Explore with Untapped New York this week as we walk the oldest thoroughfare in Manhattan, visit the incredible women of Green-Wood Cemetery, uncover secrets of the subway, and find more things to do in NYC! Don’t forget, Untapped New York Insiders now get $10 off any Untapped New York public walking tour.
Secrets of the Bowery
Wednesday, February 28th – Visit the Hidden Tennis Courts of Grand Central Terminal
Peer into hidden tennis courts, find out what’s hiding beneath the iconic clock at the center of the main concourse, visit an office-turned-speakeasy, and uncover more secrets of this historic train terminal! Though one of the most iconic landmarks of NYC today, Grand Central was once threatened by demolition much like Penn Station. Learn about the rise, fall, and redemption of this grand building which turns 111 this Friday!
This tour runs every day of the week!
Thursday, February 29th – Explore the Art of Illustrator Beatrix Potter at The Morgan
See drawings and paintings by beloved children’s book illustrator Beatrix Potter on a guided tour of the new special exhibit, Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature, inside The Morgan Library & Museum! Through an array of artifacts curated from the Morgan collection and museum across the UK, this exhibit reveals how Potter’s childhood summer spent in Scotland and the English Lake District inspired her later works!
Saturday, March 2nd – Secrets of the Bowery Tour
Learn about the famous Bull’s Head Tavern, visit the spot where P.T. Barnum opened his first store, pass by the old Amato Opera House, and uncover more significant sites along the Bowery as you stroll Manhattan’s oldest thoroughfare! Your expert guide will share stories of the Bowery’s infamous flophouses, point out the oldest buildings in Manhattan, and reveal architectural hidden gems.
Sunday, March 3rd – Remnants of New Amsterdam
Reach out and touch the history of New York City as you uncover physical remnants from Manhattan’s first European colony! As you walk above NYC’s largest landmark (the Lower Manhattan street grid!), you’ll locate the foundations of Manhattan’s first city hall, the original shoreline, and more reminders of Manhattan’s Dutch settlers.
Sunday, March 3rd – Go Inside a Gilded Age Mansion on 5th Avenue
Discover the opulent mansions of NYC’s 19th-century elite on a tour of Manhattan’s world-famous thoroughfare, 5th Avenue! You’ll see photos of the grandiose abodes that have been lost, stop by those that still exist, and step inside a former mansion designed by Stanford White to see the hidden bookstore that now operates inside. Along the way, you’ll be regaled with scandalous tales of Gilded Age society!
This tour runs this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
Sunday, March 3rd – Women’s History Month Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery
Visit the graves of incredible female scientists, art collectors, philanthropists, and more on a Women’s History Month Tour of Green-Wood Cemetery! On this members-only tour, you’ll uncover fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s famous and overlooked internments while enjoying the beautiful grounds of this historic cemetery.
This tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
Tuesday, March 5th – Underground Subway Tour
Use the subway car as your own personal time machine as you travel through abandoned stations and trace the evolution of the transit system from its earliest days to the present. Along the way, uncover hidden art installations, forgotten passageways, and quirky historical anecdotes.
Wednesday, March 6th – Mortimer & The Witches Book Release
Join author Marie Carter to celebrate the release of Mortimer & The Witches: A History of Nineteenth-Century Fortune Tellers! Carter will introduce you to the entertaining figure of journalist and Bohemian, Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B, aka Mortimer Thomson. You’ll follow Thomson to his favorite NYC haunts, meet his literary friends, and learn about his quest to debunk NYC fortune tellers.
This live, virtual talk is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
Wednesday, March 6th – The Lit Salon: Mildred’s Mindset
On March 6th, The Lit Salon will feature the release of Mildred’s Mindset; Wisdom from a Woman Centenarian, with co-authors and mother-daughter-duo Mildred and Gayle Kirschenbaum. The evening will take place in a historic Brooklyn brownstone lit by candles. There will be live music and a specialty cocktail served! In-person tickets and live stream are available.
Livestream tickets are $10 for the general public, or free for Untapped New York Insiders.
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