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Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower

Saturday, June 15, 2024
1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Kick off the summer with the Urban Park Rangers on a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City’s water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower. Arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, to gain admittance. Registration is not required. Program will be held at the base of the water tower behind the Highbridge Recreation Center and Pool.

United Palace: Happy Hour Historical Tour

Date: Tuesday, May 28th | Time: 7–8:30pm | $30 per person

Directions: Meet in the Grand Foyer at 6:45pm

Enjoy a complimentary beverage at the United Palace where you’ll explore this stunning 3,400-seat theatre, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to go up on stage!

The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s 4th largest theatre and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. Today, the United Palace hosts concerts, movies, and community events and provides spiritual and cultural programming.

Tours are capped at 40 people. Proceeds go toward maintaining the building. This event is being hosted by United Palace of Cultural Arts.

Learn more about the United Palace here.

***Tour schedule is subject to change. Tours may be modified depending on events within the theatre.