07 | Apr
11:00AM
07 | Apr
11:00AM

walking tour

Ladies Mile Walking Tour with Ephemeral New York’s Esther Crain

It sold out last fall, so our popular walking tour is back! Enjoy a storied stroll along Ladies Mile, a nine- block stretch once known for posh department stores and architectural grandeur. Join Esther Crain, writer of the award-winning Ephemeral New York blog, and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910, as she weaves in Jewish stories and Gilded Age tales about the people and places that once populated these historic blocks.

Ticket Info: $25 general; $20 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at crain.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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About the Speaker:

Esther Crain, a native New Yorker, is the author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 (Hachette Books, 2016) and New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age (Black Dog and Leventhal, 2014). In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city's past. Ephemeral New York has been featured in The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and other publications. She speaks regularly on topics relating to New York City history and conducts walking tours that explore New York's hidden pockets and little-known stories.


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08 | Apr
06:30PM
08 | Apr
06:30PM

tour in yiddish

Lost & Found – A Family Photo Album

Join Yiddish literature scholar Ruth Wisse on a Yiddish-language tour of Lost & Found, exploring the remarkable story of a pre-war family photo album that was owned by a woman (Wisse’s aunt) who was deported from the Kovno Ghetto in 1943. Prior to her deportation, she smuggled the album to a non-Jewish Lithuanian family for safekeeping.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff; registration required at https://lfyiddish.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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28 | Apr
10:30AM
28 | Apr
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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19 | May
10:30AM
19 | May
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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09 | Jun
10:30AM
09 | Jun
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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