We’re entering the last week of February, can you believe it? There are plenty of new things to discover this week, from pop ups to book talks, to tours, and more!
Friday February 21st
Tomorrow morning, Oreo will have a five-lane slide in Herald Square!
At 11 AM, The Museum at Eldridge Street will host its next installation of The Outsiders Book Club, in honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders, focusing this time on the book Grace Paley: The Collected Stories, short stories by Grace Paley
Join us on our popular Secrets of Grand Central Terminal tour and discover some hidden spots to impress your friends! (also taking place on Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday February 22nd
At 2 PM, join our Underground Tour of the NYC Subway!
Sunday February 23rd
Westbeth, photo by Nana Shi for Untapped New York
At 2 PM, We’ll be discovering the amazing art on our tour of the Underground Art in the NYC subway !
We’re also getting a special access look inside Westbeth Artist Housing on a tour led by one of the artists who works and lives inside! The tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders! 4 tickets left!
Insiders will also get access and a tour of the House of SHOWFIELDS, an immersive retail and art space. 5 tickets left!
The Lewis Latimer Museum will be hosting a free screening of the dark comedy Sorry to Bother You, which follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job. This imaginative film is a sharp critique not only on racial tensions, but also on capitalism in America.
Tuesday, February 25th
Museum of the City of New York is hosting the event The Young Lords from East Harlem to Puerto Rico. Johanna Fernández, author of the new book, Young Lords: A Radical History, sits down for a conversation about activism, diasporas, and decolonization with activist, organizer, and researcher Pablo Benson-Silva, filmmaker, writer, and scholar Frances Negrón-Muntaner, former Young LordMickey Melendez, and Monxo López, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York.
Wednesday, February 26th
At 2 PM, join us for a coffee tour and tasting through Greenwich Village, led by our Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers!
At 6:30 PM, join a book talk at the Skyscraper Museum with A. K. Sandoval-Strausz, author of Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City. Recent urbanist writings have pointed to a “creative class” of young professionals as the energy reviving American cities. But in his new book Barrio America historian A.K. Sandoval-Strausz argues that another, far less visible group really deserved the credit: Latino and Latina immigrants. In this illustrated talk, Sandoval-Strausz will focus on two barrios: Chicago’s Little Village and Dallas’s Oak Cliff, showing how Latinos made cities dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life.
Thursday February, 27th
We’ve got a tour of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) archives at 4 PM! It’s hidden in a former Studebaker building in Queens and its chock full of amazing artifacts. Join us!
At 6:30 PM The Merchants House Museum will host the event Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House. The classic book Bricks & Brownstone, originally written by Charles Lockwood and published in 1972, is the first and still the only volume to examine in depth the changing form and varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City row house, or brownstone. To celebrate the release of the updated version, join author Patrick W. Ciccone for a lecture and celebration of the revised edition of this classic work featuring Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire architectural styles and so much more. Tickets: $15, or $65 including a copy of Bricks and Brownstone.
Also at 6:30 PM, Museum of the City of New York is hosting another one of its Ultimate NYC Trivia Nights, presented with the Gotham Center for New York City History From architecture and theater to transportation and pop culture, put your knowledge of NYC to the test in categories spanning the city’s epic 400-year history. Prizes will be awarded to top teams!
At 7 PM, join a lecture at the Morris Jumel Mansion on Harlem Architecture: Colonial & Modernism with John Reddick, who has served as a curator and discussion leader for the Harlem Focus series at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Center and has worked on several Harlem public space & art projects including Ralph Ellison Memorial, Harriet Tubman Square, and Frederick Douglass Circle. In this engaging lecture, architect and historian, Reddick will explore the colonial aesthetic in Harlem’s early “modern” architecture, considering how it served as a backdrop to the jazz age.