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NEW YORK ADVENTURE CLUB (http://www.nyadventureclub.com)

UNLOCK YOUR CITY

We give you insider access to the city’s best-kept secrets. But we’re so much more than a tour company.

WHO WE ARE

We are a community-driven club that curates the most unique experiences in town, with a focus on history and storytelling. We show you a city you never knew existed, and offer a community you can’t live without.

You won’t find our special-access tours and exclusive events anywhere else. Think after-hours tours of New York City’s most celebrated spaces, themed parties in unexpected locations, and weekend excursions to incredible destinations. All of our events end with social hangouts so you can meet people who love exploring as much as you do.

THE ‘CLUB’ IN NEW YORK ADVENTURE CLUB

Our current community is more than 15,000 members strong and includes everyone from recent NYC transplants to lifelong residents. Whatever borough you’re from (or city or country, for that matter), we’ll make it easy for you to take full advantage of the unique places and great people this city has to offer.

WHERE WE GO

To ensure a one-of-a-kind experience each and every time, we hand pick events and outings specifically for the New York Adventure Club community. Recent events include:

* An after-hours tour of New York City Hall

* Special access into some of New York's most coveted private social clubs, including the Explorers Club and National Arts Club

* Petting baby kangaroos, holding sloths, and feeding leopards at Staten Island Zoo

* A behind-the-scenes exploration of the Woolworth Building with the building manager

* An NYPD Precinct tour, including a meet-and-greet with detectives and Emergency Service Unit crew members

* A tour of the Polish Consulate led by the Consul General and Vice Consul General of Poland
* An after-hours flashlight tour of Green-Wood Cemetery and catacombs

* A special-access tour of Brookhaven National Laboratory and its Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

* A Halloween party in a historic gothic crypt, complete with a five-piece brass band

Visit our site (http://www.nyadventureclub.com) for a look at our upcoming adventures.

For now, our experiences are based in and around NYC, but we plan to expand to other cities soon.

QUESTIONS?

Drop us a line at info@nyadventureclub.com and we’ll happily answer.

Unlock Your City with New York Adventure Club.

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Upcoming events (4+)

'Klimt, Schiele, & Kokoschka: Vienna's Art Revolution of the 1900s' Webinar

Tickets: $10 (includes access to the full replay for one week)

Click the link below to officially register for this experience:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/klimt-schiele-kokoschka-viennas-art-revolution-of-the-1900s-webinar-registration-234284460127

In reaction to Vienna's growing industrialization at the turn of the 20th century, various artistic movements in Austria decided to come together and focus their art on sensuality, beauty, and the handmade. Two groups specifically — Vienna’s New Secession and Wiener Werkstätte — were right in the epicenter of this new passionate trend. This is the story of Vienna's rebellious art and artists of the 1900s and their lasting legacy on the art world.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore Vienna's art revolution of the 1900s that countered Austria's growing industrialization movement, and the eccentric artists who led the movement's most prominent groups.

Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this virtual journey through Vienna art will include:

- The new evolving artistic style of the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkstätte (a productive cooperative of artisans in Vienna, Austria)
- Gustav Klimt’s leading role as a portrait painter and capturing the modern sensuous woman, including the ‘Lady in Gold’
- Klimt’s intriguing relationship with Emilie Flöge — muse, fashion designer, and jewelry model
- A close look at the era’s new jewelry and fashion , specifically the ‘Reform Dress’ and Flöge Sisters’ salon
- A deep dive into Oskar Kokoschka’s personal life and art , from his passionate love affair with Alma Mahler (widow of famous composer Gustav Mahler) to his various innovative contributions to the new art movement
- Egon Schiele’s revolutionary sensuous painting style , which landed him in jail
- Women artists’ fantastic contributions to fashions, ceramic arts, and much more

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about Vienna's revolutionary art and artists are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Sylvia

Sylvia Laudien-Meo is a freelance Art Historian who works in and around the city in various capacities, specializing on Modern and Contemporary art, with a strong focus on Public Art. She teaches art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working as a museum educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for over many years, engaging visitors in conversation based, interactive art experiences of permanent collections and changing exhibitions.
For the Municipal Art Society, UFT, Brandeis Univ., and private clients, she has been touring the city for over 20 years, exploring art and architecture, parks, neighborhoods and history. Working in various different capacities gives her a unique opportunity to make intriguing connections and weave together the complex perspectives that make out the tapestry of our fascinating city.
SLM holds a Masters Degree in Art History (with minors in History and American Studies) from the Joh. Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, as well as a Tourism degree from the EST in Paris France.

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By attending a New York Adventure Club experience, you accept our terms of service.
Categories: Virtual, Art & Entertainment

'The American Women Reformers of the National Portraits Gallery' Webinar

Online event

$10.00

Tickets: $10 (includes access to the full replay for one week)

Click the link below to officially register for this experience:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-women-reformers-of-the-national-portraits-gallery-webinar-registration-232299172077

While the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC features portraits of prominent figures throughout American history, one of its greatest collections is of fascinating, powerful, and ambitious women who advanced the republic in countless ways. But who were these trailblazers, and how is their story told through the artworks that line the Smithsonian Museum walls? It's time to uncover the immeasurable contribution of some of America's leading ladies through works of art.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore select artworks throughout the National Portraits Gallery in Washington, DC to spotlight the stories of the nation's great female reformers who brought about the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, women's equality, and more.

