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.
Tuesday, May 17th
The end of Prohibition in 1933 was not the end of government efforts to control substance use in America. At the Museum of the City of New York, the talk New York Prohibitions: Booze, Drugs, and the State explores the connection between Prohibition and the war on drugs. Starts at 6:30pm.
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen will present Vertical Urban Factory: The Social and Architectural Shifts of the Urban Factory with Nina Rappaport, Architectural Historian, Curator and Publications Director, Yale School of Architecture. 6:30pm, reception to follow.
The National Arts Club will host the talk Secrets of the Tilden Mansion, about its Gilded Age Gramercy Park headquarters. Starts at 8pm.
Wednesday, May 18th
Rooftop Films will screen the documentary Weiner, about the Anthony Weiner’s attempted 2013 comeback to run as Mayor of New York City.
The New Museum is hosting a salon in conjunction with the new book Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures with Smita Rawoot, Associate Director Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, Leigh Gallagher of FORTUNE Magazine & author of “The End of the Suburbs”, Pamela Puchalski of the New America Foundation, and David Belt of MacroSea/NewLab.
Thursday, May 19th
Marcus Sammuelson’s Harlem EatUp food festival commences, going until Sunday.
Prospect Park Alliance will host An Evening on the Farm: Goats, Wine and Cheese at the Lefferts Historic House in Brooklyn. There will be a discussion with Larry and Ann Cihanek, the owners and shepherds of Green Goats, and Alliance Chief Landscape Architect Christian Zimmerman. Enjoy wine and goat cheese and learn about the ecological role that goats will be playing in the Alliance’s restoration of Prospect Park’s woodlands. 6-8pm.
Noted horologist (clockmaker/restorer) John Metcalfe will be giving a presentation at the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx at the event Time Will Tell: Clocks at Bartow-Pell. Starts at 7:30pm.
Friday, May 20th
Rooftop Films will be celebrating the opening of its 20th festival with dark, oddball comedies and exhilarating documentary experiences, in the event “This is What We Mean by Short Films.”
Saturday, May 20th
It’s finally time to get outside! Our Secrets of Coney Island walking tour with Justin Ferate is full of quirky fun facts and odd discoveries. Join us at 2pm:
At 4pm, we’ve got just one ticket left to our exclusive Woolworth Building tour, led by the great granddaughter of architect Cass Gilbert. Check out the stunning lobby, mezzanine, and bank vault:
It’s opening night for the latest No Longer Empty exhibit, Jameco Exchange, in Jamaica, Queens. Starts at 6pm.
Sunday, May 22nd
Take a boat tour of Freshkills Park, organized by AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and Classic Harbor Lines. Starts at 9:30am from Chelsea Piers.
At 3pm, join our tour and wine tasting at the world’s first rooftop vineyard – right in Brooklyn Navy Yard! You’ll get a tour from the founders of Rooftop Reds, and if you stay long enough, you’ll see Fly by Night, Duke Riley’s pigeon installation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (that’s impossible to get tickets for!)