Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30-7:45pm 35 W. 67th Street Partner-level Members Get 2-for-1 Tickets!
Broadway, as locals all know, is much more than just the few blinding blocks of Times Square. On the Upper West Side, it is the heart of commerce and transportation, the historic Boulevard and Bloomingdale Road. In his latest book, architect Fran Leadon takes us along our own UWS blocks of this famous route, providing snapshots of life as it once was, and sometimes still is.
Saturday, October 27th, 1:00-2:30pm Kids Come Along Free with Adult Ticket!
Architectural historian Nina Harkrader seeks out the Upper West Side’s more ghoulish inhabitants: the many gargoyles and “green men” that live among us–once you know where to look, you’ll find them everywhere, clinging to or peeking out from our favorite historic buildings. Bring your binoculars–or your sharpest-eye’d sidekick–for this leaf-crunching autumnal stroll along the historic streets and stones of the Upper West Side and see if you can spot who…or what…else might be keeping watch.
Thursday, November 8th 6:30pm-7:45pm 35 W. 67th St. Partner-Level Members Get 2-for-1 Tickets!
Join noted Gilded Age historian, Esther Crain, for a trip back to the days when Edgar Allan Poe wandered the Upper West Side. A gifted storyteller, Esther skillfully weaves together historical facts, anecdotes, and imagery of the time. We’ll discover Poe’s start in Manhattan, his journey from Greenwich Village to the fields of the UWS, how this “shy, solitary, taciturn sort of man” would ease his mind with long walks in the not-yet-created Riverside Park, and his observations on Manhattan’s development and the end of its rural, spacious charm. Enjoy a mystical journey back to our local environs circa the late 1880s which, as the raven noted, are Nevermore…
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45 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023