AGS Annual Meeting Activity & Tour Options

Grand Central Terminal Tour www.grandcentralterminal.com/info/tours.cfm

The tour focuses not only on the architectural highlights of the Terminal but provides a real story about little known secrets, anecdotes, archival material and the History of the Terminal, with a capital H. Visitors will not see Grand Central with the same eyes after taking the tour.   

New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building www.nypl.org/events/tours/schwarzman

History & Architectural Tour

The Rubin Museum http://rubinmuseum.org/visit/tours

The Rubin Museum also offers a variety of private tours for schools, colleges, seniors, alumni groups, organized tour and travel groups and general-interest groups. Our guide program is tailored to each group visit and offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.  

Whitney Museum https://whitney.org/Visit/FreeTours

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.  

Woolworth Building Lobby Tour https://woolworthtours.com/

Explore The Woolworth Building’s magnificent lobby designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert. The grand entrance to what was the tallest building in the world for 17 years, and dubbed “the Cathedral of Commerce” is a landmarked interior space unrivaled by any other on the North American continent for its scale, craftsmanship, beauty and sense of humor.  

 

1 World Observatory and 9/11 Ground Zero Tour https://911groundzero.com/

One World Observatory: Start by ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit.

9/11 Memorial: In remembrance of 9/11, this walking tour guides you through the former World Trade Center in New York, where the tragic events of 9/11 took place. The tour is guided by New Yorkers who have a personal connection to 9/11. You will hear their personal stories and the touching stories of tragedy and heroism of many other everyday citizens.

 

Lower East Side Tenement Museum http://www.tenement.org/tours.php

Look behind the walls of the Tenement Museum to see how we bring the 19th century into modern day. Guests on the VIP experience take a private, behind-the-scenes tour with the Museum's President, followed by lunch or dinner with the President in the Lower East Side.

Radio City Music Hall Tour http://www.radiocity.com/tour

In addition to all of the elements of the Stage Door Tour, this 80 minute specialized tour offers guests a more detailed examination of the interior design throughout Radio City Music Hall.  Highlights of the Art Deco Tour include the magnificent Grand Foyer, the massive 1.8 million cubic feet auditorium, original aluminum statues, all 8 elegant lounges and the impeccable Roxy Suite. Come experience Radio City Music Hall the way you’ve never experienced it before: through the eyes of one of the most progressive designers of the day – Donald Deskey.
 
Restaurant Recommendations: Private lunch at The Roxy Suite-Formerly the private apartment of the Hall's impresario, the suites' 20 foot gold leaf ceiling and rich cherry paneled walls create an environment of supreme elegance. The reception parlor and adjacent formal dining room are furnished with their own history. Photographs of the generations of celebrities for whom the suite has played host cover the room’s credenzas and side tables.
 

Rubenstein Atrium Lincoln Center Tour http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/index.php/guided-tours

Tours typically visit up to 3 of our venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, and Renée Fleming. These venues are also home to our resident organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society and more.  

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)  http://www.madmuseum.org/

MAD champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.  

The New York Nightlife www.thenewyorknightlife.com    

Description:

Enjoy New York City by day and night. The New York Nightlife, a provider and organizer of day and nightlife tours, excursions and events, introduces one of the first rooftop tours to "the City that never sleeps." You can visit their concierge center—five minutes away from Times Square— for tickets to Broadway and other major city attractions as well, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building Observatory, or you can book online.

Shop Gotham - Shopping Tours www.shopgotham.com 

Description:

Whether it’s special access to wholesale designer shopping, edgy indie shops in emerging neighborhoods or even super-cool flea markets that excite your inner shopper, a tour of the City’s hot shopping spots with Shop Gotham could be just the thing. Daily walking tours are available in landmark locales like SoHo & NoLIta and the Garment District. Also on offer are customized routes for large and small private groups, and teen- or family-specific itineraries for cutting-edge fashion or bargain options. Signature programs also include custom Sweet 16 shop- a-thons, spouse programs, corporate groups and student educational fashion programs.

Cruise Tours

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises www.circleline42.com

Description:

Whether you are exploring New York for the first time, rediscovering your hometown or seeking a mini-vacation, a Circle Line cruise is a relaxing and fun way to see the world’s most famous skyline. WiFi is available on board and Circle Line now offers a multilingual cruise companion app, the Circle Line Skyline Navigator, with narration available in seven languages. An onboard café offers a freshly prepared menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks, plus a full bar serves up hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and cocktails.

Classic Harbor Line LLC  www.sail-nyc.com

Description:

Classic Harbor Line, a builder, owner and operator of modern yet classically inspired yachts, offers private charters, sailing trips and sightseeing cruises. The fleet features both sail and motor-powered yachts hosting two to 100 guests at a time. The yachts are used regularly for corporate entertainment, weddings, tours, team-builders, school events, transportation and family gatherings. Full catering and bar packages are available. Circumnavigate the entire island of Manhattan for brunch, during a wine tasting or for an architecture tour aboard a 1920s style yacht. Sail by the Statue of Liberty or under the Brooklyn Bridge on one of the Classic Harbor Line Schooners. Guests are sure to be dazzled by the beautiful boats and amazing captains and crew.   

CitySightseeing New York Cruises  www.citysightseeingnewyork.com  

Description:

CitySightseeing New York Cruises provides hop-on, hop-off sightseeing cruises on newly refurbished vessels, with four stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. These guided cruises through the harbor feature picture-perfect views of the new One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. CitySightseeing's 90-minute non-stop evening cruises show off NYC's lit skyline.