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New_York_Botanical_Garden_NYC-Untapped-Cities1New York Botanical Garden Conservatory. Image via Wikimedia: King of Hearts

A lot of events are taking place in New York City, as we finally welcome spring. Join our friends at NY Adventure Club for behind-the-scenes tours, check out a trash collection in East Harlem and relish in the beautiful orchids at New York Botanical Garden.

Saturday, March 25th

Take a stroll through The Orchid Show: Thailand in the lush conservatory of the New York Botanical Garden. As the sun sets, you’ll be able to take part in “Orchid Evenings,” which will kick off at 6:30pm with music, dancing and refreshments.

Our tour of the Remnants of Penn Station is sold out, but we have more dates coming up in spring!

Tour of the Remnants of Penn Station

Sunday, March 26th

DSNY sanitation worker Nelson Molina has created one of the world’s largest known collections of reclaimed trash, gathered from the garbage of his upper Manhattan route. As part of Open House New York’s Getting to Zero series, two self-guided tours of his Treasure in the Trash collection, housed on the second floor of the M11 garage in East Harlem, will be taking place.

Join historian and preservation architect Robert Kornfeld as he delves into the history and making of the High Bridge, NYC’s oldest standing bridge.

Monday, March 27th

It’s the last week of the Morgan Madison: Curiocity exhibition at the Agnes Varis Art Center. The show features work in glass and other media, made by the artist as a response to his time in NYC and residency at the MAD museum.

Tuesday, March 28th

Author Gerard Koeppel will discusses the Manhattan street grid, called “a disaster” of urban planning, and his book: City on A Grid – How New York Became New York.

Wednesday, March 29th

Our friends at NY Adventure Club are hosting a free after-hours tour of New York City Hall. Explore the main rotunda, discover the City Council Chamber room and look inside the Governor’s Room.

Thursday, March 30th

Head to Pace University for a film screening of the award-winning documentary, City of Trees, and take part in a conversation on community engagement, environmental justice, urban forestry and more.

The Photography Show, the longest-running exhibition dedicated to the photography, will take place from March 30–April 2, 2017 at Pier 94. This year’s show, organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, will feature photography from early masters and contemporary artists from more than 115 of the world’s fine art galleries.

Friday, March 31st

New York Adventure Club is also hosting a tour of the Garment District with “NOT fashion designer” Jenny Lai. You’ll have the opportunity to explore fabric stores and peek inside a factory in the heart of New York’s fashion world.

See all upcoming Untapped Cities Behind the Scenes Tours.

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