Monday is Martin Luther King Day

Posted on Jan 13, 2012

Two interesting ways to learn about New York’s History this Monday, January 16, 2012

Seneca Village:

Seneca Village was located in what is now Central Park.  The Central Park Conservancy is offering a free walking tour on Monday, January 16 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM to learn about Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners.  Learn about the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time.

The temperature is estimated to be sunny and 37 degrees.  Bundle up and make sure that you wear good walking shoes. 

Tour meets Inside the Park at 85th Street and Central Park West 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, normally closed on Mondays, will open its doors from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.  Enjoy the new American Wing’s suite of elegant new galleries encompasses 30,000 square feet for the display of the Museum’s superb collection.

This final phase of the American Wing renovation project is comprised of twenty-six renovated and enlarged galleries  on the second floor. The new architectural design is a contemporary interpretation of nineteenth-century Beaux-Arts galleries, including coved ceilings and natural light flowing through new skylights. The redesign, which has added 3,300 square feet of gallery space, also allows for a chronological installation of the American paintings and sculpture, and improved pathways connecting to adjacent areas of the Museum.

Twenty-one of the new galleries—including the eighteen sky-lit Joan Whitney Payson Galleries—have been created for the display the
American Wing’s extraordinary collection of paintings. Its origins date back to the 1870s, thanks to the strong support of founding Trustee-painters Frederic Edwin Church and John Frederick Kensett. For the first time, the paintings collection will be shown on a single floor, enhancing accessibility and coherence of the display.

Remember that Mountain Top Closes January 22, 2012….

Call us to create a personalized experience for you and your group and learn about the history of New York from the arrival of the Dutch to now at 212-370-1319.

Want to Stay Up To Date With News From New York?

Subscribe to our blog and get email notifications when new entries are made!

Sign Up Now →