Upcoming Talks and Walking Tours with Ephemeral New York!

I want to let everyone know about three events happening this month, May 2022, featuring Ephemeral New York. All are open to the public, and it would be great to meet readers of this site!

Photo: Salmagundi Club

On Thursday May 19 at 3:30 pm, I’ll be speaking at the Salmagundi Club as part of their Afternoon Tea Talks monthly series. Inside this art and social organization’s beautiful brownstone parlor at 47 Fifth Avenue, host Carl Raymond and I will be talking about Gilded Age New York City, as well as how Ephemeral New York got its start, insider info about the site, and more.

After the talk, tea, sandwiches, and cookies will be available to cap off this casual and fun event. Many of you probably know Carl through his popular podcast, The Gilded Gentleman, plus his historical talks and tours exploring Gotham. Click the link for tickets!

Image: New York Adventure Club

On Sunday May 15 at 1 p.m. and again on Sunday May 22 at 1 p.m., I’ll be leading a walking tour through the New York Adventure Club, “Exploring the Gilded Age Mansion and Memorials of Riverside Drive.” The tour starts at 83rd Street and ends at 107th Street. In between we’ll walk up Riverside and delve into the history of this beautiful avenue born in the Gilded Age, which became a second “mansion row” and was set to rival Fifth Avenue as the city’s “millionaire colony.” The tour will explore the mansions and monuments that still survive as well as the incredible houses lost to the wrecking ball.

Tickets for May 15 can be bought here, and tickets for May 22 at this link. Hope to see a great turnout on a lovely May day!

[First image: Salmagundi Club; second image: New York Adventure Club]

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8 Responses to “Upcoming Talks and Walking Tours with Ephemeral New York!”

  1. Scott Norman Says:

    These walking tours are a GREAT idea. Please keep them coming!

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      Will do! Another has been scheduled for June 5, and hopefully more through the month.

  2. EJD Says:

    Long time follower of this site and wish I could come Esther.
    Looks fun!

  3. DAVID EVANS/upriverdavid Says:

    If I was 3,000 miles away I’d love to go for the walk.
    I do enjoy your site, my family grew up back east, Seattle for me.

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      Thanks! There might be some online events in the future, so you can attend from anywhere.

  4. Chris Higgins Says:

    I’m a Baby Boomer born in Brooklyn and raised in Glendale, Queens, near the Brooklyn border. I’ve been living in Tempe, AZ for the past 40 years but still love NYC, and greatly enjoy and appreciate your online content. I’m sorry I can’t attend your in-person offerings and wish you would present hybrid versions! Keep up the Great Work! – Chris Higgins


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