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New York Behind the Scenes

Gain valuable insights from New York’s movers and shakers, who will help you to take full advantage of the City’s cultural resources. Classroom sessions include visits from Sam Lubell, coauthor of Never Built New York, who will speak about unbuilt architectural plans that might have changed New York City’s skyline; Alice de Almeida, “chief cat officer” of The Algonquin Hotel, who will explain what being a “cat wrangler” entails; Andrew Rosenthal, who will share his experiences producing and promoting the NBC show New York Live; and Daniel Palmer, associate curator at the Public Art Fund, who will discuss how the fund makes extraordinary art available and accessible to all. Site visits will include a tour of Gulliver’s Gate, which has cut major cities of the world down to size in an artistic, creative exhibition; the National Arts Club, dedicated to generating and maintaining interest in the arts; and one of New York’s famed hotels—the Theatre District’s Hotel Edison—to discover how it has remained a constant in New York City’s changing landscape.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the leaders of New York City’s cultural institutions
  • Greater appreciation for cultural opportunities in New York City

Ideal for

  • The culturally engaged
  • Those seeking personal enrichment or professional development
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