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Who We'll Be: Imagining the Future City

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

What will New York City look like in the coming decades? Will it diversify more, become less white and more Hispanic and Black, and draw more immigrants from Central America, South Asia, and West Africa?  Will the city become still denser, and will inequities and income disparities persist? Educators, planners, artists and civic leaders discuss...

Wednesday Apr 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Satchmo in East Berlin

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

In 1956, the United States State Department began sending "Jazz Ambassadors" overseas as part of its Cultural Exchange program. In the midst of the escalating tensions of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, Louis Armstrong, then known as “Ambassador Satch,” made a historic stop in 1965 to East Berlin, marking the first and only...

Thursday Apr 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

NYC Tots: Spring Series

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

Participate in this six-session course to learn about how the City reawakens in the Spring through song, play, and special art  Toddler programs are geared towards families with children ages 2–4 years old and include all materials and a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. The spring series costs $180...

Thursday May 7th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$180

6 sessions

The City We Became: A Conversation with N.K. Jemisin

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

Speculative fiction and Hugo awarding-winning writer N.K. Jemisin sits down with organizer and activist Whitney Hu to discuss her forthcoming novel, The City We Became (March 2020).   The story follows six characters -- each avatars of the five boroughs, and one of the city as a whole (based on demographic research done by Jemisin) as they...

Wednesday May 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Photo Camp: I Spy New York

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

Calling all budding photographers ages 7-9! Join us for a week-long digital photography camp. Discover the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, take field trips around the city, and learn from a professional photographer through hands-on projects. This event is currently scheduled to take place as planned. The Museum will be in contact with...

Monday Jun 15th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$650

5 sessions

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Rising Tide: A Conversation with Kadir van Lohuizen

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

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an international holiday recognizing the importance of environmental protection. Now, five decades later, we live in a world radically altered by a changing climate.   Dutch documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen’s work illustrates the effects of climate change...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

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

To mark the centennial of the start of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of creativity that transformed African-American arts and culture in the 1920s and '30s, Jeffrey C. Stewart discusses The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954). Known as the "father" of the Harlem Renaissance,...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Digging Who We Are: Archaeology of Everyday New Yorkers

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

What do a light bulb in the Bronx, bon bon tongs in Brooklyn, and an ancient ceramic pot in Queens have in common? They are all artifacts that have been uncovered in archaeological excavations and that can tell us more about people who have shaped our city but who are barely, if at all, visible in written documents.  Inspired by our exhibition,...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

College Basketball and New York City

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

College Basketball and New York City: The Remarkable Journey At the heart of New York City basketball is Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous live sports arena. It is also the home of the BIG EAST Tournament, the college basketball athletic conference that has launched the careers of dozens of players, female and male, every year since...

Friday Mar 13th, 12:30pm - 2pm

Who We Were: Racial & Ethnic Identity Through ...

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

Who We Were: Racial and Ethnic Identity Through the Census This discussion will examine the fraught and often contested process by which the Census has historically constructed American racial and ethnic identity.  From the first use of “Hispanic” on the 1970 Census, to the option, only recently added, to check multiple identifying...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 7pm - 9pm

A 100 Year Legacy: The Aftermath of the 19th Amendment

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

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, questions of access and voter disenfranchisement are rising to the top of conversation. On the cusp of this politically charged moment, we take a look back 100 years to the ratification of the 19th amendment which granted many women the right to vote. Although its passage was monumental,...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Finding Your Vision Workshop

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

Finding Your Vision Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb Do you know where you’re going next with your photography–or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It also will help photographers figure out their next step photographically–from...

Friday Apr 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$650

3 sessions

The Young Lords from East Harlem to Puerto Rico

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

The activist work of the Young Lords Party continues to be a point of reference for contemporary activists both in New York City and the island of Puerto Rico. Nowhere is this clearer than in current efforts within the Puerto Rican diaspora to support progressive struggles in the island. Historically, these bridges of solidarity have proven both invaluable...

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$12

Remembering the 1970s New York Knicks

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

"When the Garden was Eden": Remembering the 1970s New York Knicks On May 8, 1970, the New York Knicks won their very first NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to three.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of their momentous win, reflect on the team that reigned supreme during a tumultuous era in NYC history with...

Tuesday May 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Data We Don't See

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

Today, data are everywhere. But what do data really mean, and how can we extract real value from them in our daily lives?  In this illustrated talk, information designer Giorgia Lupi will discuss our new data reality and “data humanism,” her unique philosophy for understanding and working with data. Surveying her diverse work over the last...

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$20
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