New York Map Society
Upcoming Meetings
Our Primary Meeting Place:
The New York Map Society most often holds its lectures on Tuesday
or Wednesday evenings at the New York Public Library's Stephen A.
Schwarzman [Main] Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.  
Meetings there are free and open to the public, but space limitations
may require an RSVP to attend.  

Field trips to map sites, special events, and occasional 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.

Our Secondary Meeting Place:
Avenues: The World School, Headquarters, 11 East 26th Street,
between Madison and Fifth Avenues. RSVPs are requested.

See our "Map Exhibitions" page for map-related events in the New  
York area and beyond. Contact the sponsoring organization for further
details about those events.
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2 pm: New York Map Society member
Leslie Trager will present “
Henry Hudson: Cree History and
Ancient Maps.”
This free and open-to-the-public event will be held at Avenues: The
World School, 17th Floor, 11 East 26th St. (between Madison and  
Fifth Avenues), New York.

Leslie's book relates, for the first time, Cree and Inuit history as they
encountered Hudson during his exploration of Hudson Bay, based
upon information given to a pilot who flew many trips into the  
Hudson Bay area when he was transporting material to radar sites  
set up in Northern Canada during the late '50's and '60's. The   
author learned this information from the pilot because both had an
interest in Hudson and were members of the Explorers Club. The
book describes how the Cree witnessed the mutiny and rescued
Hudson and his remaining men. The book also shows that
knowledge of the Hudson Bay area existed before Hudson arrived
there in 1610 based on maps existing years before that date showing
Hudson Bay. It also examines the Champlain Map of 1632 and
demonstrates that the part showing the eastern portion of Hudson
Bay shows the land as it looked thousands of years before Hudson
got to Hudson Bay. The author estimates that the map on which the
Champlain map is based was surveyed at least 3000 years earlier.
The book also shows that Hudson most likely had some of these
early maps in his possession when he went to Hudson Bay.
Our 2017-18 program-year-end members-only Field Trip & Social
Hour is scheduled for: Saturday, September 15, mid-day, at
Harlem Yacht Club, established 1883, and the third-oldest
continuously functioning yacht club in the City of New York, the first
being The New York Yacht Club, which was founded in 1844.
Venue: 417 Hunter Ave, City Island, NY 10464.

After sharing a drink and appetizers, a lucky ten members, chosen in
advance by lottery, will shove off on one of two two-hour cruises
graciously offered to society members by New York Map Society
member Roger Karlebach
on his sailboat Ilene. His blog.

We're limiting this event to 20 current members, of which ten will
be sailors. RSVP to, specifying whether
you wish to be on one of the two cruises, or just attend the
Social Hour. I'll create a waiting list.
Saturday, April 28, 2018: our Election/General Meeting confirmed this
program year's slate of officers. See the "Our Leadership" page for details.
Harlem Yacht Club
The society's Fall 2018 event schedule will be finalized over the
next two months. Stay tuned!
Harlem Yacht Club.
Photo by Jenny Green
The Ilene, in Maine