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January 2018

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required - click here. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling. For more, see the blog post.

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February 2018

Tour: Manhattan's Art Deco Interiors

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the publicly accessible interiors of half a dozen Art Deco marvels: the Daily News Building, the Chrysler Building, the Chanin Building, the General Electric Building and the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center.

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Course: MASter Class – Researching the History of Buildings in New York City – Session No. 1

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Municipal Art Society, 488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
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Learn how to unearth detailed information about New York City buildings in this MAS seminar now in its 30th year. Four evening sessions plus a morning field-trip.

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Course: MASter Class – Researching the History of Buildings in New York City – Session No. 2

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Municipal Art Society, 488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
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Learn how to unearth detailed information about New York City buildings in this MAS seminar now in its 30th year. Four evening sessions plus a morning field-trip.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Course: MASter Class – Researching the History of Buildings in New York City – Session No. 3

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Municipal Art Society, 488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
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Learn how to unearth detailed information about New York City buildings in this MAS seminar now in its 30th year. Four evening sessions plus a morning field-trip.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Course: MASter Class – Researching the History of Buildings in New York City – Session No. 4

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Municipal Art Society, 488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
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Learn how to unearth detailed information about New York City buildings in this MAS seminar now in its 30th year. Four evening sessions plus a morning field-trip.

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March 2018

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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TOUR: Art Deco Central Park West

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

A pleasant stroll along Central Park West for a closer look at the buildings that form Manhattan’s major residential skyline. We’ll see the great twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings – the Century, the Majestic and the El Dorado – and other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living overlooking the park.

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TOUR: Grand Central Terminal

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$50

A walking tour that brings the Terminal to life - its remarkable history, stunning architecture, and central role in creating midtown Manhattan.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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BOOK TALK: "New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture"

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714 United States
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New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing, sponsored by the Bethpage Public Library.

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April 2018

BOOK TALK: "New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture"

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$35

New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing, sponsored by the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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SOLD OUT – TOUR: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$50

A tour of Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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May 2018

BOOK TALK: "New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture"

May 2 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Scarsdale High School, 2 Brewster Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583 United States
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$25

New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing, sponsored by the Scarsdale Adult School.

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TOUR: Central Park as a Work of Art

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

Sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden, Members Trips. (To take this tour, you must be a member of the Botanical Garden - click here for membership details.) Reservations required: call 1-718-817-8703, email membership@nybg.org, or click here (scroll down to find the tour) to register on-line. Perhaps best-known of New York's official "Scenic Landmarks," Central Park offers New Yorkers refuge, recreation and rejuvenation; a temporary haven from a city of brick and steel, concrete and glass. And yet this park which delights us…

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TOUR: Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, 551 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10033 United States
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Free

Free and open to the public. As part of the "Sacred Sites Open House Weekend" (May 5-6, 2018) sponsored by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the remarkably intact Art Deco designed Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights (originally the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist) will be open to the public, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more about the building, see the National Register nomination which I researched and wrote a few years ago. More information about the event will be…

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TOUR: Downtown Art Deco

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

Towering above the narrow streets of the old Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam are some of the country’s finest zigzag and streamlined delights, glittering pinnacles of Wall Street prosperity, monuments to the high-flying corporations of 1920s banking, oil, and telecommunications.

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TOUR: The fabulous Broadway theaters – Times Square Reborn

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
$50

Scarsdale Adult School. Walk the streets of “the Great White Way,” tracing the history of New York’s Broadway theater district from Oscar Hammerstein in the 1890s to Walt Disney in the 1990s. See the great Broadway theaters built between the turn of the century and the onset of the Great Depression -- stunning works of art in themselves, and monuments to the lively history of American theater.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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June 2018

TOUR: Grand Central Terminal

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

A walking tour that brings the Terminal to life - its remarkable history, stunning architecture, and central role in creating midtown Manhattan.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Tour: Art Deco on the Upper Upper West Side (that’s not a typo)

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

A meandering walk across the upper west tracts of the Upper West Side, from West 85th to 103rd streets. We see work by such stalwart Manhattan Deco icons as Sugarman & Berger, Boak & Paris, and Harvey Wiley Corbett, as well as architects less well known for their Deco productions, including Emery Roth and Rosario Candela.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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July 2018

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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TOUR: Art Deco architecture in Midtown Manhattan

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
$50

What would Manhattan be without its Roaring Twenties modernistic art deco skyscrapers? From East 42nd Street to Rockefeller Center.

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