Today’s Calendar

The crowds and flowers at City Hall
Love Thy Neighbor Tour
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Join us for the Love Thy Neighbor tour, an hour-long tour that discusses the stories of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in the United States using unique artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Presented as part of Immigrant Heritage Week   36 Battery Place. FREE
Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee
Manhattan Borough President’s Office 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South

1) Interim Flood Protection Measures for the South Street Seaport – Presentation by the Office of Emergency Management
2) Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study/Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency – Presentation by the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency & NYC Economic Development Corporation

Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Join us for dinner as author Joyce Lee Malcolm is presented with the 2019 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award for her book, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life. An honorable mention will also be presented to Bob Drury and Tom Clavin for Valley Forge,  and to Albert Louis Zambone for Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life. Ticket purchase includes cocktail hour in the Davis Flag Gallery, dinner in the Bissell Room of Fraunces Tavern, and a signed copy of The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold. 54 Pearl Street. $125
“Towards the Glass Box: Postwar Skyscrapers in Portland, New York and Chicago”
Skyscraper Museum
The ubiquitous “”Glass Box”” skyscrapers of the postwar era have a surprisingly opaque history. In this talk, architect and professor Thomas Leslie asks “”where did the glass skin come from?”” and shows how lighting, air conditioning, and glass technologies developed in the decades before Lever House and Seagram. Leslie reveals how solid-wall systems rapidly evolved through experiments with reliable cladding and servicing systems to produce the triumph of transparency. 39 Battery Place. FREE
The ISIS Files
911 Museum and Memorial
New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, will discuss “The ISIS Files,” a collection of 15,000 pages of documents left behind by ISIS in Iraq, and how these documents have shaped our understanding of the terrorist group. FREE

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