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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 (5)

'The Hidden Art Treasures Inside NYC's Hotel Bars and Lobbies' Webinar

Tickets: $10 (includes access to the replay for one week) Click the link below to officially register for this experience: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hidden-art-treasures-inside-nycs-hotel-bars-and-lobbies-webinar-registration-122707727115 While too many New York City hotels seem to have chosen their art collections from a 1997 Walmart catalog, a handful of them, fortunately, challenge the status quo — so much so that they've become a beacon of inspiration and creativity for visitors and New Yorkers alike. Are you ready to embark on a virtual treasure hunt to uncover some of the city's most impressive hotel art collections? Join New York Adventure Club as we explore a selection of hotel bars and lobbies throughout New York City that boast incredible museum-quality art collections and site-specific commissions. Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this virtual journey around NYC will include: - A brief history of some of NYC's most historic hotels known for their art, including The Peninsula Hotel, The Surrey, and the Warwick Hotel - A deep dive into the permanent and temporary art on view in both historic and contemporary hotels - A discussion around the artists and their pieces, from Gilded Age muralists to Graffiti Age street artists - A map view showcasing where to find each art piece discussed Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about the featured art pieces 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.

'The Victorian Era Legacy of Stapleton Heights, Staten Island' 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-victorian-era-legacy-of-stapleton-heights-staten-island-webinar-registration-122710770217 In the early 1800s, the Staten Island neighborhood of Stapleton Heights was nothing more than a family farm — but by the end of the century, it had become the center of Staten Island’s commerce and industry, and a magnet for the most prominent families of the day. This is the story of how a sleepy neighborhood overlooking New York Harbor transformed into one of the most prosperous regions in the country. Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual exploration of Staten Island's historic Stapleton Heights neighborhood — once described as "NYC’s handsomest, healthiest, and most accessible suburb," Stapleton was known for its tree-lined streets of custom-built houses, some of which are still standing nearly 200 years later. Led by NYC Tour Guide and Staten Island resident Claude Toback, our digital showcase of this incredible Victorian Era neighborhood will include: - The rise of 19th-century Stapleton Heights from farmland to business hub, and how individuals like ferry operator Cornelius Vanderbilt and Daniel Tompkins (four-term New York State Governor & 6th U.S. Vice President) played a role in its development boom - Victorian Era homes and their famous residents, including Mary Outerbridge (who introduced tennis to the US), Otto Loeffler (architect/painter), and Albin and Henry Warth (inventors extraordinaire) - A look inside and out of some of NYC’s finest homes, from a Mediterranean style villa to the Bechtel Mansion, which was featured as the home of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson in the HBO show Boardwalk Empire - Other historic sites that are still standing in the neighborhood, including the beautifully quaint St Paul’s Memorial Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and its impressively ornate tower, and the sprawling grounds of the Seaman's Retreat Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Claude — any and all questions about Stapleton Heights, Staten Island are welcomed and encouraged! 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 Claudia (Claude) Toback Claude hails from Brooklyn and is proud of her home borough of more than 50 years. As a former NYC public school science educator who adopted STEM before it was popularized, she has also had a fascination with the Island’s history and its historic homes. Claude has visited several of the homes in Stapleton Heights and hopes you will join her on this virtual tour.

'Hitchcock’s Composer: Bernard Herrmann and The Sound of Suspense' 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/hitchcocks-composer-bernard-herrmann-and-the-sound-of-suspense-webinar-registration-123768582161 The screeching violins of Psycho’s shower murder. The seductive musical whirlpool and dizzying dissonance of Vertigo. The haunting solo sax that defines Travis Bickle’s Taxi Driver. These iconic sounds could only come from the dark genius of one Hollywood composer, whose explosive personality was matched by intense sensitivity, a compassion for outsiders, and a matchless gift for “getting inside the drama.” Join New York Adventure Club as we follow the tumultuous career journey of Bernard Herrmann, one of the great Golden Age of Film composers who wrote scores for some of the most suspenseful movies of all time. Led by Steven C. Smith, author of the Herrmann biography "A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann," our virtual experience will include: - Rare video and audio clips of Herrmann himself discussing his various collaborations - The inside story of Herrmann's time working on the greatest films of the day including Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest and The Birds - Insight into how Hermann’s combative personality damaged his career — but also fueled his creativity - Herrmann’s role in mentoring composers like John Williams, and how his music influences the sound of movies today Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Steven — any and all questions about Bernard Herrmann 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 Steven Steven C. Smith is a four-time Emmy-nominated producer, and the author of A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann. That book received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and was the main research source for the Oscar-nominated documentary Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann. Steven’s latest book is Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer. He has written about movies and music for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and Hollywood Reporter. He was a supervising producer and writer on the long-running TV documentary series Biography (A&E) and Backstory (AMC). His other documentaries include The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood.

'The Real Judy Garland' Webinar

Online event

$10.00

Tickets: $10 (includes access to replay for one week) Click the link below to officially register for this experience: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-real-judy-garland-webinar-registration-124149856563 In a cultural moment when both Rene Zellweger and Lady Gaga have both won Academy Awards by invoking the icon of singer-actress Judy Garland, it's time to give you the real thing; from her early years in the hardly-famous "Gumm Sisters" singing trio, to her rise up the ladder of Hollywood stardom with classic movie musicals like The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me in St. Louis , to her triumphant final act before tragically passing away at the age of 47. Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the life of showbiz legend Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm), who at barely five feet tall, established herself as a giant of the entertainment industry, and of the larger American culture. Led by Grammy-nominated Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald, our virtual exploration into the life and legacy of Judy Garland will include: - The long and winding road of Judy's career, from her rise to fame, to fall from grace, to remarkable comeback as Vicki Lester in the 1954 movie A Star is Born - Her personal life, from her ups and downs, follies and foibles, and the men and marriages - Video clips of Judy's greatest performances, which showcase her superhuman abilities as a singer and entertainer -A discussion around why we still celebrate her life, image, sound, and fury, and why she still matters to millions of people — young and old — after her untimely passing in 1969 Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Will — any and all questions about Judy Garland 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 Will Will Friedwald is a featured arts writer for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, and the award-winning author of ten books on music and popular culture, including the new Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole, as well as A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music. Testimonials "It was great to have an early slide summarize the course of the webinar to help explain the path Will was going to take. Great content and presenter. Learned quite a bit and heard some music I hadn't heard before!" -Brent "The speaker clearly loved Judy Garland's music, and this made it a fun presentation." -Jeffrey "The event provided an opportunity to reminisce about and appreciate a special time and to treasure the talents of Judy Garland in particular." -Jean "I liked Will’s knowledge, his exuberant personality, and well-chosen, unusual clips." -Steven "Knowledgeable host. And listeners. Good, thoughtful selection, stories. Really liked." -Arlene "Brilliant speaker." -Michael "Wonderful research...material not Seen in many many years most welcome to review" -Cynthia "Just excellent! Will does such a great Job!" -Paula

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