Led by Dr. Andrew Lear, a world-renowned expert on gender history, our virtual journey of America's feistiest women will include:

-The story of why Harriet Beecher Stowe was called "the little lady who started the big war"
-A deep dive into incredible women creatives such as Julia Ward Howe — author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Betty Friedan, the author who sparked the 2nd feminist wave
-A discussion of groundbreaking political figures including Susan B. Anthony and her partner Elizabeth Cady Stanton — the mothers of women's suffrage — and Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential of First Ladies and one of the great champions of human rights
-A look at the legacy of Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor — the first woman justice of the Supreme Court — and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka The Notorious RBG), a tireless advocate of gender equality and women's rights
-An overview of Helena Rubinstein, one of the great early businesswomen , and one of the all-time greats of marketing

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Dr. Lear — any and all questions about the women reformers of the National Portraits Gallery are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week !
See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Andrew
Prof. Andrew Lear is a renowned expert on gender and sexuality in Greek and Roman antiquity. During his academic career, he taught at Harvard, Pomona College, and NYU. In recent years, he has founded Oscar Wilde Tours, the LGBTQ history and culture tour company and Shady Ladies Tours, a women's history and culture tour company. He is also working with actor/author Stephen Fry on a podcast about the "Scandals and Secrets of London's National Portrait Gallery."

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By attending a New York Adventure Club experience, you accept our terms of service .
Categories: Virtual, Moments in History

'The Gesamtkunstwerk Movement, Part III: Architecture As Artifact' Webinar

Tickets: $10 (includes access to the full replay for one week)

Click the link below to officially register for this experience:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gesamtkunstwerk-movement-part-iii-architecture-as-artifact-webinar-registration-231031871547

As the 19th century progressed, new forms of architectural expression were created in the face of the advancing Industrial Age as concerns with the perceived sterility of new buildings mounted. This search for a new type of architecture, where aesthetics took priority over profit-making, led to a design movement known as the Gesamtkunstwerk — "total work of art" in German — which attempted to synthesize all parts of a building to a single artistic whole. Who were the first architects to adopt this approach, and what buildings throughout the world featuring this unique design style still exist today? It's time to explore the history and impact of one of architecture's most influential movements.

Join New York Adventure Club for our three-part series on The Gesamtkunstwerk Movement and its influence over 180 years of building, which features some of the most astonishing landmarks in human history. In Part Three — Architecture as Artifact — we'll visit the great pre and post-war landmarks that defined architecture as a free-standing form in space.

Led by architectural historian David V. Griffin of Landmark Branding , this digital showcase featuring a selection of unique structures will include:

-The results of the Expressionist movement , which sought to explore architecture as a sculptural platform
-The rise of Modernism and the International Style in Germany, Russia, Italy, and the United States
-Experimental building methods and new technological systems
-An in-depth look at each building's construction, context, and current status, with a focus on how culture and innovation drive architectural symbolism

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with David — any and all questions about these unique buildings are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week !
See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

'The Gesamtkunstwerk Movement Series
Part I: Architecture As Art
Part II: Architecture as Artifice
Part III: Architecture as Artifact

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Categories: Virtual, Art & Entertainment

'The Art of Fashion Photography, Part II: The Digital 2000s' Webinar

Online event

$10.00

Tickets: $10 (includes access to the full replay for one week)

Click the link below to officially register for this experience:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-fashion-photography-part-ii-the-digital-2000s-webinar-registration-231594113227

Did you know that the first photographic fashion layout in a magazine was instigated because of a dare? Fashion photography has come a long way since its introduction at the turn of the 20th century, but only thanks to a cadre of incredible photographers throughout the generations who've pushed the limits of technical capabilities and creativity. From mastering the staged photoshoot to capturing fashion "in the wild" on crowded city streets, it's time to explore the world of fashion photography starting from its humble beginnings.

Join New York Adventure Club for the second of a two-part series surrounding the art of fashion photography — in Part II , we'll explore the evolution of fashion photography between the late 20th century to present day, through the lens of DSLR cameras and photo software that allowed fashion photographers to achieve new creative heights.

Led by professional photographer Julien McRoberts, this virtual and educational experience will include:

-A deep dive into the transition of film photography to the digital age , thanks to a suite of revolutionary new tools
-The impact and contributions of some of the world's greatest fashion photographers in the digital era , including Annie Leibowitz, Stephen Maisel, Patrick Demarchelier, David LaChapelle, Bill Cunningham, and more
-A look at the era of glamorous mega shoots and productions
-A discussion of internal rifts within the fashion photography community , from the heavy use of photoshop programs to overall lack of diversity in models
- Peek behind the curtain to see what it takes to set up a fashion shoot for Vogue
- The great disruptors — a debate on the effect smart phones and social media has had on the photography industry

Stick around afterward for a Q&A with Julien — any and all questions about fashion photography are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week !
See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Julien
Julien McRoberts is a lifestyle brand and editorial photographer/producer based in New York City. Her unique ability to capture intimate cultural moments, places, and people has garnered her a wide variety of clients, including National Geographic Traveler, Calvin Klein Home, USA Today Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Variety, Marie Claire UK, and more.
Much of Julien's work conveys a sense of the stolen glance, from the bustle of the streets of New York City to ancient Native American rituals. Born in the American West, this world is hardly foreign to Julien. “I have the West in my blood but feel equally as home in a fast-paced city environment,” she says. Her website is www.julienmcroberts.com .

The Art of Fashion Photography Series
Part I: 1850s to 1990s
Part II: The Digital 2000s

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By attending a New York Adventure Club experience, you accept our terms of service .
Photo Credits: Main Photo - Egor Vikhrev , Top Right - Jean Beller , Middle Right - Ben Scott , Bottom Right: J. Balla
Categories: Virtual, Art & Entertainment

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