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Number Our Days: A Photographic Oratorio

How can we hold onto each other with joy, even in the face of inevitable loss? Each day for 18 years, Jamie Livingston documented his life by taking a single Polaroid—until his death at age 41. Then his “Photo of the Day” went online, creating an immediate global sensation years before Instagram launched. With music […]

Adult Zumba

Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc. Proof of vaccination required.


294th Anniversary of the Founding of New York City’s First Synagogue

Commemoration of the founding of New York City’s (and North America’s) first temple. On the seventh day of Passover April 8, 1730 the nascent Jewish community of New York City consecrated the Mill Street Synagogue at what today is 26 South William Street. Congregation Shearith Israel which was has long since moved to the Upper […]


Washington & Hamilton in New York City Walking Tour

American history comes alive on the streets where it happened in historic locations critical to the lives and partnership of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington! Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent revolt, honor the fallen American troops in the Battle of Brooklyn, celebrate the Constitution’s ratification, and applaud Hamilton's […]


Penelope’s Balloons

Picture Book Launch: Brooke Bourgeois presents Penelope's Balloons, in conversation with Claire Tattersefield. From a dynamic debut creator, here is a charming and endearing story about an elephant’s quest for acceptance—destined to become a modern classic.

Urban Farming 101 Workshop: Soil & Seed Starting

Learn to manage the health of your vegetable garden soil through a deeper understanding of its composition and biology. Our Urban Farming 101 series is geared toward those with little to no experience. RSVP is required.


Hamilton and Washington Secrets of the Past Walking tour

Experience American history on the streets where it happened, and through the lives of our first commander-in-chief and president, George Washington, and destitute immigrant turned Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton–two men who were truly indispensable in guiding and shaping the destiny of the United States.


How Beavers Made America

Award-winning author Leila Philip will lead a talk focusing on her book "Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America," which investigates the fascinating role that beavers had in the history of Manahatta and their enduring contributions to the past, present, and future of New York Harbor.



Insider’s tour of the Perelman Performing Arts Center


Salieu Suso

Born into a family of traditional African jalis (musician-historians), Salieu Suso began training on the 21-stringed kora at the age of 8 and began his professional career by the age of fifteen. He has performed widely throughout the U.S., Africa, and Europe and is known for his diverse range of musical collaborations. In 2003 he […]


Hoppy Rabbit Playdate

Families and children interested in exploring Chinese language and culture meet at an indoor playground space. Open to all.

Spring Shred-a-thon and e-Waste Recycling Event

Just in time for Tax Day, the Downtown Alliance is hosting its annual Spring Shred-a-thon and e-Waste Recycling Event. Grab your old electronics and unwanted documents and bring them over to Fulton Street between Ryders Alley and Cliff Street. There, you’ll find a mobile shredding truck ready to securely destroy and recycle all sensitive documents, […]