Dinosaurs, sci-fi radio shows, abandoned hospital tours, antique book fairs and more fill the calendar of events for this week in New York City. Check out our Untapped picks for the most exciting and unique things to do:
Friday, March 8th
Check out the 25th anniversary of The Armory Show at Piers 90, 92, and 94, for a look at 194 art galleries from all over the world. Founded in 1994, The Armory Show is a premier art fair that has become a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century art. The show will run through March 10th, 2019.
Saturday, March 9th
Celebrate the art of books at the 59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair inside the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. at the fair. The fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, so collectors can shop with confidence in the authenticity of the items available for purchase. The fair will also host a full of programming with panels on home libraries, special collectoins,
Explore the abandoned hospital complex on the south side of Ellis Island with our behind-the-scenes hard hat tour. Access areas of the 29-building compound that have been off-limits to the public for over sixty years and view a site specific art installation by world renowned artist JR.
Uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal on Untapped Cities’ signature walking tour. Hear tales of feuding architects, ingenuity, rejuvenation, secrets and surprises from throughout the station’s nearly 150 years of history. Find out how this gorgeous Beaux Arts structure overcame a struggle to be saved and restored while seeing hidden treasures that you may never notice otherwise, from private tennis courts to a major flaw in the design of the main atrium.
Sunday, March 10th
The New York City subway system is the largest in the world and with hundreds of art installations scattered throughout its 430 stations, it’s also one of the world’s largest public art galleries. Join Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers as he takes you on an in-depth Underground Art Tour of the New York City Subway put together to illuminate the often unseen art, history, and secrets that make the subway system the most playful gallery in the world.
See our full list of upcoming public tours here!
Monday, March 11th
Helping to kick off celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the American Museum of Natural History this year, the museum will be opening a new exhibit, T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the most accurate model of T. Rex to date, and it has feathers! The exhibit also features an immersive virtual reality experience, a giant T. Rex fossil skeleton that comes to life video video projection, and digital interactive learning stations spread throughout.
Tuesday, March 12th
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Apollo’s Wow – Women of the World Festival. From Tuesday through Sunday, March 17th The Apollo will host “workshops, activities, programming, and performances with artists, community leaders, writers, thinkers, activists, and leaders exploring a variety of issues across cultural, civic, and social boundaries with a focus on empowerment and activism.” Participants include Educator and Activist Angela Davis; Musician Alice Smith; Finance Expert Suze Orman; White House Correspondent April Ryan; Poet Nikki Giovanni and more.
Enjoy dinner and a movie, at the same time, at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park’s special screening of Clueless. Nitehawk’s Dinner and a Movie presentation will feature a three-course meal inspired by the film and prepared by Nitehawk and Sixpoint Brewery. Each course is paired with a Sixpoint beer and includes dishes like pimento cheese jalapeno poppers with a cheeto crust and a black bean patty served so-cal style with a Sixpoint Dabble.
Uncover New York City’s buzzing bee industry at Landmark West’s Honeybee Hotel book talk with author Leslie Day. Day, who is also a New York City naturalist, will take guests through the history of city beehives from the first rooftop hives atop the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to the present day urban beekeeper culture.
Wednesday, March 13th
Photograph by Dennis Cahlo, Courtesy of Caveat
Watch a live performance of X Plus One: The Improvised 1940s Sci-Fi Radio Show at New York City’s Caveat, a speakeasy styled bar that features a rotating line-up of intelligent nightlife. The show, which harkens back to the Golden Age of Radio, “when our heroes fought bravely against atomic saucers, ray guns, and metal men with their American can-do spirit,” features Jonathan Desley, Lou Fernandez, Matt Giroveanu, Geoff Grimwood, Austin Sanders, Jeff Scherer, and Rachel Scherer, with announcements, foley, and music direction by David Armstrong. The show is directed by Kevin Laibson.
See our full list of upcoming public tours here!