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September 2017
$5
September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Skyscraper Hats

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

Ready for Halloween? How about creating a giant, a piece of art, a commanding structure -- or how about all three: a skyscraper! Join us on Saturday, September 30, and build your own Halloween costume. Dress up as a tall tower from around the world or create your own spooky structure to trick or treat in! All ages.

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October 2017
$5
October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Elevator Up!

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

There would be no skyscrapers without elevators! One of several important inventions that make tall buildings possible, elevators enable skyscrapers to rise higher than ever. After learning the history of hoists and how elevators work, kids will build their machine out of cardboard and string and give it a test run. Ages 7+.

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Free
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

John Hill Book Talk: How to Build a Skyscraper

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

In How to Build a Skyscraper, John Hill examines 45 noteworthy skyscrapers from across the decades and around the world – from NYC's Flatiron Building to the world's current tallest, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE – and highlights unique characteristics of their history, design, construction, and function. Each iconic building is described in concise text, beautiful photography, and bespoke drawings that reveal the tower's internal structure. Join us as Hill discusses selections from a book that promises to be a…

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$5
October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Ghastly Gargoyles

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

What are gargoyles and what do they do? Young learners will hear about the history and function of some of New York’s creepiest works of architecture, just in time for Halloween! After, children will build their very own gargoyles. All Ages.

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November 2017
$5
November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Lower Manhattan Postcards

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

Take a quick tour of our museum to learn about Lower Manhattan in the late twentieth century! Then, design your own postcards featuring NYC skyscrapers and write a "Wish You Were Here!" to give your loved ones for Thanksgiving. All Ages.

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Free
November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mike Wallace Book Talk: Greater Gotham, A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

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

Picking up in 1898, where the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham left off, Greater Gotham doubles down on detail to cover a remarkable period in New York City's history. Beginning with the consolidation of the five boroughs and ending just after WW1, this long-awaited sequel surveys two decisive decades that saw the city’s physical and population growth into the world's second-largest metropolis and a center of global finance. Join us as Mike Wallace discusses the remarkable book that Publisher's Weekly writes "sets a standard for urban history, capturing both New…

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$5
November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Sky Boys

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

Children are invited to listen to a story about building the Empire State Building from the award-winning book Sky Boys by Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome. After the reading, kids will design their very own skyscraper. All Ages.

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December 2017
$5
December 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

FAMILY PROGRAM: Geodesic Dome Workshop

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

Learn about domes from across the world! From igloos to Bucky Fuller's minimalist structural frames, this amazing shape has many uses. How does geometry help the domes stand up? Kids will build their own domed structures while learning some history along the way. Ages 7+.

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