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The Subway

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

New York City’s sprawling subway system has rolled into the 21st century in fits and starts. While long-awaited gleaming new stations recently opened along Second Avenue, the more than 100-year-old system is straining under the demands of booming ridership.  Series host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Joseph Lhota, Chairman...

Thursday Apr 26th, 7pm

The History of Gin

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Monday Apr 30th, 6:30pm

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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Satchmo in the Studio

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver.  The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown...

Monday Apr 30th, 6:30pm

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Writing the City

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

The literary city inspires ideas as different as New Yorkers themselves. Authors share how their work has been challenged and informed by the unique experience of writing in New York City. Speakers to be announced, check back for details and join our email list for updates. Reception to follow with beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.

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$18.75
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Thursday May 3rd, 7pm

Professional Wrestling: From the Dominance of the WWE

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Professional Wrestling: From the Dominance of the WWE to the Rise of the Indies and International Markets Andre the Giant. Randy Savage. Roddy Piper. The Rock. Undertaker. Stone Cold Steve Austin. AJ Styles and now Kenny Omega. These are household names from the world of Sports Entertainment. From the golden age of the 1980's, the Monday Night Wars...

Thursday May 3rd, 8:30pm

Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

at Archive on Parade - Brooklyn Heights
158 Hicks St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their...

Thursday Apr 26th, 1:30pm

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The Secret History of Bodegas

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Explore the history of bodegas and their connection to the origins of New York City itself. Hear how wave after wave of immigrants - Germans, Dominicans, Koreans, and more - each left their mark upon this New York institution. We'll also be uncovering stories some of your favorite bodega products. What exactly is hiding in that Boar's Head deli meat,...

Monday Apr 30th, 7pm

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Wednesday May 16th, 6:30pm

History Series: Herbert Hoover - Great American

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Herbert Hoover is one of most misunderstood presidents. Before he was elected in 1928 he already had saved millions of lives around the world.  A political progressive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt he seemed to be destined to be one our great presidents, but events conspired (The Great Depression) against him. He was defeated four years later...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday May 3rd, 7:30pm

Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

Saturday May 19th, 1pm

New York at Its Core: The Archaeology

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Manhattan’s dramatic growth over the centuries is often pictured as a process of expansion, either northwards (up the island) or upwards (with ever taller skyscrapers).  But since the 17th century, the island has also been expanding outwards into the East and Hudson Rivers through landfill. Garbage and rubble have long been used to create...

Tuesday May 8th, 6:30pm

The Masters of Social Gastronomy: Illicit Substances

at Brooklyn Brainery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Illicit Substances at Kings County Distillery Let's get high with the Victorians! From patent medicines to absinthe, Coca-Cola to laughing gas, we'll start with a look at all the forms of socially-acceptable substance abuse during the 19th century. Later, we'll fast-forward to modern-day...

Monday May 7th, 7pm

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Flying University - The Racist History of Math

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories. This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools. This rebel organization also educated women, who were barred from attending the official university, including Marie Curie. In that spirit, each Flying University...

Wednesday Jun 6th, 6:30pm

Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

Sunday May 27th, 1pm