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It’s the start of President’s Day weekend and we’ve got plenty to distract you from the news in the current Presidency, if that is what you desire including numerous behind the scenes tours, a documentary film festival, talks on waste, and more.

Saturday, February 18th

Our underground tour of the NYC subway and our tour of the secrets of Grand Central Terminal are all sold out, but future dates are available. Check out the full listings here.

The Museum of Modern Art 16th Annual Doc Fortnight, a festival for documentary film will show films like Ulysses in the Subway and This Revolution Won’t be Televised.

Sunday, February 19th

Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, during the free Family Day celebration at the Rubin Museum of Art and kick of the year of the Fire Bird.

Monday, February 20th

It’s the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious World War II directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. Check out the exhibit “Self-Interned” at the Noguchi Museum, which documents the work by artist Isamu Noguchi, who voluntarily interned himself in the Poston camp in an effort to improve conditions there through arts and crafts.

Tuesday, February 21st

Open House New York will host the event The Future of Waste in New YorkKate Ascher, author of The Works: Anatomy of a City and several books on public infrastructure and the delivery of municipal services, will be joining Commissioner of NYC Department of Sanitation Kathryn Garcia for a conversation about New York City’s waste system following the lecture.

The event Dark Love: Murder and Madness in the Gilded Age from Landmark West! will take place in the Trunk Club at the Villard Houses, more popularly known as the New York Palace. Paula Uruburu, real-life history detective, spins the tale of architect Stanford White’s talents, loves, and tragic end. A final treat – a guided tour of the grand, historic space.

Wednesday, February 22nd

The Museum of the City of New York will show films for the event “Welcome to Fear City,” 16 mm films from the 1970sOnce upon a time in the 1970s, New York City was supposed to “drop dead,” or at least wither away due to disinvestment and “white flight” to the suburbs. Instead, creativity flourished amidst urban decline and new art forms like Hip Hop and Punk Rock were introduced to the world. Meanwhile, 42nd Street’s sleaze economy continued to thrive. Savor this 16mm snapshot of the period.

Thursday, February 23rd

We’ll be going after hours into the stunning Eldridge Street Synagogue to learn about the building’s secrets from Rachel Serkin, the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Senior Educator and the curator of their recent Postcards exhibit. Join us for this special tour:

Secrets of the Eldridge Street Synagogue After Hours Tour

Our tour of the off-limits spot of the New Yorker Hotel is sold out for Thursday evening but spots are still available in April and May.

Friday, February 24th

Our VIP tour of the Woolworth Building is sold out but spots are available for the April tour.

Join a Murder Mystery event at the historic Mount Vernon Hotel with NY Adventure Club.

Check out our full list of Behind the Scenes tours in NYC.

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