museum-of-the-city-of-new-york.jpgNew York, N.Y. - Among the city's major museums, there is only one with the words "New," "York," and "City" in its name, and this is precisely what gives the Museum of the City of New York its unique mandate: to explore the past, present, and future of this fascinating and particular place and to celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. A variety of exhibitions, public programs, and publications all investigate what gives New York City its singular character. Check out the museum's September and October events! Saturday • September 11 • 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Film Screening: In Memoriam - New York City, 9/11/01 Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani narrates this 9/11 documentary created for HBO in 2002. The film draws upon interviews, photography, video, and unprecedented access to City Hall. Footage collected for In Memoriam was donated to the Museum of the City of New York 9/11 Archive, with generous support from AOL/Time Warner. Free with Museum admission. Sunday • September 12 • 2:00 PM Walking Tour: The Lindsay Legacy in Lower Manhattan The urban planners and designers of the Lindsay administration envisioned a dramatic transformation of Lower Manhattan. Kyle Johnson, AIA, leads a tour exploring the impact and legacy of their initiatives. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. Reservations required; $10 Museum members, $15 general public. Tuesday • September 14 • 6:00 PM Symposium: Criminal Justice and the Lindsay Years An exploration of John V. Lindsay's criminal justice legacy, featuring a keynote address by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. The panel will be moderated by Sam Roberts of The New York Times and feature Jay Kriegel, former Chief of Staff/Special Counsel to Mayor Lindsay; Michael  Amstrong, Partner, Lankler & Carrager, LLP; Jerome Skolnick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Herb Sturz, co-founder of the Vera Institute of Justice; Clarence Taylor, Baruch College/CUNY; and William vanden Heuvel, former Chairman of the New York City Board of Corrections. The symposium is co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. Free. Reservations required. Call 917.492.3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org. Wednesday • September 15 • 6:30 PM Who Broke New York? Wagner, Lindsay, Beame, and the Fiscal Crisis Less than two years after Mayor John V. Lindsay left office, the city was on the edge of bankruptcy. How much did Lindsay's fiscal policies contribute to the crisis? This panel reflects on the 1970s fiscal crisis, New York's recovery, and the lessons for today's lawmakers. Sam Roberts of The New York Times moderates a panel with Stephen Berger, former Executive Director of the New York State Emergency Control Board for the City of New York; Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University; Charles R. Morris, author of The Cost of Good Intentions: New York City and the Liberal Experiment (W.W. Norton & Company, 1980); Peter Goldmark, former Assistant Budget Director and Executive Assistant to Mayor Lindsay; and Steven Weisman, Editorial Director and Public Policy Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics. Co-sponsored by the Citizens Budget Commission. Presented in conjunction with America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. Reservations required. $ Wednesday • September 22 • 6:30 PM Can Stuyvesant Town be Saved for Affordable Housing? Stuyvesant Town was built as a public-private partnership to provide affordable housing for New Yorkers of modest means. In the wake of recent events, including Stuyvesant Town's sale in 2006, debates over rents, and mortgage default, what are the lessons for the future of affordable housing? Panelists include Rafael Cestero, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development; The Honorable Daniel R. Garodnick, New York City Council, District 4; and Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director, Citizens Housing and Planning Council. The conversation will be moderated by Vicki Been, Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. This program is presented as part of the ongoing series, The Urban Forum: New York Neighborhoods, Preservation and Development. Reservations required. $ Friday • September 24 • 2:00 PM Walking Tour: Behind-the-Scenes in East Harlem Kathleen Benson, Museum staff member and board member of East Harlem Preservation and Hope Community, leads a tour of East Harlem. Stops include Metropolis Studios, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, and the studio of award-winning abstract artist Tafa. Reservations required. $ Sunday • September 26 • 1:00 PM Gallery Tour: Samurai in New York Special guest Tom Burnett, collector of 19th century Japanese photography, will lead a tour of this exhibition. Free with Museum admission. Monday • September 27 • 6:30 PM Adventure in Central Park: Reinventing the Playground, the Lindsay Years & Beyond Central Park's first "adventure playgrounds," commissioned in the John V. Lindsay administration, provided radically new play spaces for children. The recent restoration of two of these playgrounds serves as background for a conversation on changing ideas about child's play. Join Richard Dattner, FAIA, founding Principal, Dattner Architects and Christopher Nolan, Vice President