In conjunction with the exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies.
Author Susan Hertog discusses her new biography of two smart, self-made women who lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the 20th century: Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West.
The Yankee Stadium Forever series returns with an evening of tall tales, iconic stories, and enduring memories of the greatest players ever to roam the House that Ruth Built, and those who are commemorated in Monument Park.
From the free concerts in Tompkins Square and Central Park to Filmore East and Madison Square Garden, the Grateful Dead considered New York a second home for much of the band's 30-year touring career...
Robert A. Caro, the celebrated author of The Power Broker, discusses the power, the influence, and the lasting mark of Robert Moses.
A jam session about those who beat the odds and shocked the world of sports. Three experts turn back the clock, stopping to visit the long-suffering Brooklyn Dodgers and their triumph over the Yankees in 1955...
This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents an exciting new three-part program series in which distinguished historians will look back at the beginnings of their careers and at the historians and works that influenced.
E. L. Doctorow's new novel Homer & Langley is a fictionalized account of the Collyer brothers, two of New York's most infamous hermits.
David Ruggles was the best known "conductor" of the Underground Railroad in New York City, with Frederick Douglass one of 600 fugitives whom Ruggles sheltered in his home.
In the 15th century, the Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to leave their homes on the Iberian peninsula, fleeing the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition. In 1654, the first group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews arrived in New Amsterdam and founded the Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States. In this program, three experts discuss those early pioneers, the Judeo-Spanish Diaspora, and the history of Spanish Jews in New York.