|New York Map Society
Our Meeting Places -- both are free and open to the public for our events, but they may
require an RSVP to attend:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 17th Floor Boardroom, 11 East 26th Street
(between Madison and Fifth Avenues), New York, NY 10011. Photo ID required for entry. The
boardroom seats 40+, and has a 75-inch 1080p wall-mounted electronic screen. It is available
for society events Monday and Wednesday to Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoons.
RSVPs to MapSocietyNY@gmail.com are requested, but not required.
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman [Main] Building, 42nd Street and
Fifth Avenue, New York City 10018. The library typically requires online registration for events,
with a first-come, first-seated policy. Co-sponsored events are held here weekday evenings.
Field trips to map sites, special events, and lectures may held on weekends. Some events are
reserved for current-paid members only, and some field trips are at venues that may require
an admission fee.
See our "Map Shows and Lectures" page for map-related events.
Saturday, June 15, 2 pm: Members-Only "Show and Tell, followed by an
end-of- program-year Social Hour with catered food & drink!
Venue: Avenues: The World School, headquarters, 16th Floor Cafe, 11 East
26th St. (between Madison and Fifth Avenues), New York City.
We already have seven presenters -- out of a limit of twelve -- each
getting no more than five minutes: Jacob Ford, Steve Hanon, Andrew
Kapochunas, Miklos Pinther, Fred Shauger, Lawrence Stelter, and Emily
Presenters are asked to submit a jpeg of their map, if possible, in addition to,
or instead of, a physical map.
We also have eight attendees who have RSVP'd for the social hour: we can
handle up to 30!
If you'd like to present a map, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd just like to attend, please RSVP to: MapSocietyNY@gmail.com
Sneak peek at three of our 2019 - 2020 program-year events, at Avenues HQ:
Chet Van Duzer will speak Saturday, September 21, at 2 pm, on "Frames that Speak: An
Introduction to Cartographic Cartouches”
John Huth will speak on a Saturday afternoon in October, expanding upon his book: "The
Lost Art of Finding Our Way," examining the post-smartphone world with an eye to the
losses we have incurred in exchange for boundless information at our fingertips. The book is
a fascinating guide to the “primitive” (and yet, incredibly sophisticated) techniques by which
our forebears charted, measured, predicted, and navigated their place in space.
Ian Fowler will speak in November on "Cartographic Visions of New Netherland and New