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Tickets: $29 – $32 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nycs-gilded-age-mansions-stories-of-opulent-lifestyles-family-scandals-registration-56494365167 Glorious survivors of a glittering past, the mansions of the Upper East Side tell stories of wealth, society, tragedy, and scandal. Marvel at the millionaire homes that rival the palaces of Europe, stroll the rarified air around these Gilded Age homes, and hear the fascinating tales that played out behind closed doors. Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for a private walking tour through several blocks of history and architecture of New York’s Belle Époque, which saw the rise of Gilded Age mansions built by some of Manhattan’s wealthiest and most powerful titans. Led by New York historian Tom Miller, our unique experience will include: • An overview of the Gilded Age in America, from how and why it started to what it came to represent • A walk past the sumptuous Joseph Pulitzer, Henry T. Sloane, and Edward S. Harkness residences, as well as lesser-known homes hiding in plain sight • Stories of nearly limitless wealth and opulent lifestyles, but also of tragedy, scandal, and greed Click here to see pictures from one of our last Gilded Age mansion strolls! (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/gallery/27352210) See you there! *Please bring water and comfortable shoes as we’ll be on our feet for the duration of the tour! **This tour does not go inside any of the mansions About Tom Miller Architectural and social historian Tom Miller is the author of Seeking New York (https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-New-York-Architecture-Manhattan-One/dp/0789329174), as well as the popular blog “Daytonian in Manhattan” (http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/). Since 2009 Tom has published a blog post on a different Manhattan location every day—now totaling more than 2,000. His research and reporting focus as much on the social histories of the buildings—the tragedies and sorrows, triumphs and scandals of the people who built and lived in the houses—as on their architecture and styles. Tom Miller’s retelling of these stories make the buildings come alive; and suddenly they are more than brick, marble and limestone, but the histories of real people. Categories: Tours, Active, Historic Sites
Just in time for Easter, we’re having a brunch party for the entire family. The Easter Bunny even plans on hopping in for some photo ops and light refreshments! Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. Our interactive DJs will keep your kids entertained by getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We’ll also have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party. ONLINE TICKETS: https://easterbrunch4-20.eventbrite.com/?aff=MeetUp Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid-friendly hits all afternoon: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B Special notes: • All ages welcome; ages 5+ recommended • Rain or shine • Photos with the Easter Bunny! • All food and drink, including bottomless drinks, are sold separately • VIP Birthday Packages available, please contact [masked] Bottomless Brunch Details: • $18 when a brunch item is ordered • 90 Mins per person of unlimited brunch drinks & beer of the day • Brunch Drinks: Prosecco, Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary, Red Sangria, Margarita Common Questions: • Do I need headphones? Anyone is allowed into Katch to eat/drink but you need headphones to hear the music & participate in the activities. For more details: https://www.quietevents.com/event/easterbrunch4-20/ Search for other events: https://www.quietevents.com
Tickets: $25 – 29 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exclusive-look-inside-the-loews-valencia-nycs-first-wonder-theatre-registration-58434657634 Wedged between a tiny linen store and discount clothing outlet in the heart of Jamaica, Queens, is a former theater that, at first look, appears equally unassuming — though just beyond the front doors is one of the most impressive architectural masterpieces in all of New York. Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for an exclusive look inside the historic landmarked Loew’s Valencia Theatre in Queens, one of the five Loew’s “wonder theatre” movie palaces built in the New York City area between[masked]. Led by a member of the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, the church that has maintained the building since the 1970s, our unique experience at this opulent theatre will include: • A discussion around the history and story of the Valencia Theatre, from once the most successful movie theatre in Queens, to its acquisition by the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in 1979 • A walkthrough of the original lobby, parlors, and hallways • A closer look inside the main 3,554-seat auditorium, which is decorated in a mix of Spanish Colonial and pre-Columbian styles • An incredibly rare opportunity to see the theatre's atmospheric ceiling in action, with its hundreds of flickering lights representing a starry night Click here to see pictures from one of our previous visits to Valencia Theatre! (https://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/26342240) See you there! Categories: Tours, Hidden Spots, Arts, Historic Sites
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-PAY ONLY EVENT Please read carefully: This event is being hosted by Dave Cervini's newyorksocialnetwork.com ( http://www.newyorksocialnetwork.com/ ) and several of their partner Meet Up groups. The number of people you see registered on your Meet Up represent only a portion of those actually attending. If you have any questions or want to know how many are attending from all groups please contact the event host at [masked] COST: $15.00 PRE-PAY BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW: https://www.newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/?ee=3619 MUST PRE-PAY!!! IF YOU ONLY SIGN UP HERE, THIS DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPOT/HOLD YOUR TICKET. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE LINK TO PRE-PAY Experience Central Park in a whole new way with our Adults only Central Park Easter Egg Scavenger & History Hunt! It is a fun way to meet new people or hang out with familiar friends in NYC's Urban Oasis! If you don't have a team we will set you up on one as you set out to find fun and historical things that are already part of the park. You will also be looking for the hidden eggs along the way! Following the hunt you can join members of the hunt for a bite to eat at a local pub or restaurant. How it works: -Come alone or with friends to Good Enough to Eat Burgers and Brews at 11:30am. We will set up the teams (teams of 5 only) -Each team will have 90 minutes to find as many clues at they can inside the park (clues will be in historical markers, wildlife, street performers, tourists, fountains, statues, bridges and hidden secrets) -There will also be over 100 eggs hidden along the way (in bushes, behind benches, under statues, and in the Ramble). Each egg will be worth extra points for the teams that find them -At the end of the 90 minutes each team will return to Zen Taco to see which group has uncovered the most clues to win prizes! Is this going to be hard or do I need experience? No this is a fun hunt and designed to make the clues easy to find. What if it rains? We will send updates before the event. Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event will likely register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests. Do I need a ticket? If this is a free event, no. For paid events: Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door. If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment. If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher. Dress Code: At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated. Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best always. How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register for the event and send follow up emails as we get closer. Ages: 21+ Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated. If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.