A Journey Across the Jewish Past: Inside The JTS Library’s Rare Book Collection

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Hidden in the nooks and crannies of libraries and museums across the world are clues to an often-surprising Jewish past: a 15th-century Italian woman’s siddur that includes a special prayer thanking God for “creating her as a woman”; a Haggadah from a Nazi concentration camp; manuscripts from the Court Jews enmeshed in the intrigues of European kings. Join Chancellor Shuly […]

The Representation of African American Culture in NYC ‘s Public Art

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African-Americans have been part of New York since the days of New Amsterdam, but their relationship to the dominant Western society is complex and difficult. Public art throughout the city reflects the changing dynamics: a marker for the original slave market has only been set up recently; the African Burial Ground had been built over […]

Webinar: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, One of NY’s Oldest Surviving Buildings

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In conjunction with the New York Adventure Club Uncover the history behind the landmarked Mount Vernon Hotel Museum building, from its origin to its time as a day hotel to the present. How is its story linked to the growth of New York City, the rise of the middle class, and the evolution of the […]

Ada Louise Huxtable’s New York

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As the first full-time architecture critic at a major American Newspaper, Ada Louise Huxtable won the first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism in 1970, helped redefine architecture in the public consciousness, and championed “humanity of scale,” and buildings that were “integrated into life and use.” On this virtual tour of her New York with guide […]

A Virtual Feminist Walk Through Harlem: Celebrating Remarkable Women with Leigh Hallingby

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In honor of Women's History Month, please join Morris-Jumel Mansion and licensed NYC tour guide Leigh Hallingby for a virtual walk through Harlem. We will stop at the places where accomplished women, ranging from iconic to not as familiar, are honored. Stops include named buildings, murals and mosaics, plaques on the sidewalk, and commemorative street […]

Harlem Walking Tour: Dorothy Maynor

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The Harlem Walking Tour video series is a set of very short videos (5-8 minutes each) that highlight historic artistic figures who either lived in or spent time in Harlem […]

Virtual Tour of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights and Manhattanville Campuses with Untapped New York

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Please join the Columbia Alumni Association and Untapped New York for a virtual walking tour of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights and Manhattanville Campuses. A guide will virtually lead you through the area over Zoom and answer any questions you may have. We will highlight several hidden gems along the way, and unearth the history of […]

Virtual Spotlight Tour: Wildlife at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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Learn about the wildlife that calls the Cathedral Close home with a knowledgeable Cathedral Educator. From the peacocks to the honeybees, we'll explore the 13 acres upon which the Cathedral Close rests and learn about the animals that live there. Tickets are $10/person. This program will take place via Zoom, and log-in information will be […]

Virtual Tour & Workshop: Ceramic Styles of the 19th-Century

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The Mount Vernon Hotel would have been a showcase of ceramic styles popular in the 19th century. Join us for a virtual tour of the Museum’s collection of British, French and Chinese ceramics with a close-up look at both the handpainted and transferware pieces. We will then explore the transferware process, followed by a demonstration […]

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Gateway to the New Jerusalem: Spotlight on the Iconography of the West Front

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street, New York

The west front is the architectural equivalent of an overture, an exposition of the themes developed within the main body of the Cathedral. The tour introduces the interplay of modern and medieval motifs in the sculpture of John Angel and Simon Verity. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide, Tom Fedorek. This tour will take place rain […]