|New York Map Society
Our Meeting Place:
The New York Map Society most often holds its lectures on weekday
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.
(We thank President Emeritus, Director, and Lifetime Sustaining
Member Sy Amkraut for helping arrange a temporary home for us for the
2014 - 2015 program year at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.)
Field trips to map sites and special events are typically 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 Exhibitions" page for map-related events in the New York
area and beyond. Contact the sponsoring organization for further details
about those events.
Tuesday, September 19: our 2017-18 program year will begin with
Kitty Harmon speaking on pictorial maps of New York City in a free
and open-to-the-public event at the New York Public Library.
Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm:
Jeremy Apgar, cartographer for the New York-
New Jersey Trail Conference, will speak on:
"Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at
100 Years of Mapping Trails, and How Trail
Maps Are Made Today" at a free and
open-to-the-public event at the New York Public
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is
known for its high-quality trail maps for parks
throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Learn about the history of trail mapping in the
region over the past 100 years, how maps are
made today, and why Trail Conference maps
are considered the gold standard for trail maps
in the region, and beyond. Trail maps from the
New York Public Library's collection will be on
Jeremy Apgar has been the cartographer for the New
York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 10 years,
creating maps to assist with all aspects of building,
maintaining, and educating people about trails.
|NY-NJ Trail Conference map:
1935 vs. 2016