Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights Opens its Doors for New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Tours on May 5 and May 6

On Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, Plymouth Church will open its doors for the 8th annual New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House. Each year, over 100 sacred sites provide tours to the public for this statewide event, sharing their unique art, architecture and history. This year’s theme is “Sacred Sounds and Settings,” focusing on history, music, and artistic performances in these spaces. Plymouth will participate in this event by offering guided tours and musical performances on both days. Tours, led by Plymouth’s History Ministry, will highlight the 170-year history of the progressive congregation, its impressive pipe organ, and its role in creating the first hymnal.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt. The hunt is for ages 10 and up.

VIOLATED! Women in Holocaust and Genocide Art Exhibition

Join us for the opening of “VIOLATED! Women in Holocaust and Genocide”, Remember the Women Institute’s international art exhibition at the Ronald Feldman Gallery, 31 Mercer Street, SoHo, New York City, at 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, April 12, 2018, and running for a month. At a time when powerful men’s sexual abuse of women is making daily headlines, this exhibition offers artistic representations of sexual violence with a much greater ratio of power to powerlessness–during the Holocaust and some later genocides. There were no conditions for a #MeToo movement for Holocaust survivors, and despite advances in technology and feminist ideology, this situation has not changed significantly for the victims of later genocides. The women were often murdered, and survivors were frequently silenced by their own unwarranted sense of shame.

The History of Protest Fashion

“Fashion is instant language,” Miuccia Prada has claimed, and it’s often how people signal their belief in a cause. In the 18th century, everyday folk who took down the crown during the French Revolution called themselves “Sans-Culottes,” as they wore pants, not the fancy culottes of the royals. In the 20th century hippies, punks, and especially the Black Panthers created signature looks that outwardly express their beliefs. More recently, we have the pussy hat and designers like Chanel and Dior bringing protest messages to the runway. Get an in-depth look at the fashions of various social movements, and discover how counter-cultural looks influence mainstream style.

Watson Adventures’ Escape from Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this scavenger hunt in Grand Central Station. The good news is that the villain is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box?

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You’ll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for “ghost” trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You’ll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for “ghost” trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions?