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This tour takes an area of Manhattan that most people think they know quite well and probes deeper, investigating our city’s maritime past and the future of the post-industrial waterfront. Of particular interest is the interplay between post-Sandy resilience measures, sites for leisure and art, and transportation infrastructure.
We’ll look at the development of parks, bike paths, and art installations as we walk up from Castle Clinton to the Meatpacking District and the start of the High Line. Along the way this tour will stop at Battery Park City, a planned community built on the land filled with dirt from the excavation of the World Trade Center site, and we’ll look at the piers, harbors, and ferry terminals that were once the city’s only link to the Continental United States.
Our tour will use on-the-ground example to discuss how urban waterfronts exist as contested zones, representing a variety a conflicting interests including financial gain, architectural development, historic and community preservation, public space, and as a key location for artists and marginalized communities.
Meets in Battery Place; exact meeting info will be sent the day before the walk!
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I'm currently offering credits for any cancellations made seven days or fewer to a class starting. I can't afford to do cash refunds right now, but credits are fine if the spot is canceled any time before the start date (even if less than 72 hours). Spots that are canceled more than seven days before the class starts are eligible for cash refunds.
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You want a highly-academic, highbrow tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we stand before the great masters, contemplating their skilled use of line and form, while simultaneously placing them in the pantheon of other art historical geniuses, right? You picked the wrong tour. Welcome to Museum Hack VIP, our premiere museum experience. Perfect...
Saturday Apr 18th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...
Friday May 1st, 11am - 1pm
Explore our factory and see how we go from bean to bar, tasting along the way! We are a working factory, so for safety reasons, we'll provide hairnets for all and require that you wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.
Saturday Apr 18th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will show you a side of the Met you’ve never seen before! Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through the museum’s hallowed halls with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection...
Thursday Apr 16th, 11am - 1pm
WHERE MY ART BITCHES AT?? Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD! On this two-hour tour of the Met, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in...
Saturday Apr 18th, 1pm - 3pm
During the lesson, students will learn how to steer, how to control the sails, the names of the different parts of the boat, and a few basic maneuvers. This workshop is perfect for people new to the sport. Concepts are taught on the water and reinforced on land in the classroom. This will be a great experience for those deciding if they want to learn...
Saturday May 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the...
Friday May 1st, 1:45pm - 4:30pm
Learn the difference between wood-, coal-, and gas-fueled ovens as you hit three amazing pizzerias in 2.5 hours in some of Brooklyn’s most beautiful neighborhoods. This tour alternates between Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg, both just minutes from Manhattan via subway! There's more to New York than Manhattan so take a short ride in a subway...
Saturday May 2nd, 11:45am - 2:15pm
Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glassed-in back-deck observatory of these Gatsby-esque 1920's style yachts. On this...
Friday May 1st, 6:15pm - 7:45pm
The Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! Aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, you'll experience a...
Tuesday May 5th, 11:30am - 1pm
Taste some of Spain's most authentic foods and wines, and discover the true “tapeo” experience. Itinerary: During this 2 hour tour, we'll visit 3 locations within a 5 -10 minute walk in SoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. Ranging from classic shops to newly opened restaurants, all of these locations share one thing in common, they're owned and...
Saturday May 16th, 3pm - 5pm
During the lesson, students will learn how to steer, how to control the sails, the different parts of the boat, and a few basic maneuvers. This workshop is perfect for people new to the sport. Concepts are taught on the water and reinforced on land in the classroom. This will be a great experience for those deciding if they want to learn more about...
Sunday Apr 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tour Manhattan's only indoor hydroponic farm. Sip complementary Prosecco as you taste new and unique flavors from around the world. A sensory experience unlike any other in New York. Inside our Tribeca production farm, we use LED lighting, hydroponics, and technology to grow a huge variety of culinary plants, numbering over 200 to date. We use no...
Thursday Apr 16th, 6pm - 6:55pm
This lesson provides the student with a solid foundation of skills as well as a certification from US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing. Students learn how to rig and derig a boat, sail at different angles to the wind, turn the boat through the wind, tie various knots, as well as how to predict the weather. Skills taught on the water...
Fri, Apr 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets 3 Times
Fri, May 1
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets 3 Times
Fri, May 8
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets 3 Times
Fri, May 15
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets 3 Times
Fri, May 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets 3 Times
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Friday Apr 17th, 7pm - 8:30pm(3 sessions)
Walk the path of New York pizza history on the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village where it all began. We’ll hit three pizzerias in 3 hours, walking about a mile through some great downtown neighborhoods! New York pizza has reached mythical status in a relatively short period of time. Find out why as you trace both 19th-century Italian...
Friday May 1st, 11:15am - 1:45pm
This is an online class via Zoom. Link will be sent the day before the talk. Get to know your city birds! Learn tips and tricks for how to find and identify birds, from year-round residents to migrants passing through on their way to and from the tropics. We’ll also cover the city’s best birding hotspots, how to choose binoculars, and...
Thursday Apr 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as well as through complex fungal...
Tuesday Apr 7th, 10am - 1pm(2 sessions)
Step aboard the luxurious yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for a full round-Manhattan cruise that takes an in depth look at the engineering marvels of New York City's fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges, tunnels, infrastructure and mass transit feats! Tour includes content on city planning, Robert Moses, housing and architecture as well!...
Saturday May 2nd, 10:15am - 1pm
Offered from April to early November: Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard our beautiful 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack, for this peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Some views along the way will include:...
Friday May 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Experience New York City lights like you never have on this sail along the bright and beautiful borough of Manhattan. Climbing aboard Adirondack, our 80-foot wooden pilot schooner, you will quickly forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life. You'll take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen -- from the water....
Thursday May 7th, 9pm - 10:45pm
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