Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: NYC’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of Presidents Day at the New-York Historical Society. Gather a team of friends—or join on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.
Tickets: $25 (includes two beer/wine tickets).
Some of the world’s greatest innovations were accidents. Some were based on mistakes. Few of them were the work of solitary geniuses or individual inventors; not the light bulb, not the telephone, not the printing press, and definitely not the computer. Innovations like the computer and the internet are far more likely to result from collaboration. And that is the story chronicled by Walter Isaacson in The Innovators.
From 5–6:45 pm, join us for fresh, original dishes from our limited-time noodle menu designed by chefs from Stephen STARR, nationally renowned for restaurants such as Buddakan, Morimoto, El Vez, and Caffè Storico. Enjoy a noodle-entrée and a Chinese-inspired cocktail or other beverage in the New-York Historical Society's Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, then enjoy a special viewing of Chinese American: Inclusion/Exclusion.
6-7 pm —View Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition
7-8:30 pm—Screening of Discovery Channel documentary Chineseness episode on artist Yang Chihung followed by discussion
This event is FREE.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 29, New-York Historical Society, in partnership with the seventh annual World Science Festival, presents a moderated discussion about the newest science in genetic genealogy...and its social implications. Participants include: Dr. Cathy Ball, lead geneticist for Ancestry.com; CeCe Moore, a "citizen scientist" who now oversees the research and stories for the TV program "Finding Your Roots" on PBS; and geneticist Mark D.
Join us in exploring the work of Clarice Smith with paper and pencil in hand!
6 pm: Visit the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades
7 pm: Screening of Bill Cunningham New York
Join us for a free after-hours exhibition viewing of Bill Cunningham: Façades followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary Bill Cunningham New York—a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of the New York photographer and cultural anthropologist.
How could America call itself the world’s greatest democracy, but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens? One Woman, One Vote documents the 70-year battle for woman suffrage through the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
We warmly invite you to Unheard Voices, a staged reading of an original collaborative work honoring the voiceless men, women and children buried at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Please join us on October 17, 2012 at 7 pm for this special inspiring performance. After the performance, there will be a discussion about the American Slavery Project collaborative and its mission to highlight these unheard stories.
Conceived by Judy Tate
Directed by Melissa Maxwell