Berthed nearby on Pier 16 are several historic ships including the Peking, a steel four-masted bark; the Wavertree, an iron full-rigged ship; the Pioneer, a cargo schooner; and the Lettie G. Howard, a wooden fishing schooner. Several of the ships have on-board exhibitions.
SmartSpaces re-imagines vacant urban spaces as places to present contemporary art. Working with curators and arts organizations, SmartSpaces facilitates artistic interventions at the borders of public and private space, transforming empty properties into temporary public art venues, with information that engages the public.
An Episcopal church, St. Paul's Chapel was built in 1766 and is the oldest continuously used building in New York City. It holds the exhibit "Unwavering Spirit: Hope and Healing at Ground Zero," which chronicles the unique history of St. Paul's and its volunteer ministry in the weeks and months after 9/11. The chapel is also home to free music performances.
Designed and built in the 1930s by legendary architect Joseph Urban, the Auditorium is an impressive 468-seat venue with a proscenium style stage. It was named one of the world's most powerful rooms by ABC news in 2014, thanks to the incredible roster of public figures and leaders who have spoken there.
Headquartered within a French Gothic-Style mansion on Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue) since 1955, the UIA promotes Ukrainian art, culture, music and literature.
The mansion, the oldest surviving private residence in the Bronx, is a fine example of vernacular Georgian architecture. Built in 1748 by Frederick Van Cortlandt, it was once at the heart of a lucrative wheat plantation that spread across much of the Bronx.
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, built around 1709 by Paulus Vander Ende, a Dutch farmer, is the oldest Dutch-American farmhouse in New York City.
This historic museum preserves the history of the free and intentional 19th century African-American community of Weeksville. In addition to tours of the Hunterfly Road houses, there are a variety of events, workshops and classes.
This wood-shingled Dutch Colonial farmhouse, built about 1652, is the oldest home in New York City. It stands on land that is believed to have been purchased in 1636 from the Canarsie Indians by Van Twiller, the first director general of New Netherland. With Dutch ceramic tiles and a period garden, visitors can tour the household of the Dutch settlers in the New World.