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Sympathetic Spies

at Archive on Parade - Financial District 1 Bowling Green, New York, New York 10004

​Sympathetic Spies: George Washington's Eyes and Ears in Lower Manhattan The British Revolutionary War Spymaster Major George Beckwith claimed that, "Washington didn't really outfight the British, he simply out-spied us." The General's master-spies operated out of Lower Manhattan. As we make our way between The Battery and Wall Street, we'll retrace...

Thursday Oct 24th, 11am - 12:30pm

Downtown Terra Cotta Tour

at Archive on Parade - Manhattan 145 Nassau Street, New York, New York 10038

Before New York’s tallest towers were sheathed in glass, they were clad in clay. Terra-Cotta, or “fired earth,” is an ancient building material made of baked clay, that helped make New York a Modern city. At the turn of the 20th century, terra-cotta became a sought-after fire-proof skin for the steel skeletons of the city’s tallest buildings. ...

Saturday Oct 26th, 4pm - 5:30pm

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AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour

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

A Comprehensive Architecture Tour with a special focus on Historic Buildings and Landmarks over 30. Key points about this tour: 2.75 Hours Long Offered aboard Manhattan or Manhattan II (1920s inspired yachts) As comprehensive as the standard AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour, but with added attention to historic...

Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 12:45pm

Original Crosstown Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - NoLita Near corner of Spring & Mulberry Streets Meeting area to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10013

Walk the path of New York pizza history on the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village where it all began. We’ll hit three pizzerias in 3 hours, walking about a mile through some great downtown neighborhoods! New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian...

Monday Oct 28th, 11:15am - 1:45pm

LES / East Village Pizza Walk

at Scott's Pizza Tours - East Village Meets in East Village / Lower East Side Meeting place to be provided thru email, New York, New York 10003

Explore the pizza-dense East Village and Lower East Side as you hit three unique pizzerias on this 2.5 hour tour. You’ll see century-old brick ovens and classic slice joints that will fill your belly with deliciousness and your mind with pizza knowledge. New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why...

Sunday Oct 27th, 4:30pm - 7pm

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - TriBeCa Worth St, New York, New York 10007

Have you ever wondered where New York’s secret treasure vaults for the insanely rich were? Or what the effects of a highly compressed atmosphere on a common toilet would be? Have you ever found yourself wondering how much fun it would have been to be a poor immigrant in 19th-century America? (SPOILER ALERT– it wasn’t!) Get ready to explore the...

Saturday Nov 9th, 1pm - 3pm

Harlem History and Beyond

at West Harlem Art Fund - Harlem 142 Edgecombe Ave, New York, New York 10030

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to the present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central...

Friday Oct 25th, 2pm - 4pm

Midtown Terra Cotta Tour

at Archive on Parade - Midtown 131 W 55th St, New York, New York 10019

Terra-Cotta, or “fired earth” is the clay chameleon of the concrete jungle: it can mimic stone or sport a rainbow of Technicolor glazes. Both light-weight and highly malleable, its ideal for both slim curtain walls and ornate sculptural ornaments. By the turn of the 20th century, many of the city’s most eminent architects, including Cass Gilbert,...

Sunday Oct 27th, 4pm - 5:30pm

AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture (Students)

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

This is for students only. A Comprehensive Architecture Tour with a special focus on Historic Buildings and Landmarks over 30. Key points about this tour: 2.75 Hours Long Offered aboard Manhattan or Manhattan II (1920s inspired yachts) As comprehensive as the standard AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour, but with added...

Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 12:45pm

Afternoon Fall Foliage Cruise (Adults)

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

Step aboard the luxury yacht Manhattan II -- our cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht -- as we travel north-bound on the Hudson River in style! Admire the Palisades of the Hudson River through the skylights of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders...

Friday Oct 25th, 2pm - 4pm

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Dance Your Way to Revolution

at Archive on Parade - Greenwich Village 125 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003

The Anarchist Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” Kick up your heels and join us for a tour of the neighborhood that shaped her freewheeling philosophy. As we wind our way between 14th Street and Houston Street, we’ll uncover the area’s rebellious past. Along the way, we’ll meet the Rebel Girl and the...

Thursday Oct 24th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Atonement and Forgiveness in Healing Historical Trauma

at One Spirit Learning Alliance - Midtown 247 W 36th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Emotional trauma that is passed down through generations is prevalent across the world in people whose ancestors suffered such atrocities as slavery, witnessing of genocide of their people, forced relocation, destruction of their cultural practices, and others. Many of these descendants today live alongside the descendants of those who either caused...

Sunday Jan 12th, 9:30am - 5pm

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Beginner Fencing

at Martinez Academy of Arms - NoLita 100 Grand St, New York, New York 10013

Students begin learning footwork, the proper manner of gripping the weapon and positions of the hand. Along with this foundation they will also learn the centuries old etiquette that exists in a traditional school of fencing. Students receive instruction in classical and historical fencing from dedicated professionals of a traditional fencing lineage....

Friday Oct 25th, 7pm - 9pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art: VIP Tour

at Museum Hack - Central Park 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

You want a highly-academic, highbrow tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we stand before the great masters, contemplating their skilled use of line and form, while simultaneously placing them in the pantheon of other art historical geniuses, right? You picked the wrong tour. Welcome to Museum Hack VIP, our premiere museum experience. Perfect...

Friday Oct 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Macbeth

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. Witchery, thy name is…The Scottish Play. Blood will have blood. Bewitched,...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm

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