Public Programs, Tours and Talks

Tuesday, May 16 6:15-7:30pm
79th Street Boat Basin and Riverside Park Walking Tour
Guide Leslie Day is a New York City naturalist and author (her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City is a must-have for park wanderers) who raised a family aboard a houseboat docked at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Who better to lead this botanical history walk – a flora and fauna focused exploration of Riverside Park and the Boat Basin environs, including the geology and architectural pieces of the park. We’ll start at the 72nd Street promenade along the river and walk north aiming for sunset at the Boat Basin.

Tuesday, May 23 6:15-7:30pm
Francis Morrone Walking Tour: From Eleanor Roosevelt to Joan of Arc
A perennial favorite (and named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine), architectural historian Francis Morrone leads us along Riverside Drive from 72nd to 93rd Streets, and up several side streets between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue, beginning and ending with the city’s two most notable statues of historical women by women artists. Along the way: many surprises, and buildings by great architects such as Clarence True, Harde & Short, and Gaetan Ajello.

Wednesday, June 14 9:30-11:30am
Brownstones Series 2: Understanding Excavation
Calling all engineers, architects, homeowners, and other lovers of New York brownstones! Is a neighbor planning a ‘big dig’ of their foundation? What do you (and they) need to know about the structure of 19th-century rowhouses and what a modern excavation could unleash? Get the low-down on digging in the second of a LANDMARK WEST! series focused on NYC’s distinctive brownstone buildings. Our experts will explore the structural engineering of historic brownstone buildings including: potential effects of digging—both on your own and neighboring buildings; what is structurally involved in lowering a cellar?; what underpinning is and why it (seriously!) matters; tales of rubble foundations and ancient stream beds; the Shared Wall Phenomenon; and more! 2 hours of Engineers PE credits available.

Thursday, June 15 6:30-8:00pm
New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture
Art Deco lovers are in for a real treat! Landmark West! is proud to host architectural historian Tony Robins for a book talk, signing, and short walking tour to celebrate the publication of his latest book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. The evening will include an illustrated talk held inside a well-known Art Deco building on the Upper West Side. The presentation will be followed by a book signing and a half-hour walk to visit nearby Art Deco buildings.


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