Join the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) and leading scholars this weekend in examining and celebrating Salsa’s cultural and commercial influence on New York City and beyond. The event on Sunday, September 17th at 2pm will include a musical performance by OLA FRESCA , reception, and viewing of MCNY’s exhibition Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York (on view through November 26th). NYUSPS CALA students are eligible to buy tickets at the member price of $15.00. More information about the event here. The Museum is also hosting a number of other interesting events and symposia this Fall:
Our 400-Year Battle with Water – Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm
Historian and best-selling author Russell Shorto considers the parallels between early Dutch settlers’ efforts to tame the tides and our present-day response to climate change.
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium – Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
A symposium featuring Amitav Ghosh and Andrew Revkin on how New York can approach its future as a coastal city in an era of rising seas.
Trains, Tunnels, and Trees – Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm
Historian Jill Jonnes connects the past, present, and future of New York City’s physical and infrastructural growth.
Block by Block: Christopher Gray’s New York – Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm
A conversation about the legacy of architectural historian and journalist Christopher Gray (1950-2017), moderated by Paul Goldberger.
Learn more about and engage with New York City’s art, culture, and history through the following courses at CALA this Fall: