A Room of One’s Own: A Social and Architectural History of Women’s Institutions on the Upper East Side

Hunter College

Since the 19th Century, the Upper East Side has been home to clubs, schools, residences, political institutions, and professional associations catering exclusively to women. From the Cosmopolitan Club to the Colonial Dames of America; Hunter College to the former Barbizon Hotel, the Upper East Side has a rich cache of iconic women’s spaces. On this walking tour, offered during Women’s History Month by Historian and FRIENDS’ Public Events Consultant Lucie Levine, we will dive into the architectural and social history of these establishments, and delve into more than 100 years of local women’s history through the spaces they made their own.

This event is free to the first 15 Untapped New York Insiders who sign up. If you are an active member and are logged in, you will see the special Insiders promo code below. Click on the code and paste it into the box labeled "FRIENDS Member Code" at checkout. Non-members can purchase full price ($25) tickets here!

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  • Date and Time: Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 10:00AM
  • Meeting point provided upon registration