Sunday, October 13, 2013
"FROM FARMLAND TO FIVE POINTS"
COLUMBUS WEEKEND TOUR
COLUMBUS WEEKEND TOUR
of the LOWER EAST SIDE
To celebrate Columbus Day, you're invited to a special immigration tour on
Sunday, October 13, at 4pm, "From Farmland to Five Points," a look at the multiple,
overlapping immigrants who've called the Lower East Side home.
Our new book, Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries
of New Yorkers (due out in the spring), focuses on this area of the city from multiple different
perspectives. On our walk, we'll look at
how people as different as Peter Stuyvesant, Alexander Hamilton, Calvert Vaux, Jacob Riis,
Lillian Wald, and Martin Scorsese -- all
subjects of the new book -- saw the area in their own time periods.
The walk will be about two hours. If you reserve from now until
Tuesday, October 8, the cost is just $15 per person. Reservations taken
on or after Wednesday, October 9, will be $20 per person.
Come experience this neighborhood through new eyes.
To reserve: email firstname.lastname@example.org with your:
(Our general rule is to tour rain or shine, but we want to be able to be in touch with in a
timely manner in case of inclement weather, so please do include a phone number.)
You can pay by cash only at the start of the tour.
If you cannot make this date and time, the tour is, of course, available for private bookings. Email us and we'll set something up for you & your group.
Copies of Inside the Apple will be available for sale and signing.
Hope to see you there!
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Friday, March 27, 2009
at The National Arts Club
We had a standing-room-only audience for our celebration of the release of Inside the Apple and New York City�s 400th birthday.
Photos of this event are now online on the Inside the Apple Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
at The New York Historical Society
We presented an illustrated talk at New York�s oldest museum, sharing some of our favorite stories from Inside the Apple with a particular focus on the people and places associated with the New York Historical Society and its Upper West Side neighborhood.
Photos of this event are online at the Inside the Apple Facebook page.
The lecture was filmed by C-SPAN2 and shown on �Book TV� on May 30 and 31. Click here to watch it online.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
A Walking Tour of the Flatiron District
followed by a Book Signing at
Thursday, April 23, 2009
at The Fraunces Tavern Museum
The neighborhood surrounding Fraunces Tavern is steeped in New York history from the earliest traces of Dutch New Amsterdam to World Trade Center redevelopment. We presented an illustrated lecture to a full house that told the story of the city using the streets of Lower Manhattan as a backdrop.
A Walking Tour of Morningside Heights
in partnership with openhousenewyork
Photos are now online at our Inside the Apple Facebook page.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Walking Tour of Financial District architecture in conjunction with Borders bookstore at 100 Broadway.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Walking Tour of Revolutionary War New York in conjunction with Borders bookstore at 100 Broadway.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
A standing-room-only crowd gathered at the Tenement Museum�s visitor center to hear us share stories from Inside the Apple and take questions about New York�s history.
A portion of the talk is now up as an audio file on the Tenment Museum�s website at http://www.tenement.org/vizcenter_events.php
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
at St. Theresa�s Church, Kihei (Maui), Hawaii
James addressed the Italian-American Social Club of Maui with a talk entitled: �1892: Christopher Columbus & the Making of Modern America.�
built Central Park). We visited Tilden�s parlors and library.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
at Borders, Columbus Circle
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Walking Tour of the History & Architecture of the Upper West Side in conjunction with Borders bookstore at Columbus Circle.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Walking Tour of the Historic Heart of Greenwich Village
On Sunday, June 27, at 4:00 p.m., a group braved the heat to join us at Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers in Greenwich Village for a one-hour walking tour of the heart of this historic neighborhood.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Talkback and Q&A following the matinee
One-Third of a Nation was written in 1938 by Arthur Arent as part of the Federal Theatre Project�s �Living Newspaper� unit. The Living Newspaper was designed to create jobs for out-of-work journalists, actors, and other theater professionals by telling stories that were �ripped from the headlines.� Though the narrator reminds the audience early on that this isn�t a specifically New York story, the action takes place exclusively in the city, beginning with a devastating tenement fire at 397 Madison Street, then taking the audience on a multimedia journey through the city�s housing history. The play was the Living Newspaper's biggest success and versions were produced around the country.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
On Sunday, April 29, we joined director Alex Roe and the cast for a special talkback following a performance of Edith Wharton�s seldom-seen adaptation of her own novel, The House of Mirth. The play tells the story of social climber Lily Bart who is torn between her desire for money and her attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of New York high society in the 1890s.
The play debuted on Broadway in 1906 (just one year after the novel became an overnight success) and masterfully condenses the action of the book for the confines of the stage.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
This walking tour that explored the rich architectural heritage of New York�s immigrant districts, covering such diverse topics as the rise of the cast iron department store, the City Beautiful movement, the aesthetics of tenement building, and 19th-century urban planning. Architects whose work we saw include Stanford White, Richard Morris Hunt, and Calvert Vaux.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Walking Tour West Chelsea
James led an excursion through historic West Chelsea, encompassing everything from early 19th-century houses to industrial buildings and factories (including the birthplace of the Oreo). The walk finished up on the High Line.