The New-York Historical Society regularly plays host to the most eminent historians, writers, and thinkers in the nation.

The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. And on select Friday evenings New-York Historical presents the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series.

Through the generosity of Mr. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to bring a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side. Our broad range of programs feature topics in history and current affairs, highlights from current exhibitions, film discussions, and musical performances.

Click on the program titles below for more information about each event. For more information about public programs and ticketing, please call (212) 485-9268.


July 2017
Summer Series
Centennial Summer
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Fri, July 28th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
July 2017
Walks & Talks
Historical Walking Tours
Sat, July 29th, 2017 |
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Members $18)
August 2017
Lectures & Conversations
Collaborative Programs
Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Scott Kaufman
Wed, August 2nd, 2017 | 7:00 pm
August 2017
Summer Series
Centennial Summer
Professor Jeffrey Sammons
Fri, August 4th, 2017 | 6:30 pm


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