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The Skyscraper Museum

June 2017
Free
June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sarah Williams Goldhagen Book Talk: Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Drawing on new discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, in her new book Welcome to Your World, architecture critic and historian Sarah Williams Goldhagen probes how environments profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being. In this Skyscraper Seminar, conceived as a conversation with design professionals, Goldhagen will focus on issues of high-rise living and urban density. Drawing on the examples from her book, she'll suggest how to bring new research and insights to construct a world better suited to human…

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July 2017
$5
July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Family Program: DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

After a tour of our new exhibition, Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, families will go on a skyscraper scavenger hunt in the gallery, examining photographs, videos, and text for clues. Kids will then create illustrations of their favorite discoveries. All Ages. RSVP required. 5 dollars per child. Members free.

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Free
July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Anthony W. Robins Book Talk: New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins new walking tour guidebook traces itineraries in Manhattan and across the boroughs. Maps by John Tauranac and color plates by Art Deco photographer Randy Juster enrich the mix. Join Tony for a talk that distills his thirty years experience hunting the urban Art Deco. A native New Yorker, Anthony W.…

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$5
July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Family Program: ADAPTIVE RE-USE WORKSHOP

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Our current exhibition, Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, features many buildings that were re-designed from commercial to residential. Young architects will learn about adaptive re-use around the world, and then they will pick a NYC skyscraper to re-invent. RSVP required. $5.00 per child, members free.

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$5
July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Family Program: UP! UP! UP! INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Young learners will be introduced to the basics of skyscraper construction through a group reading of Anastasia Suen’s picture book Up! Up!Up!. After the story, young architects will design their own skyscrapers. Maybe one day their designs will make it to the construction site! All Ages. RSVP Required. Five dollars per child, members free.

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August 2017
$5
August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Family Program: TRASH TOWERS

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

People recycle bottles, paper, and clothing all the time. But did you know that buildings are recycled too? Come learn how builders reduce waste by reusing materials from older buildings to create new ones. Kids will make their own "Trash Towers" from recycled materials that they can tear down and rebuild over and over again. Ages 5+. RSVP Required. Five dollars per child, members free.

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$5
August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Family Program: SUSTAINABLE SKYSCRAPERS

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Did you know that Battery Park City is a model green community? Explore the possibilities for greening New York City! Kids will work together to investigate how to make our cities healthy and sustainable. Children will model green buildings and plan a green city, giving them a hands-on understanding of sustainable design. Ages 5+. RSVP Required Five dollars per child, members free.

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