In the early 1970s, American artists Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz began work on The Caddy Court, a 1966 Dodge van between the front and back ends of a 1978 Cadillac, which reimagines the Supreme Court of the United States in one of its original functions as a “riding circuit” court. [Read more…] about ‘The Caddy Court’ Coming To The Armory Show
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Preservation Long Island has announced The Jupiter Hammon Project, an initiative that aims to expand interpretive and educational programming at the Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th-century Long Island manor house owned and operated by Preservation Long Island (PLI). [Read more…] about Jupiter Hammon Project Reflects Long Island Slavery
This list of upcoming events on Long Island is provided by Long Island Historical Societies and it’s membership. This notice is sent twice a month, on or around the 1st and the 15th of each month. [Read more…] about Upcoming Long Island History Events
The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, Water/Ways, which looks at how humanity has used water and how water has helped shaped civilization, is set to arrive at Clinton Academy Museum on February 29th for a six-week stay. [Read more…] about Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit in East Hampton, LI
The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York was formed in 1970 by the Municipal Art Society as a committee of volunteers from the city’s nascent and potential historic districts. Since then, the HDC has carved out a niche and fulfilled a much-needed citywide advocacy role.
The International Labor History Association (ILHA) has announced that the book City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York (Columbia Univ. Press and the Museum of the City of New York, 2019), edited by Joshua B. Freeman, has won the ILHA Book of the Year Award for 2019.
City of Workers, City of Struggle chronicles New York City labor history, covering the range of colonial-era workers and slaves to current labor movements and alt-labor initiatives. [Read more…] about NYC Labor History Book Wins International Award
The New-York Historical Society has announced “New York Urban League: 100 Stories of Black New York,” a program set for Thursday, February 20th, 2020.
For over 100 years the New York Urban League (NYUL) has helped lead the way in the empowerment of under-served African Americans across the five boroughs of New York City. They have inspired, influenced, and ignited – and each year invest in the lives of over 8,000 families by providing quality higher education options, economic opportunity, and community engagement. [Read more…] about New York Urban League: 100 Stories
Many of New York City’s parks and monuments honor African Americans who have shaped the landscape of our culture. Monuments and green spaces of all sizes, from Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan to Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Brooklyn, pay tribute to the contributions and lives of notable African Americans from the 18th century to the 21st. [Read more…] about Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks
There are more spies working in New York City today than ever before, according to H. Keith Melton, the espionage advisor on The Americans, and Robert Wallace, the former chief of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service. A new book, Spy Sites Of New York City: A Guide To The Region’s Secret History (Georgetown University Press, 2020), offers a guide to the history of espionage in New York City.
In the book, Melton and Wallace chronicle centuries of spying in the five boroughs and beyond, walking the reader through surprising meeting places, secret drop-sites, and the everyday bars, hotels, and park benches where so much shadowy history has been made. [Read more…] about New Book Connects Historic NYC Spy Sites
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History group has announced “Upper West Side Catholics: the History of Ascension Church on West 107th Street,” a presentation by Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley, has been set for Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm.
Monsignor Shelley, author of the recently published book Upper West Side Catholics: Liberal Catholicism in a Conservative Archdiocese and professor emeritus of Fordham, is set to tell the story of this well-known Upper West Side church. [Read more…] about Upper West Side Catholics Talk Set for NYC