for Capital Projects, Central Park Conservancy, for a panel moderated by Marta Gutman, Historian and Associate Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College/CUNY. Co-sponsored by the Central Park Conservancy. Presented in conjunction with America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. Reservations required. $ Wednesday • September 29 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday • September 30 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Symposium: Public Management & the Lindsay Years This two-day symposium at Baruch College will assess Mayor John V. Lindsay's public management legacy. Wednesday's program will be followed by a reception and tour of the Museum's exhibition America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. Hosted by Baruch College/CUNY in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York. For more information, visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/lindsay_symposium.htm. Thursday • September 30 • 6:30 PM Lindsay's Forgotten Preservation Legacy: Air Rights and the Strengthening of the Landmarks Law The Lindsay administration activated and extended the Wagner-era landmarks law, using a variety of strategies to protect historic buildings and districts, including Grand Central Terminal, the South Street Seaport, and the Theater District. How important was the tool of air rights transfers in this program, and how did air rights factor into the pivotal Penn Central Co. vs. New York City Supreme Court decision? How well have air rights held up as a preservation tool? These and other questions will be considered by former City Planning Commission Chairman Donald Elliott; Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel Leonard Koerner; Frank Sciame of F.J. Sciame Construction; and former Office of Lower Manhattan Development Director Richard Weinstein. The conversation will be moderated by former Landmarks Commission Chair and former President of the Municipal Art Society, Kent Barwick, with closing remarks by Robert Tierney, Chair, Landmarks Preservation Commission. Co-sponsored by the Landmarks Preservation commission, the Historic Districts Council, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the South Street Seaport Museum. Presented in conjunction with America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. Reception to follow. Reservations required. $ Saturday • October 2 • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Home Design in New York The Museum's fourth annual event exploring residential design will feature interior designers Jeffrey Bilhuber and Albert Hadley, along with James Zemaitis, director of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design at Sotheby's; and others who will examine some of the city's great residential spaces. Sponsored by and presented in partnership with the New York School of Interior Design and Taconic Builders. Reservations required; $25 Museum members, seniors, and students; $35 general public. Sunday • October 3 • 1:00 PM Gallery Tour: Notorious & Notable: Twentieth Century Women of Style Phyllis Magidson, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, will lead a guided tour of the Museum's newest exhibition, Notorious & Notable: Twentieth Century Women of Style. Free with Museum admission. Monday • October 4 • 6:30 PM Music of Old New York: CD Release Concert and Celebration New York was a hotbed of popular music in America at the turn of the 20th century. Join us for a special performance of the tunes of the era by pianist Richard Dowling, celebrating the release of the new CD Music of Old New York. Reservations required. $ Tuesday • October 5 • 6:30 PM In Danger of Extinction: Gentrification in East Harlem & on the Lower East Side Residents of these two diverse, vibrant neighborhoods have long dealt with the pressures of gentrification and have struggled for affordability. Their story is told in two recent documentaries. Join the filmmakers for a screening and discussion of The Lower East Side: An Endangered Place by Robert Weber and Whose Barrio? by Ed Morales and Laura Rivera, with opening remarks by the Honorable Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council, District 8. Co-sponsored by the office of New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and East Harlem Preservation. This program is presented as part of the ongoing series The Urban Forum: New York Neighborhoods, Preservation and Development. Reservations required. $ Sunday • October 10 • 2:00 PM Oyama X Nitta Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta perform music played on the Tsugaru shamisen, a banjo-like instrument from northern Japan. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860. Free with Museum admission. Monday • October 18 • 5:30 PM Symposium: Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003, the Economist described him as "a philosopher-politician diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers." Steven Weisman, Editorial Director and Public Policy Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, has culled the papers of this gifted author and voluminous correspondent to create a vivid portrait of the Senator's life in Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary (Public Affairs Books, 2010). Mr. Weisman will moderate a panel with Richard Ravitch, Lieutenant Governor of New York; Stephen Hess, Senior Fellow Emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution; Peter W. Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control; and others. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the American Irish Historical Society and the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University. Reservations required. $ Tuesday • October 19 • 6:30 PM Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan Join George R. Packard, President, US-Japan Foundation, for a presentation on his newest publication, Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan (Columbia University Press, 2010), exploring the diplomat's critical role in the history of US-Japanese relations beginning in the World War II era. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860 and co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Free, reservations required. To register please visit www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/mcny. Saturday • October 23 • 3:00 PM & Sunday • October 24 • 3:00 PM Notorious & Notable - The Revue: A Broadway Musical Cabaret Inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, Notorious & Notable features songs that celebrate the women of the Great White Way. This installment of the Museum's Perform! series features Broadway stars Karine Plantadit, Dan Bogart, Victoria Mallory, and David Turner and is written and directed by Michael Montel, with Lawrence Yurman as musical director. Reservations required. $15 Museum members, seniors, and students; $20 general public. Limited number of $75 sponsor tickets available; sponsor tickets include preferred seating. Wednesday • October 27 • 6:30 PM Turning Heads: Glamour and High Style in New York City Design experts lead a discussion of how past and present style icons have redefined glamour in New York. How is personal style defined in the ever-changing culture of fashion? Join Judith Price, President of the National Jewelry Institute; Kenneth Jay Lane, renowned jewelry designer; and David Patrick Columbia, founder, NY Social Diary online and editor-in-chief, Quest Magazine, to explore the relationship between high style and the women who wear it. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Notorious & Notable: Twentieth Century Women of Style. Reservations required. $ New York City History Day Tuesday • September 21 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sunday • October 24 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM History Day Workshop: Using Primary & Secondary Sources New York City History Day is a year long program that engages middle and high school students in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Join Museum educator Stephanie Dueño for a workshop for educators on preparing students for the New York City History Day competition, focusing on primary and secondary sources from current exhibitions. Please RSVP to sdueno@mcny.org. Thursday • September 23 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM & Wednesday • October 13 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM History day: informational Workshop Stephanie Dueño leads free educator and parent workshops and explains how to become involved in the 2011 program. Please RSVP to sdueno@mcny.org. Thursday, October 21 • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM New York City History Day Celebration and Launch The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children's Center launches New York City History Day 2011 with a special program featuring past student participants. View work from the 2010 competition and find out how to participate in New York City History Day on March 6, 2011. Please RSVP to sdueno@mcny.org. Family Programs Saturday • September 25 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Paper Doll Couture: Family Fashion Workshop Children will learn about the creation of personal style through Notorious & Notable: Twentieth Century Women of Style. After touring the exhibition, participants can create their own fashion designs for couture paper dolls. Free with Museum admission. Saturday • October 9 • 2:00 PM Arturo O'Farrill and Company: Latin Jazz Grammy award-winning pianist, composer, educator, and the leader of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Arturo O'Farrill will present an intimate performance of his fiery brand of Latin Jazz. Presented in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in collaboration with Community Works. Free with Museum admission. Saturday • October 30 • 1:00 PM Origami Family Workshop Discover the traditional art of Japanese paper folding with Toshiko Kobayashi, member of Origami USA and of the British Origami Society. Students will learn the basic folding techniques and create their own origami art. Presented in celebration of World Origami Day and in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860. Free with Museum admission, reservations requested. Please call 917.492.3395. Saturday • October 30 • 3:00 PM Family Performance: Sachiyo Ito & Dancejapan For the last 40 years, Sachiyo Ito has brought together East and West through her performances of Japanese dance. Her company, Dancejapan, will present a concert of Kabuki dance. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860. Free with Museum admission. $: $6 Museum members, $12 non-members, $8 students and seniors. 

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