Upcoming Programs

The book talks and lectures below are held at The Skyscraper Museum from 6:30-8 pm and are free of charge, except when noted. The gallery and exhibition are open for viewing from 6 pm. To assure admittance, guests must either use the RSVP form on this site or send an email to [email protected] with the name of the program you would like to attend.

Please be aware that reservation priority is given to Members and employees of Corporate Members of The Skyscraper Museum. Not a member? Become a Museum member today!

Book Talks continue to be presented as webinars. Past lectures are posted on our website and YouTube channel for full online access. Curator's tours are held in-person in the gallery.


RSVP Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The Museum’s director, Carol Willis, will offer a gallery tour of RESIDENTIAL RISING: Lower Manhattan since 9/11, which focuses on Downtown’s doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Curator’s tours are FREE, but you must book a timed ticket at 3pm on Eventbrite, through the RSVP button.

Co-op City and the Story of New York

RSVP Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM
In Freedomland, Annemarie Sammartino tells Co-op City’s story from the perspectives of those who built it and of the ordinary people who made their homes in this monument to imperfect liberal ideals of economic and social justice. Located on the grounds of the former Freedomland amusement park on the northeastern edge of the Bronx, Co-op City’s 35 towers and 236 townhouses have been home to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.

New York Art Deco:
Birds, Beasts & Blooms

RSVP Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 6:00 PM
New York City, arguably the world’s Art Deco capital, is well known for its iconic towers. In a new book, New York Art Deco: Birds, Beasts & Blooms, photographer ANDREW GARN and writer ERIC P. NASH illustrate the myriad ways that Art Deco is drawn in steel, stone, terra cotta, brass, and bronze upon the city’s great buildings. Featuring both the legendary landmarks and little known treasures, this new collection of Garn’s photographs richly illustrates the metropolitan menagerie. Join us for a visual feast of Birds, Beasts & Blooms.

Buried Beneath the City:
An Archaeological History of New York

RSVP Tue, Nov 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Buried Beneath the City uses urban archaeology to retell the history of New York, from the deeper layers of the past to the topsoil of recent events. The book demonstrates how the archaeological record often goes beyond written history by preserving mundane things—details of everyday life that are beneath the notice of the documentary record.