In the next week, learn about the TWA Flight Center development plans, about the Civil War in NYC, compete in a challenge at the Queens Museum panorama, and celebrate Women’s History Month.
Saturday, March 4th
Join us for the next Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam tour as we show what’s left of the original settlement, plus a huge relic hidden in plain sight.
The Levys’ Unique New York, The City Reliquary, and the Queens Museum are proud to announce the tenth annual Panorama Challenge at the Queens Museums’ famous 3D map of NYC, the world’s largest architectural scale model. Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while judges highlight clues on the Panorama with laser pointers. Teams of 10 (or so) will use those clues and musical hints to answer questions about our fair city.
Sunday, March 5th
Atlas Obscura is hosting a Rat Taxidermy class at Afterlife Anatomy. This workshop will introduce students to basic small mammal taxidermy processes. You’ll work to create your own piece of beautiful taxidermy, while learning all of the essential techniques and processes behind the age-old and evermore popular craft.
NYC Parks will be hosting a tour of Historic New York: The World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Tuesday, March 7th
Open House New York will host the talk Projects in Planning: TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, a presentation about one of the most eagerly anticipated projects in New York City: the transformation of the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport into the TWA Hotel. The TWA Hotel will celebrate and preserve Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece and reopen it to the public for the first time in many years. It will include 505 guest rooms; 50,000 square feet of conference, event, and meeting space; a 10,000-square-foot roof deck; 8 food and beverage outlets; and an innovative museum showcasing New York as the birthplace of the Jet Age.
In Documenting LGBTQ Life, the final event of the Gay Gotham program series at Museum of the City of New York, join film directors Rodney Evans, Conrad Ventur, and Michelle Memran who will discuss how film as a creative medium can document and preserve queer history. The directors will also share clips from their most recent and/or upcoming films, each of which focuses on a significant queer artist — from drag performer and Warhol superstar Mario Montez and playwright Maria Irene Fornes to photographer John Dugdale.
In a talk at the General Society of Mechanics, based on the book, City of Sedition: The History of New York During the Civil War, author John Strausbaugh will detail the hugely conflicted role that New York City played in the Civil War. Mr. Strausbaugh will bring to life what it was like to live in New York City during this highly divisive and violent period. He describes how it was highly unlikely Abraham Lincoln would have made it to the White House without support from New York City. Yet, as he outlines in his book, the majority of New Yorkers never voted for him and were openly hostile to him and his politics.
Wednesday, March 8th
In New York is My Muse, The Museum of City of New York will welcome Speed Levitch, a NYC tour guide who has earned a cult following thanks to his free-flowing improvisational style that imbues city landmarks with a poetic flourish, and Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President for The Trust for Public Land, explore the contours of New York’s signature landscapes, both man-made and natural, gritty and sublime.
Thursday, March 9th
Our Behind the Scenes tour of the New Yorker Hotel is sold out but tickets are still available in April and May. This popular tour will only be a limited run with the impending
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden will host the event SPA DAY IN THE 19TH CENTURY: Making Up for a Night on the Town. Visitors create creams and cosmetics used in the antebellum era. Learn about which cosmetics complied with standards of beauty and propriety.
Atlas Obscura will host another LIVE! event at Union Hall in Brooklyn. This week’s topic: SCANDAL! You can learn how to deal with a scandal in the 1800s, answer trivia for prizes, and see Atlas staffers, along with our friends Jim Tews (Felines of New York), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Greg Young (The Bowery Boys), and more, exploring amazing tales of uncomfortable experiences!
Friday, March 10th
At the Bronx Museum, celebrate Women’s History month with Bronx Stories: Bronx Women, an evening of storytelling, poetry and music inspired by the Bronx and the works of art on view at the Bronx Museum. Make your voice heard in our open mic!