Walking tours abound next week in New York City with Jane’s Walk, a Historic District Council walk, a participatory walk with Elastic City, and our tour of Dead Horse Bay, along with fascinating talks and visits.
Ongoing: Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York
Monday April 27th
Take a walking tour of East Harlem with historian and tour guide Justin Ferate with Historic District Council covering architectural treasures and cultural landmarks reflecting the El Barrio and Spanish Harlem’s history.
Tuesday April 28th
Spend an evening with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner at the 92nd Street Y as he discusses the final season of the show at its halfway point.
Elastic City will be doing a participatory walk of Union Square exploring commodity feminism. Using performative and poetic techniques to re-define and discover new methods of empowerment, the group will be taking the appropriated language of girl power out of the advertiser’s hands and replacing them with sayings of our own–one beauty aisle at a time. See our previous coverage of Elastic City walks.
Wednesday April 29th
The 9-foot Hello Kitty Time Capsule arrives to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza by artist Sebastian Masuda, in partnership with the Japan Society.
The UN is recognizing Hoboken as a “World Model City” for resilience. Rebuild by Design will host the welcome to the UNISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) on Pier A in Hoboken at 7pm.
Thursday April 30th
Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony as part of the 16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, New York City’s longest continually running grass roots festival dedicated to jazz. 6pm.
Earlier this month, Open House New York launched Monograph in Motion, a new series of tours that will periodically highlight the work of a single design firm that has made significant contributions to shaping New York City’s built environment. This Thusrday will be a tour of Eleven Times Square and Times Square Redevelopment.
Friday May 1st
The annual return of Jane’s Walks run by MAS NYC, with over 100 free walking tours. Learn about both New York City’s past and the future in these community led walks.
Saturday May 2nd
There’s still space on our popular tour of Dead Horse Bay’s history and artifacts with Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC. Meeting point will be at 12:45pm next to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College subway stop and we’ll take the bus to the beach together (or meet us directly at the beach).
There will be free admission to the new Whitney museum in the Whitney Museum Block Party. Advance tickets are out but there will be limited number of tickets in person at the museum.
The FDNY will open up its fire houses for tours. Information on this event will be updated on the FDNY website in the next week.
The city of Hudson, New York, will host the fifth annual Ramp Fest Hudson, a gastronomic celebration of the arrival of spring’s first forageable delicacy: the onion family, which marks the advent of spring. During the festival, ramps will be at the center of original dishes created by top chefs and restaurants from upstate New York and New York City.
Sunday May 3rd
The New York Marble Cemetery has opened its doors for the season and will have a neighborhood reception from 12-4pm. See photos from our visit inside this unique East Village spot.