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New York Behind the Scenes

Gain insights from New York’s movers and shakers. 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 describe what being a cat wrangler entails; Andrew Rosenthal who will share his experiences producing and promoting the NBC show, New York Live; Daniel Palmer, associate curator at the Public Art Fund, who will explain how they make extraordinary art accessible to all; and Diana Carulli, designer of labyrinths, and Mary McHugh, with a labyrinthian journalistic career, who will trace those paths. Site visits will include a tour of Gulliver’s Gate, which has cut major cities of the world down to size in a creative exhibition; the National Arts Club, dedicated to generating and maintaining interest in the arts; and a visit to the famous Hotel Edison in the Theater District 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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