Mother’s Day weekend kicks off with a slew of tours, a pop-up art exhibit from our friends at New York Adventure Club and various talks about urban development and the future of New York City.

Saturday, May 13th

Our first Art in the NYC Subway Walking Tour is launching this weekend! Join Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers as he takes you on an in-depth tour of the subway art tapestry, weaved together to tell the complete history of the NYC commuter from Fulton’s first steamboat to the newly minted Second Avenue subway riders. Co-conceptualized by artist Aaron Asis, it’s a perfect compliment to our popular Underground Subway Tour or a fun stand alone for art, history and subway lovers alike.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art

Later in the afternoon, our 400 Years of History in 1 Mile Walking Tour will look at the history of New York City by walking a mile long portion of Lower Broadway. Take a walk in the footsteps of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, revel in beautiful architecture across four centuries and hear stories of heroes and rogues that have shaped our history as a country.

400 Years of History in 1 Mile

The New York Adventure Club’s second annual “UrbExpo” is taking place inside the Jefferson Market Library. The free, pop-up art exhibit, documenting Urban Exploration subculture, will bring together 25 artists. RSVP is required for the one-night only event.

Sunday, May 14th

It’s Mother’s Day! We still have a few openings for our tour of Rooftop Reds, the world’s first rooftop vineyard. Join us for a wine tasting at this unique location while taking in views of New York City from above.

Wine Tasting & Tour of Rooftop Reds, the World’s First Rooftop Vineyard!

Monday, May 15th

As part of NYCxDESIGN, the Center for Architecture is hosting five days of architect-led building tours across the five boroughs. Monday’s tour of Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed is booked, but you can sign up for the waitlist, or take part in any of the other tours taking place until the 19th. See here for more information.

Tuesday, May 16th

Taking place at the Brooklyn Bazaar, Flavorpill and BBQ Films have teamed up to create an immersive event, celebrating the highly anticipated two-part premiere of the SHOWTIME limited event series, Twin Peaks. The venue will be brought to life with Twin Peaks inspired characters and more. Entry is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wednesday, May 17th

Staten Island’s North Shore is quickly changing. On Wednesday, the Design Trust for Public Space will host a discussion about the future of Staten Island’s Waterfront. The event will also include a preview of design, planning, and policy recommendations.

Thursday, May 18th

How and why is contemporary architecture allowed in historic areas? Join a free talk by architectural theorist Steven Semes, the Director of the graduate program in preservation at the University of Notre Dame, which will discuss context regarding new buildings in old New York.

Friday, May 19th

Creativity Cubed 2017 is happening at Astor Place! In celebration of the Alamo sculpture’s (“the Cube”) 50th birthday, arts-based workshops will be taking place throughout the day. Join a “collage-a-thon” or make a mini-cube while learning about the changing landscape of the East Village over the last fifty years.

Calling all foodies. The 10th annual Village Voice Choice Eats Tasting Event will feature over 50+ handpicked restaurants across all the boroughs. Guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes, desserts and alcoholic beverages that have been reviewed in The Village Voice.

Check out our full list of Behind the Scenes Tours.

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