In the Path of the Harlem Renaissance, 1925–1950

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 11:00 am

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Explore post-WWI Harlem and visit the haunts of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and painter Romare Bearden, conjuring the era of the Renaissance Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, and jazz icons such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Join us to explore the economic and social roots of the Harlem Renaissance and its aftermath.

From Temple Israel to the Hellfighters: Jewish and Black Harlem, 1900–1924

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:00 am

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By 1917, Harlem was flourishing, serving as a cultural haven for African Americans and home to the nation’s second-largest Jewish community. Explore the grand synagogues and row houses and trace the mass exodus as the subways brought immigrant Jews from lower Manhattan, and the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to create the Sugar Hill and Harlem of legend.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am

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Homes and Haunts of Gilded Age New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, October 6th, 2013 | 11:00 am

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From the 7th Regiment Armory to St. James’s Church to the Society Library to the Knickerbocker Club, the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century still resonate in the urban fabric of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

From the Armory Show to WWI: Artists and Memorials of Greenwich Village

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, October 27th, 2013 | 11:00 am

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In January 1917, Marcel Duchamp ascended a staircase to the top of the Washington Arch, where he joined friends in proclaiming the Free and Independent Republic of Washington Square. Eleven months later, the Armistice ended World War I. Join us in exploring the homes and haunts of Duchamp and his fellow modernist artists, who lived and worked cheek-by-jowl among the local Irish and Italians who knew little of modern art but much of war and its grief.

Homes and Haunts of Gilded Age New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 11:00 am

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From the 7th Regiment Armory to St. James’s Church to the Society Library to the Knickerbocker Club, the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century still resonate in the urban fabric of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

World War II and New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 11:00 am

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From Battery Park to the Army Ocean Terminal, New York Harbor vividly records the city’s role in WWII. Join us to hear the story of the harbor and its people in wartime and explore how New York City remembers those who fought to protect the free world. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 11:00 am

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Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history: the 1863 Draft Riots. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

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Barnet Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps and The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America.

World War II and New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sat, October 27th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

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From Battery Park to the Army Ocean Terminal, Navy Yard, Governors Island and Hoboken Army Piers, New York harbor vividly records the the city’s role in WWII. Join us to hear the story of the harbor and its people in wartime and explore the National Merchant Mariners Memorial, the Norwegian Merchant Marine Memorial, Wireless Operators Memorial, North Atlantic Memorial, Coast Guard Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and other sites downtown.

George Washington’s New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, October 20th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

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Among the maps that George Washington owned was British military engineer John Montresor’s A Plan of the City of New-York, surveyed in 1766, which provided him with detailed information as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. Using Montresor’s map, Barnet Schecter leads a walking tour of key sites of the city Washington considered the key to victory in the American Revolution. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

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