NYAC Exclusive: Friday the 13th Night Tour at the Museum of the City of New York

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NYAC Exclusive: Friday the 13th Night Tour at the Museum of the City of New York
Friday, February 13, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
New York Adventure Club, New York, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $29.00
  • Show Type: Special Event
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Join New York Adventure Club on Friday the 13th at 7:30pm for an exclusive after-hours tour of the Museum of the City of New York. Led by museum scholars, this tour will take us through the dimly lit corridors to the museum's most notable galleries, all of which exhibit NYC in very unique ways:


  • Tapping into the city’s glamorous history, Gilded New York is a historical collection of lavish portraits, jewelry, costumes, and decorative objects that surrounded the city’s elite in the late 19th and early 20th century.

  • Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York: Assembled Realities showcases the photographer's collection of massive New York City panoramas that consist of hundreds of images compressed and layered together. These hyper-real images are both beautiful and captivating, and will show you the city as you have never seen it before.

  • Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City using artifacts, photographs, and audio visual presentations from the 17th century right up to the present. Come see how citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.

  • Upon the tour's conclusion, we'll make our way to a local eatery for some food & drinks!


    What to Expect
     
    The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a Scottish-born writer with a vision for a populist approach to the city. The Museum was originally housed in Gracie Mansion, the future residence of the Mayor of New York. Hardinge Scholle succeeded Henry Brown in 1926 and began planning a new home for the Museum. The City offered land on Fifth Avenue on 103rd-104th Streets and construction for Joseph H. Freedlander’s Georgian Colonial-Revival design for the building started in 1929 and was completed in 1932.

    During the next few decades, the Museum amassed a considerable collection of exceptional items, including several of Eugene O’Neill’s handwritten manuscripts, a complete room of Duncan Phyfe furniture, 412 glass negatives taken by Jacob Riis and donated by his son, a man’s suit worn to George Washington’s Inaugural Ball, and the Carrie Walter Stettheimer dollhouse, which contains a miniature work by Marcel Duchamp.

    Today the Museum’s collection contains approximately 750,000 objects, including prints, photographs, decorative arts, costumes, paintings, sculpture, toys, and theatrical memorabilia.


    FAQs
     
    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
     
    Please email or text the NYAC facilitator with any questions or comments.
     
    Corey Schneider
    corey@nyadventureclub.com
    636.590.6873
     
    Do I have to bring my printed or digital ticket to the event?
     
    Yes, please bring either your printed or digital ticket for easy check-in. 

    How long is the event?

    Tour: 7:30pm - 8:45pm

    Post-Event Social Gathering: 9:00pm - 9:45pm

    NYAC members are highly encouraged to join after the event and chat with their like-minded urban adventurers.

    Where is the event? And what are my transportation options?

    The Museum of the City of New York is located at:
    1220 5th Avenue (btw 103 & 104 Sts.)
    New York, NY 10029
     
    By Subway: 6 train to 103rd Street

    Is this event photo-friendly?
     
    Yes! Bring along your best camera and share your pictures and stories with the community!

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    What is the refund policy?
     
    All sales are final.
    New York Adventure Club is not liable for injury or death (had to say it!)