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Clubbing at the Century Association

7 West 43rd Street 7 West 43rd Street, New York , NY

Century Association, 1935. Photo courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York   Jonathan Harding, curator of The Century Association, will lead a tour of one of New York City’s most sophisticated clubhouses. Learn about this quintessentially conversational New York club. Its longtime home on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, built in 1897, […]

$25.00 – $35.00

Henry Holiday and the Windows of The Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

Henry Holiday and the Windows of The Church of the Holy Trinity Henry Holiday, painter, stained glass designer, illustrator, sculptor and a Pre-Raphaelite, was well known in his native England. Holiday also enjoyed great success in New York, designing more than 30 windows, including the 17 in the Church of the Holy Trinity.   George […]

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London Coinciding with the upcoming Bard Graduate Center’s exhibition, Susan Weber, founder and director of the Bard and exhibition co-curator, examines John Lockwood Kipling’s life as designer, architectural sculptor, curator, educator, illustrator and journalist. This lecture will illuminate the unrecognized genius of Lockwood Kipling and […]

A New York Christmas – Ho Ho Ho at Gothamtide

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

A New York Christmas - Ho Ho Ho at Gothamtide Celebrate the holiday season with Sibyl McCormack Groff, author and historian, who is known locally as “Queen Santa,” as she demonstrates the importance of New York as the Christmas Capital. She explores places to visit during Gothamtide, with its hidden treasures and delectable treats.   […]

Ladies of The Ticker: Women of Wall Street

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

This lecture will feature speaker George Robb, a professor of history at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Long overlooked in histories of finance, women played an essential role in areas such as banking and the stock market during the late 19th-and early 20th-centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Professor Robb's pioneering study published […]

Brunch at the Oscar Wilde Bar

Oscar Wilde Bar 45 W 27th, New York, NY

Enjoy an alcoholic beverage and a three-course meal in a private room in the ornately decorated Oscar Wilde Bar. During our brunch, Russell Needham will enlighten us on how the establishment that celebrates the legendary English author and wit came to be filled with an unusual collection of antiques. The bar is near Tin Pan […]

$65

Hidden History of LGBT Victorian New York

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, founded in 2015, is the first cultural heritage initiative to document historic LGBT spaces in the city’s five boroughs. The panelists will focus on sites from the 1840s to the 1920s. Special attention will be given to the project’s work in amending the National Register of Historic Places nomination […]

An Oyster Bay Day

On Long Island’s North Shore we will visit Sagamore Hill, the mansion Theodore Roosevelt built in 1884-85 and used during the summers of his presidency, 1901-08. Family furnishings remain in the house. Time permitting, a drive through part of what was Louis Comfort Tiffany’s estate will afford glimpses of remain-ing elements. After lunch we go […]

$140 – $165

Mark Twain and Charles Darwin: The Evolution of Literature

Church of the Holy Trinity 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

Mark Twain (1835-1910) and Charles Darwin (1809-1882) met only once, but Darwin influenced Twain’s work and view on society, while Twain was one of Darwin’s favorite novelists. Golden has explored the unexpected connections between two Victorian intellectual titans, examining the full range of Twain’s writing, from fiction, travelogues, philosophical works, social commentary and personal correspondence. […]

Exploring NoHo: the Neighborhood Where Manhattan’s Gilded Age Began

Lafayette Place was the premier address for the leading families of antebellum New York, when "Society" transitioned from staid brownstone houses on Washington Square to the Gilded Age mansions along Fifth Avenue. Nearby Bond and Great Jones Streets were also favored addresses. Michael Rayhill, who focused on the area during his graduate studies, will lead […]

51st Annual Business Meeting

Church of the Incarnation 209 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Please join us for the Annual Meeting and Awards. After the presentation, members and guests are invited to a reception where they can meet the award recipients. Event is Free for members Guest rate $ 25.00 Please RSVP to membership@vicsocny.org

$25

Sugar, Cigars and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York

5 West 63rd Street 5 West 63rd Street, New York, New York

More than century before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 sparked an exodus that created today’s prominent Cuban American presence, Cubans were settling in New York in what became the largest community of Latin Americans in the 19th-century Northeast. Lisandro Pérez’s new book, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York (NYU Press), brings […]