code: ESAH for a special 50% discount on tickets. 6:30 pm, at Museum at Eldridge Street.
Friday, March 13th
For the beer lovers, the 10th Annual Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Lexington Avenue Armory. There will be 75 breweries, including Abita, Finback, Lagunitas, Doc’s Draft Ciders and Kentucky Bourbon. You’ll get a personal tasting glass and unlimited 2-ounce tastings. Tickets are $55 forFriday at 8pm, or Saturday at 2pm or 7pm.
Friday, March 13th is the first day of the Jewish Museum‘s “Laurie Simmons: How We See” art exhibit. Laurie Simmons in her installation draws on the “Doll Girls” subculture of women who alter themselves with makeup, dress and even cosmetic surgery to look like Barbie, baby dolls and anime characters. At the Jewish Museum, Free with museum admission.
Just before T.V. show Mad Men’s final run, the Museum of Moving Image is housing the exhibit “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men”. This exciting exhibit aims to disclose the creative process behind the highly acclaimed show. It will feature large-scale sets including Don Draper’s office and the kitchen from the Draper’s Ossining home, more than 25 iconic costumes, props, video clips, advertising art, and personal notes and research material from series creator Matthew Weiner. The exhibition is accompanied by film screenings of Mad Men’s Movie Influences which also begins on Saturday, March 14th. Free with museum admission.
Also check out Untapped Cities’ preview photographs from the exhibition and the Mad Men Guide to New York City.
On Saturday, join Dave Gardner in a walking tour of “The Titanic in New York”. Although RMS Titanic never actually reached dry land here in New York, the City and the Ocean Liner are inextricably linked. The legacy of Titanic in New York is evident in many New York sites. At 11:00 am, $10 payable on site. Meeting point is the Southwest corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street in the East Village by the Walgreen’s (20 Astor Place).
Sunday, March 15th
On Sunday, attend Columbia University’s Just Food Conference for a day of trainings, panels, policy discussions and good food. The conference will cover over 40 different topics from farm and food policy issues to culinary and food preservation techniques. The keynote speaker will be Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First. From 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, at the Teachers College, Columbia University. General admission is $65.