It is the Grand Concourse's grandest building, a broad limestone palazzo set back behind a wide grassy lawn between 166th and McClellan Streets in the Bronx. But the building, paid for by the somewhat mysterious Andrew Freedman, is not a mansion or a museum. It is a home for the elderly, and it has an unusual history. The 1924 building, the Andrew Freedman Home, operated by the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, has its own signs of age, and of rejuvenation.- Excerpted from The New York Times No Longer Empty is curating a program of arts and culture events at the home ...
Housed in a neo-Gothic structure built as a synagogue in 1849, the center hosts a range of educational and artistic projects.
A 131-year-old institute, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), based in Long Island City, is the oldest and largest archaeological organization in the North America. It offers free public lectures among other programs.
Art Production Fund (APF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
ArteEast holds public events, exhibitions, screenings, a biennial film festival, a dynamic online gallery and a resource-rich Web site to raise awareness about contemporary artists from the Middle East and its diasporas.
Complementing the superb art works in the museum are lectures by leading scholars and collectors in the field, musical and theatrical events and the screening of films from many Asian countries.
Officially the world's oldest subway tunnel, it was constructed in seven months using only hand tools and primitive equipment. It was built to provide grade separation for early Long Island Rail Road trains that lacked brakes sturdy enough to operate on city streets.
The Prospect Park Audubon Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to wildlife preservation and natural education, located inside the Boathouse, an historic New York City Landmark. In addition to having its own programs, many Prospect Park Alliance programs meet here as well.
On land purchased from the Siwanoy tribe in 1654, Robert Bartow built the last of many mansions in the then-bucolic neighborhood of Pelham Bay. Grand staircases, Empire furniture and a conservatory shaded with fruit trees are the highlights of this New York City landmark.
Every year, Batoto Yetu provides more than 300 hours of free dance instruction to underprivileged youth from the five boroughs of New York. Classes are held in Harlem every Saturday.