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Event Schedule for Autumn 2017

Reservations are required for all events; please note start times and locations

  Sunday
Sep 17
12:00-
1:30 PM
  Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan. Anthony W. Robins, tour guide. From the spectacular skyline up in the air to archaeological relics down underground, lower Manhattan remains one of the world's great urban treasures. This tour, which includes the former Custom House, Steamship Row, Castle Clinton, Federal Hall, and the House of Morgan, will discover well-known highlights as well as some unexpected delights. Anthony W. Robins is a historian and author specializing in New York City architecture. While on the staff of the NY Landmarks Commission, he supervised research on the buildings of Lower Manhattan. He currently teaches at NYU and Columbia, lectures nationally and internationally, and is the author of books on Grand Central Terminal, the World Trade Center, and, most recently, Art Deco New York: A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture.

Meet on the steps of the former US Custom House
(now home to the National Museum of the American Indian)
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004    map

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members. Payment required in advance.
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Old Custom House
Old Custom House
by Elisa Rolle - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Credit Link


 
  Wednesday
Oct 4
6-9 PM
  Wondrous Wall Street (at India House). Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. New Yorkers - and the occasional visitor - know something of the architectural richness of Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side. But Lower Manhattan vies with any section of Gotham with its superlative buildings and superb historical memories. Any tour of Lower Manhattan must begin with St. Paul's Chapel on Broadway, designed in 1766. It is an amazing survivor of the colonial era of the city. And we must not forget that the Brooklyn Bridge belongs to Lower Manhattan. Roebling's stunning towers are perhaps the most dramatic Gothic structures in America. The Beaux Arts is brilliantly represented by George B. Post's magnificent New York Stock Exchange, its tall Corinthian columns indeed making it a temple of commerce. Wall Street also boasts one of the finest Art Deco commercial edifices in the world in Irving Trust's One Wall Street. Thanks to the patronage of David Rockefeller, Gordon Bunshaft's Chase Manhattan Bank of 1961 is an outstanding example of the International Style. David Garrard Lowe leads us on an exciting virtual tour that will discuss not only the bricks, stone and glass of Lower Manhattan, but will also remind us of the colorful characters - Alexander Hamilton, J.P. Morgan, James Hazen Hyde, and others - who created this precinct of gold and glory.

The lecture will be preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by a buffet dinner.
India House
One Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004    map

$59 per person.
Reserve directly with India House.
212-269-2323, press 3; or email membership@indiahouse.nyc
(Payment must be made directly to India House; cash or check only)




New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
By Kowloonese (08:27, 30 May 2004) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Credit Link


Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
By Jim.henderson - Own work, CC0, Credit Link


 
  Wednesday
Oct 18
6:30 PM
  London Moderne. Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. When one hears the word Art Deco, one usually thinks of Paris and New York. But in the 1920s and 1930s, London gave birth to some of the most extraordinary Art Deco structures in the world. Come on this delightful trip to that chic, exciting London. Travel to England on the Queen Mary and check in to the redesigned Claridge's or that moderne masterpiece, the Savoy. Visit the massive BBC Broadcasting House with its stunning sculpture by Eric Gill. Stop by the jazzy Express building with its black glass façade. If you need a little respite, dash into the New Victoria cinema where, on the silver screen, Jessie Matthews will sing and dance her way into your heart. These are just a few of the places featured in this stunning illustrated lecture. Presented with the Art Deco Society of New York. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (between Park & Lexington)    map

$35 members; $45 non-members.
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Savoy Hotel, London
Savoy Hotel
By ChrisO at en.wikipedia - Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was located here. Original uploader was ChrisO at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Credit Link


 
  Monday
Nov 20
6:30 PM
  Louis Sherry and the Art of Dining in Edith Wharton's New York. Illustrated lecture by Carl Raymond. New York's restaurant scene during the glittering Gilded Age of the 1880s and 90s was populated by grand establishments often resembling towering stage sets and even grander personalities. Without question, the two most important names that dominated the culinary culture of the time were Delmonico's, long the bastion of blue blood elite, and the new rival Louis Sherry. In this illustrated talk, professionally trained chef and food historian Carl Raymond will return to New York's Gilded Age to share an overview of what dining both public and private was like, from the table settings to the dishes prepared and served, during the age Edith Wharton chronicled so vividly in her novels. Carl Raymond is a food historian, writer, and museum educator. Carl trained at the French Culinary Institute as well as the Institute for Culinary Education and holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. He has taught recreational cooking classes throughout New York City and has lectured on food history for the Merchant's House Museum, The National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Historic Royal Palaces and St. George's Society. Most recently, he was a contributing writer to Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, a culinary history of the Gilded Age. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (between Park & Lexington)    map

$35 members; $45 non-members.
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Delmonico's 1893
Delmonico's 1893

Image extracted from page 245 of King's Handbook of New York City …, by KING, Moses. Original held and digitised by the British Library. Copied from Flickr. vvbNote: The colours, contrast and appearance of these illustrations are unlikely to be true to life. They are derived from scanned images that have been enhanced for machine interpretation and have been altered from their originals.This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection, a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library. View image on Flickr   View all images from book   View catalogue entry for book Belorussian (tarashkevitsa) | English | franšais | +/-, Public Domain, Credit Link



 

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