Thursday, January 18 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
LW! TOURS THE DOWNTON ABBEY EXHIBITION
Love the history, period clothing and furnishings of post-Edwardian England? Join LW! for a special tour of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, complete with our own British docent, designer Chippy Irvine, and a follow-up pint at the local pub! It will be an afternoon packed with history, beginning with the landmarked Victorian-era building on W. 57th Street. Once inside, we’ll explore the world of the English upper crust circa 1912 to 1925. We’ll investigate Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, peek into Lady Mary’s bedroom and imagine that we are guests at a lavish Crawley dinner. Afterwards we’ll pop down to the pub to share our favorite moments! Only for LW!: Our personal docent will share insider details on the history and customs of the era, from the opulent china to the elaborate cut of a special gown and so much more!
Tickets are limited — don’t miss this one-day-only Jan. 18th special program!
Wednesday, January 24 9:30 am-12:30 pm *Brokers! approved for 3.0 continuing ed credit hours*
Architecture of the UWS: Flemish Revival PLUS the Development of Bloomingdale Village
Brokers have cheered architectural historians Tom Miller and Anthony Bellov for bringing to life the history, buildings, and fascinating people of the early Upper West Side. This program–perfect for anyone interested in historic properties and neighborhoods–pairs them for a big screen “virtual tour” of today’s Bloomingdale Blocks and Flemish Revival gems, highlighting remarkable architectural examples that define our distinctive Upper West Side neighborhood.
Wednesday, February 7 6:30 pm-7:45 pm
Unraveling the Mysteries of Seneca Village
Genealogist and historian Aaron Goodwin takes us down a fascinating rabbit hole in his groundbreaking exploration of one of the founding families of Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in antebellum New York.
Wednesday, February 21 6:30 pm-7:45 pm *LW! Partner-level Members get 2-for-1 Tickets!*
“The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales of a New York Block”: Author’s Talk with Daniel J. Wakin
Join LW! for a fascinating evening where history, crime, and architecture collide. Author and New York Times editor Dan Wakin will discuss the roots of researching and writing his first novel–set in houses he passes every day in his UWS neighborhood. Period photos and rare video and audio clips will take us back in time to share the streets with an eclectic collection of Upper West Siders: a vicious crew of hoodlums who carried out what at the time was the largest armored car robbery in American history, America’s greatest Shakespearean actress, a Japanese scientist who became the world’s first biotech engineer, and the glamorous mistress of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Toss in a little Duke Ellington and add one baking powder heiress, and you’ve got the makings of a great LANDMARK WEST! author’s event!