In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. This annual celebration showcases and promotes the positive impact of arts education across the nation and its power to transform student learning.
At the New-York Historical Society, arts education is a pillar of our educational mission. The institution offers a variety of educational arts-based programs to both teachers and students across New York City and the greater metropolitan...Read More
This year, the historic Grand Central Terminal turns 100. Designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, the Beaux-arts style building serves as a transportation hub and tourist destination, with its elaborate astrological ceiling and iconic concourse clock. But New York City was already a destination by 1913. What was at 42nd and Park before Grand Central Terminal was built?
That intersection was still where trains from the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad,...Read More
It's officially summer, which means Coney Island is hopping with locals and tourists alike, enjoying the beach, eating hot dogs, and riding rides. On June 26, 1927 one of Coney Island's most popular and enduring rides was born--the Coney Island Cyclone!
Coasters like the Thunderbolt and the Tornado were popular additions to Coney Island's amusement parks, so Jack and Irving Rosenthal bought land previously occupied by the Giant Racer roller coaster, and hired coaster designer Vernon...Read More
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170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024