Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Yorkville

NEW DATE!

 
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Who lives in Yorkville? What makes a neighborhood come to life? Join noted hospitality professional Angela Christensen for an early evening walk as we uncover what makes Yorkville tick. Cultural centers and old-world family businesses have shaped Yorkville into a diverse enclave within a residential neighborhood. We will experience the flavor and charm of this neighborhood with treats along the way including the surprising location of an Andy Warhol studio. On our stroll we pass places of interest that will include: Budapest Café, Czech Consulate, Orwashers Bakery, Schaller & Weber, Suburban Hook & Ladder Company No. 13, and the Hungarian Cultural Center.


Wednesday, October 3rd
5:30 p.m.
Meeting point will be provided upon registration.
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Rain or shine.
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$15 FRIENDS members, $25 non-members
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To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at info@friends-ues.org.

Behind the Scenes at Peter Pennoyer Architects

Credit: Peter Pennoyer Architects, 151 East 78th street. Photography by Eric Piasecki.

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Peter Pennoyer Architects
 is an award-winning 50-person firm of architects, interior designers, and related professionals. Founded in 1990, PPA has been recognized as a leading design firm for its substantial and varied body of work for residential, institutional and commercial commissions across the country and abroad. On October 11th, founder and principal Peter Pennoyer will lead a behind the scenes tour of PPA’s office and studios exclusively for members of FRIENDS of the Upper East Side. Join us for a chance to explore the environment in which the PPA team creates the designs for sophisticated details and craftsmanship that strike a balance between comfort, luxury, beauty, and continuity with the past.
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With special thanks to Peter Pennoyer Architects
 
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Thursday, October 11th
6:00 p.m.
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Location: Peter Pennoyer Architects
136 Madison Avenue
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Free for current members of FRIENDS of the Upper East Side.
Advance registration is required.
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To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at info@friends-ues.org.
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Kleindeutschland in the East Village: A Walking Tour

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Prior to the massive influx of Eastern European Jews after 1880, the Lower East Side, often referred to as “Kleindeutschland” or “Little Germany”, comprised the largest German-speaking community outside of Germany. This population tragically diminished with the noted General Slocum Disaster in the East River, when over a thousand German immigrants perished on a steamship hired for a Sunday School picnic for St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Within a year, most of the German community had left the neighborhood – many who moved north to Yorkville, which became the “new” home of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Join noted tour leader Justin Ferate to discover the remnants of the German roots of the Lower East Side including the Astor Library, the German-American Shooting Club, the Ottendorfer Library, an original Turnverein, Tompkins Square and the haunting memorial to the children who died in the General Slocum Disaster. The tour will also include a private visit to the former St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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Sunday, October 14th
1:00 p.m.
East Village meeting point will be provided upon registration
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Rain or Shine.
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$15 members , $25 non-members
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To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at info@friends-ues.org.
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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Book Launch!

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On November 7th, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side is proud to launch Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville, an illustrated history of Yorkville’s development and its immigrant roots. This original publication, researched and written by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side, uncovers the compelling story of Yorkville’s immigrant past and patterns of development, and places that history against the backdrop of representative buildings remaining today where immigrants lived, worked, shopped, and prayed. These buildings play an integral role in defining Yorkville’s character, but until now the comprehensive story of Yorkville has not been told.
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We are thrilled to finally share Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville with you! Prepare for a night of celebration, discussion, and the screening of an original documentary mini-series produced by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side. Be one of the first to enjoy the finished product for yourself, or as a gift for one of the Yorkville fans in your life.
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Books will be for sale for the very first time at the event, and online to follow. Active FRIENDS members will receive a special discount on all book purchases. JOIN or RENEW your membership today!
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Wednesday, November 7th
6:30 p.m.
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Location: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
215 East 71st Street
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Free to the public. Advance registration required.
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To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at info@friends-ues.org.
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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

After Postmodernism: From Laughed-At to Landmarked

  
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The Postmodern style, the defining look of the 1980s, is not commonly associated with the architecture of the Upper East Side. However, amidst a sea of bricks, brownstone, and Beaux-Arts Classicism, glimpses of Postmodern design sensibility can be found both within the streetscape and in a number of notable interiors in the neighborhood. Buildings that were originally mocked are now respected, and even landmarked, as they are reevaluated decades later. Join Judith Gura, author of Postmodern Design Complete and Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York for a discussion about the origins of this sometimes-controversial style, its influence on architecture, objects, interiors, and graphics, and the indelible marks it has left on the Upper East Side in particular, both inside and out.
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Thursday, November 29th
6:00 p.m.
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New York School of Interior Design,
170 East 70th Street
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$15 FRIENDS members, $25 non-members
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To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 
or email us at info@friends-ues.org.
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These programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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