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Fania All-Stars: Live in Africa

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

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and the All-Stars' many other...

Wednesday Apr 11th, 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...


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Thursday May 3rd, 7:30pm

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Chasing Consciousness: Science, Artisans, and History

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

YHouse presents: Chasing Consciousness.   This month: Making & Knowing: Science, Artisans, and History Please Note: This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-serve.

Monday May 14th, 5:30pm

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 Mysterious History of Hart Island

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

For the most part if you end up on Hart Island in New York City, it is because things have gone terribly wrong. In the past, Hart Island has variously been used as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a Union Civil War Camp, a women’s insane asylum, and a boys’ reformatory. It was also used to launch missiles during the Cold War in the sixties from the Nike...

Saturday Jun 9th, 3pm

New York’s Big Comeback

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

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, New York City was left with an uncertain future. In the wake of the tragedy, Daniel Doctoroff, deputy mayor at the time, was charged with navigating the city’s entrenched financial and political interests to spearhead its economic resurgence.  Join Doctoroff, now founder and CEO of the Alphabet...

Wednesday May 23rd, 6:30pm

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

In honor of our Fleet Week this Memorial Day Weekend, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history plus up close visits to the military ships visiting New York Harbor. This special 2.5-hour...

Monday May 28th, 10:30am

The Candela Allure

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

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal?  Museum curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design and marketability...

Thursday Jun 7th, 6:30pm

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

An Evening with Roxana Robinson and Linda M. Grasso Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist.  These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love...

Wednesday Jun 13th, 6:30pm

Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Wednesday Aug 22nd, 5pm

History of the United States CLEP

at York College CPE - Jamaica
94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, New York 11451

This course will prepare you to take and pass the American History CLEP exam, which will result in credits given for this course. The History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 exam covers material that is usually taught in the first semester of a two-semester course in United States history.


4 sessions

Saturday Jul 28th, 10am

Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers

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

It has become the stuff of retro consumerism but in the mid-'60s New York City was the cultural capital of the United States -- and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. Featuring shorts including a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall, a portrait of an ascendant IBM, a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at...

Wednesday Jul 11th, 6:30pm

Chancellor’s Day: New York Changemakers

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

From J.P. Morgan to Jay-Z, Florence Mills to Gloria Steinem, explore how famous faces and everyday New Yorkers have had an impact on our daily lives, and how we can each be changemakers in the future.  In this full-day workshop for educators, discover the Museum’s ongoing and special exhibitions through guided tours, delve into online resources,...

Thursday Jun 7th, 9am

Distillery Tours

at Kings County Distillery - Navy Yard
299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205

In these tours, you'll learn about the history of American distilling, as well as how whiskey is made.  Enjoy tastings of our three whiskies at the end! A tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour.  Notes: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before. Meeting location: 299 Sands Street, Brooklyn NY 11205. Please come to the Gatehouses...


Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...