15 March 2011

Heads Up: Museum of the City of New York


This is gonna sound a little dry for some of you (you move your mouth when you sign your name) and a little Socialist for some of you (you eat the poor & move your mouth when you sign your name) but it may appeal to the more erudite and sophisticated (you read The Trad) who have nothing to do tomorrow night except watch PBS.

There's gonna be a talk (I lost half of you) on the history (10% more) of NYC's garment industry by Andrew Dolkart, the director of Historic Preservation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture (there's one of you left and she works for the National Park Service). Details are here.

It's at the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night at 6:30 PM. Reservations are required but the entrance fee for my readers reader has been reduced to $6. Just mention The Trad when you call (917.492.3395) to order your tickets ticket.

Look, I'm going and there's not even a bar.

11 comments:

Alice Olive said...

Nothing like keeping your expectations low, is there? (This reader would go if she were in town... Sounds like a line but it's sincere.)

TRVS said...

That makes two of us who would have attended. The JFK Library class trip calls....which is also missing a bar but is well worth the trip. If there's a slide presentation I'm going to just die...take notes and sneak photos, you're good at that.

Main Line Sportsman said...

I'll wager that is one of those things that looks lame and boring on paper...but if you attend it is actually fascinating and far from boring and you are glad you did.
Or, one could turn it into a drinking game where each player must sip from a flask of hooch every time speaker says "bespoke" or "garment district"....

brohammas said...

Lemme guess, English tailors in powdered wigs, sweatshop fires, then modern urban lumberjacks. What did I miss?
MAn, I should be giving that talk, who needs Columbia?

skorpeo said...

i'm sorry, what was the question?

Anonymous said...

Well, I no longer live on that side of the country, however, it actually sounds interesting to me. And for $6, entertainment rarely comes so cheap.

T said...

...like you're not going to be carrying a flask.

All kidding aside, I'd love to go, but alack, I now live in a town where grown men feel comfortable spending a night on the town wearing jorts, leg tattoos, and a Kid Rock tour t-shirt that prominently reads "motherfucker like me" in all-caps.

Sean said...

Wasn't there a documentary about the NYC garment trade called "Schmatte" not long ago?

Anyone see it?

Makaga said...

# Sean, yes, there was a documentary called Schmata.
It was interesting, but it focused on a very small segment of the industry and wasn't as fleshed out as I believe this topic could be.

Dallas said...

Dolkart is a squirrely looking kid.

Wm. J. MIlls and Co. said...

I would have loved to be there.