As mid-March rounds the corner, discover historical events about Jane Jacobs and a walking tour that covers 400 years of history in one mile. Revel in the bizarre at an Oddities Flea Market or discover local flavors and cuisines at a cooking club.
Saturday, March 11th
We have just two tickets left to our walking tour, 400 Years of History in One Mile, which starts at 2pm.
Sunday, March 12th
Monday, March 13th
The International Brazilian Opera presents “Plastic Flowers” as part of UN Women’s 2017 HeForShe Arts Week at the Slipper Room.
Tuesday, March 14th
It’s Pi day! Stay tuned for our guide on all the ways to celebrate.
Also on Tuesday, the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History group will be hosting a talk about the history of the Trinity School, founded at downtown Trinity Church in 1709 and now one of the oldest schools in the US. In 1895, the school moved uptown, building on a series of lots on West 91st Street in the midst of the rows of townhouses of turn-of-the-century Upper West Side. Refresh with our guide on NYC’s oldest schools and universities.
Thursday, March 16th
In “Skyscrapers: Boon or Blight” at CUNY, Jason M. Barr, author of Building the Skyline, provides a new myth-busting history of Manhattan’s skyscrapers, as well as some thoughts on how the buildings could help Gotham meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Kate Wood, president of the award-winning preservation group Landmark West!, discusses the current protests over the De Blasio administration’s rezoning of midtown and the new “supers” rising in the city.
Brooklyn Historical Society will host the event “Legacy of Jane Jacobs.” Join New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante in talks with Matt Tyrnauer, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Citizen Jane: Battle For the City, Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, and Dr. Samuel Zipp, Associate Professor of American and Urban Studies at Brown University and co-editor of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, about Jacobs’ extraordinary impact on the urban landscape.
Friday, March 17th
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Discover Little Ireland in the Bronx for something a little more off-the-beaten path.
Learn to cook new dishes at the latest Local Roots NYC Cooking Club inspired by the season’s harvest in a fun and casual setting. Led by Chef De la Vega, creator of Randwiches and editor at large of Put an Egg On It, you’ll prepare dishes in groups with a glass of wine in a unique setting: the Brooklyn FoodWorks food incubator kitchen that is home to many of NYC’s small-batch food producers.