July 12th, 2012 at 10:58 am
Later tonight, the Museum of the City of New York will be hosting an exciting celebration tied in with the sun’s position in the sky and with The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011, both the exhibition at the museum and the accompanying book published by CUP.
Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm
A Celestial Angle on the Greatest Grid
Join us on this special day, one of two each year, when the setting sun aligns precisely with Manhattan’s street grid, a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. This program also honors the closing days of the Museum’s blockbuster exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011. Curator Hilary Ballon will reflect on the Master Plan and Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian at the New York Public Library, will explore the question: “Is the grid some sort of time piece?” Fans of The Greatest Grid which closes on July 15, can have a few minutes during a special open mic to express their thoughts about the grid–off-the-cuff or in poetry or prose! An event for all those who appreciate the many wonders of the grid.
Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library and presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011.
$12 Non-members; $8 Seniors and Students; $6 Museum Members
For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.