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Monthly Curator Tours of “Home Plate” at Morris Jumel Mansion

Join exhibition curator, Neil Scherer of Going, Going, Gone Sports on a one-hour specialized tour of the exhibition, “Home Plate,” which features iconic moments from the Polo Grounds stadium.

Since its construction in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion has witnessed countless changes to the property and built environment. The original estate stretched from the Hudson to Harlem Rivers before being sold in parcels at various points throughout the 19th century and incorporated in the city grid. In 1890, the third incarnation of the Polo Grounds rose within the gaze of the Mansion on former riverfront property where the Morris’ and Jumels’ harvested oysters.

The iconic bathtub shaped stadium at the Polo Grounds served as home to the New York Giants baseball team from 1891-1957, the New York Yankees from 1913-22, the New York Giants football team from 1925-55, New York Mets from 1962-1963, as well as other professional teams and athletic events. This property, which lies east of the Mansion, just below Coogan’s Bluff, lays claim to some of the most exciting moments in American sports history. The exhibition will explore and celebrate those teams, players, and personalities that solidified the stadium as a New York icon and famed venue where local and national heroes cemented their reputations and legacies.

Included in the exhibition are extraordinarily rare autographs, tickets, photos, programs, and other ephemera that serves to commemorate the ghosts of this legendary New York athletic pantheon.

$15/$10 Museum Members.

Discoveries—Word and Image at The Met Cloisters (Ages 18 and above)

This workshop for adults with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. Learn about resources and tips for visiting the Museum.

Discoveries—Word and Image at The Met Cloisters (Ages 5–17)

This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. Learn about resources and tips for visiting the Museum.

‘Met Escapes’ Gallery Tour at The Cloisters: Word and Image

Individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries. Meet in the Main Hall at The Met Cloisters. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

Word Up: Fall Comix Show

Experience work by a new crop of cartoonists from our Nonfiction Comics Class, taught by local cartoonist Ellen Lindner! We will be opening this new exhibit in the Word Up gallery space with a party and zine reading. Topics this time include surviving cancer, subway etiquette, our current political situation, how to grow avocados, a tale of chronic pain, and the continuing story of a woman living with HIV in 1980s New York – plus much more. There will be simultaneous Spanish interpretation of this event available. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Thanks to LMCC and the New York Department of Culture for their generous funding of this class and this event.

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