How well do you know your Avengers? And what's your membership status in Justice League? The Big Quiz Thing, a premier provider of multimedia trivia entertainment, returns to New-York Historical for a superhero-themed trivia spectacular in celebration of New York Comic Con. For honor, glory, and invincible prizes! Ages 21+; two drink tickets per person included
Let's hear it for the Boys! Join the hosts behind the great New York City history podcast as they hit New-York Historical. The topic? Rock music in NYC in honor of our new exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Also on tap: a cocktail bar and a photo booth. Ages 21+; two drink tickets per person; admission to the exhibition "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" included
For generations, mid-May was the time men switched from their heavier winter hats to their straw boater hats. So cast off your cold-weather gear and dive into spring as you trip the light fantastic with Dandy Wellington and his jazz band. Also on tap: a cocktail bar and a photo booth. Ages 21 +; two drink tickets per person
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a program that highlights how poetry and music combine to create great art. Experience an inspiring dialogue with GRAMMY® Award-winning master percussionist Chief Ayanda Clarke, followed by a spirited conversation and improvisational performance with freestyle master Toni Blackman and D-Cross, the Vocal Beat Expressionist. April R. Silver moderates. Afterwards, grab a cocktail and snack from our bar. Ages 21+; two drink tickets per person
Enjoy drinks, games, a photo booth, and talks exploring the intriguing objects in New-York Historical's collection at this very special evening, our first collaboration with the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!). Also, register to vote with Rock the Vote! Ages 21+; two drink tickets per person
The lecture topics:
New York Knick Knacks
Take a journey with historian and SASS co-founder Anna Rasche as she explores two centuries of weird and wonderful ephemera in the collection.
Get a taste of history at Nerdy Thursdays! The Black Gotham Experience presents "About Spice," an immersive dive into the foodways impacted by the African diaspora including a panel discussion and food samples from West African, Caribbean, and soul food cuisine. Top off the evening with a DJ set and a mixologist serving historically themed cocktails.
Explore Pride uptown! Guides from the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project lead a special walking tour that starts at the New-York Historical Society. Check out locations like writer James Baldwin’s residence, the Ansonia (which once housed the legendary Continental Baths), the Dakota (once home to composer Leonard Bernstein), and other places where LGBTQ history made its mark.