As of September, 2014 The New York Map Society will hold our meetings at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West. We will meet in either the Elliott Library or the Adler Study which are across the hall from each other on the sixth floor of the Society.
We all owe a big thank you to our President Emeritus and Board Member Sy Amkraut, without whose help, this move would not have happened.
With the exception of field trips and special events, our regular meetings are on the second Saturday of each month (except June, August and December). Our meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.
See our Newsletter for other map-related events in the New York City area that may be of interest to members. Contact the sponsoring organization for further details about these events.
Meeting Place: Secret Manhattan location
Join us for a very special members-only event: once again, we're showing a "Show & Tell" party at a beautiful, map-filled Manhattan apartment. Fortified by wine, treats, and each other's company, we'll settle in while 6 or 7 members give short (10 minutes) map-related presentations. If you'd like to attend, RSVP to Connie Brown (email@example.com): she will give you the address. Furthermore, let Connie know if you'd like to give a "show and tell"--first come, first served for presentations. Presenters may bring primary materials or a laptop--WiFi available. You don't have to share a map to attend--this is a great opportunity to socialize with other NYMS members and share interests.
Not yet a member? RSVP anyway--bring a check to the event and become a member there.
Meeting Place: The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10025, (212) 874-5210
The original Green Map of NYC sparked a global movement--today there are over 900 locally-led Green Map projects in 65 countries as seen at www.greenmap.org. Find out about the award-winning iconography, engagement resources, and technologies developed by Founding Director Wendy Brawer and her team at the non-profit Green Map System. This talk will explore the most recent NYC Green Maps, global impacts, and the new archive, located at the NYPL Map Division.
Wendy Brawer is an eco-designer and social innovator based in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Using maps as her vehicle for social change, she's created print and interactive editions that highlight the unique environment of NYC. Through her non-profit, she has helped hundreds of people to create Green Maps for their community while gaining valuable skills and strengthening local networks. Wendy consults, speaks,and writes about this work and her other sustainability initiatives, as seen at www.EcoCultural.info.
Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics will show highlights of their considerable map collection.
The Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library website: www.chs.org
Field trip to the map collection at the Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105 (860 236 5621). Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics, will take us behind the scenes to view the Society's extensive collection of Connecticut maps and maps created by Connecticut mapmakers. There will be an admission fee of $12.00.
Following our visit to the CHS, members are invited to a tour of Connie Brown’s mapmaking studio, followed by an end-of-season dinner there. This will be a pizza event (Connecticut claims to have invented the pizza). Her address is 253 Main Street (the former Durham Academy), Durham, CT 06422. There will be a modest dinner charge (TBA).
RSVP's required for both the CHS and the dinner events: respond to Connie Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org; 860 575 4640).
We will provide carpooling from Manhattan or train station pick-up at New Haven for out-of-towners: first come, first served for these services. If you plan to travel by train, you'll take Metro North to the New Haven station. The train leaving Grand Central at 11:04 am arrives in New Haven at 1:05; the round-trip fare is $32.50.