Here are our “untapped” picks of things to do starting this weekend in New York City!
Saturday, January 21st
Our Underground Subway Tour and Secrets of Grand Central Terminal tour are sold out for Saturday but there are two tickets left for the VIP tour of the Woolworth Building at 4 PM, led by building architect Cass Gilbert’s great grand daughter, Helen Post Curry. This will be the last Saturday tour of the Woolworth Building in a long while, following damage to the lobby by a random attacker. Our forthcoming tours will be on Friday late afternoons and dates are still available:
Sunday, January 22nd
We’ll be hosting our tour of the Public Art of Lower Manhattan at 2 PM. Why are there so many notable works downtown? How do they get commissioned and installed? What is the history behind the pieces? Find out Sunday:
Public Art Tour in Lower Manhattan
Monday, January 23rd
At 6:30 PM, Hostelling International-NY will host Sculptures in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood:
The Artists Who Made Them, The People Who Posed for Them, and the Stories They Tell, a Presentation by Local Historian Jim Mackin.
The American Institute of Architects present Infrastructure Reclaimed, Repurposed, Reimagined at 6 PM. With high demand for limited space, New Yorkers are continually on the lookout for newer and larger public realms. In order to meet this demand for space, several recent and ongoing projects have focused on repurposing the city’s abandoned and under-utilized transportation and infrastructure sites. These projects depend upon the collaboration between city agencies, community organizations, and public-private partnerships to create healthier, more sustainable public spaces.
Tuesday, January 24th
The Center of Architecture presents Park Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art Platform at 6 PM. How are the design interventions and preservation work to the historic interiors of the Park Avenue Armory enabling this landmark to become New York’s newest cultural institution featuring music, dance, theater, and visual arts?
Wednesday, January 25th
The Museum of the City of New York’s Bridge and Tunnel: The Witness will present the critically acclaimed documentary that tells the gut-wrenchingly tragic tale of the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese through the determined efforts of her younger brother, Bill Genovese, to shine a light on what truly happened that fateful night in Queens. Following the screening, Bill will join Director James Solomon for a discussion on how the murder cemented notions of “outer-borough” grimness and urban apathy and a behind the scenes look at what it took to make a documentary on such a personally traumatic topic.
Thursday, January 26th
Also at the Museum of the City of New York will be Zoning for Public Good, moderated by Moses Gates (moderator), Director of Community Planning & Design, The Regional Plan Association. Zoning is the fundamental tool employed by municipalities to shape land use and development in the most equitable and environmentally sound way. It provides a framework for vital municipal concerns such as affordable and inclusionary housing, infrastructure, open space, historic preservation, economic development, and waterfront protection. But what are the limitations of this approach? How else might zoning benefit the public good?
Our Behind the Scenes tour of the New Yorker Hotel is sold out for Thursday, but you can join us on the next open date on March 9th.
Brooklyn Historical Society will screen the next in its Capote on Screen series with a showing of In Cold Blood at 7 PM.
Friday, January 27th
The International Center of Photography (ICP) kicks off 2017—its designated “Year of Social Change”—with Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change, opening on Friday.