|New York Map Society
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.
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 pm: Yale Astrophysicist
Priyamvada Natarajan will speak on her book
“Mapping the Heavens”
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 Aves.), New York City.
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and
physics at Yale University, and author of “Mapping the
Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the
Cosmos,” will recount the evolution of celestial map-
making and show how maps literally track our ever-
evolving cosmic view, tracing our understanding of the
universe, its contents and its evolution.
PS: We had 30 happy attendees!
January - June 2019 events, speakers, dates and venues are awaiting confirmation,
from either the New York Public Library, or Avenues HQ on East 26th Street, but I can
tell you that we hope to finalize:
Saturday, December 1, 2 pm: Members-only Map Field Trip to the New York Transit
Museum to tour their new exhibition: "Navigating New York"
The Transit Museum is in a decommissioned subway station at 99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201, easily accessible by subway (A, C, G, 2, 3, 4, 5) lines. The entrance is
down two flights of stairs. A second, wheelchair-accessible entrance is on the corner of
Schermerhorn and Court Streets.
Due to space limitations at the museum, we must limit attendees to the first 15 reservations
to email@example.com. I will create a wait list, if necessary.
After the tour, join us for appetizers and drinks at a nearby restaurant, "61 Local," at
61 Bergen St (between Boerum Pl and Smith St), Brooklyn, NY 11201