In an effort to retain our talented staff and stay connected with our community, we are now offering daily online experiences that highlight our tours, research, and partners. We are talking with makers, street vendors, and museum staff, showing artifacts and materials from our archives, and sharing stories and research about the people and places that we love in New York City and beyond.
Join us every day at 11am, and again at 4pm on weekends, for a 30-45 minute video session. Some sessions are free, while others are just $5 per household, which will help us support our staff so we can be ready to get back to giving tours once this difficult time has passed.
You can all sign up for an All-Access Virtual Pass for $35, which gives access to every session, no matter how long this series lasts, and access to the recordings of (nearly) every session, which are posted within 24 hours.
At the end of this crisis, we will send all registered participants a gift certificate for the amount you paid that you can use for a future in-person tour, so they are essentially free!
Below are the sessions currently available to sign up for, to which we will be adding in the days and weeks to come. All of these programs are appropriate for kids and families, but ones marked with (**) are especially good for young children:
- Tuesday, April 7, 11am: The History of NYC Public Markets, Part 2 ($5)
- Wednesday, April 8, 11am: How She Works: Welding and Metal Arts with Michelle Greene ($5)
- Thursday, April 9, 11am: A Virtual Walk in Green-Wood Cemetery with Nathan Kensinger ($5)
- Friday, April 10, 11am: By Land or By Sea: The Port of New York Paradox (FREE)
- Saturday, April 11, 11am: BioBAT Art Space: Where Art and Science Intersect ($5)
- Saturday, April 11, 4pm: Coffee on the Streets and at Home with Periscope Coffee Cart ($5)
- Sunday, April 12: Holiday for Turnstile Tours staff
Ticketing coming soon for the following programs:
- Monday, April 13, 11am: Virtual Visit to the Church Murals of Artist Maxo Vanka in Millvale, PA
- Tuesday, April 14, 11am: Imagined Planets and Spaces with Artist Millie Benson
- Thursday, April 16, 11am: Dredging the Past and Present of the Gowanus Canal
- Friday, April 17, 11am: A Concrete History of Brooklyn
- Sunday, April 19, 4pm: Making a Classic Polish Dinner with Old Traditional Polish Food Truck
- Saturday, April 25, 11am: How It’s Made: Children’s Books and Homemade Animal Costumes with Thyra Heder (back by popular demand)
Closed captioning is available for all virtual programs
- Inventions of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (WATCH)
- All Things Olive Oil with Essex Olive and Spice
- How It Works: Brooklyn Army Terminal Atrium
- Hidden Treasures of Prospect Park
- All Things Troll Dolls with Rev Jen Miller
- Exploring the Naval Cemetery Landscape / Brooklyn Greenway
- The History of NYC’s Public Markets (WATCH)
- How It Works: Brooklyn Navy Yard Dry Docks
- Traditional Letterpress Printing with Woodside Press
- There is no recording of Thyra Heder’s 3/28 program, but you can see her tell stories and share costume designs on Instagram and YouTube.
- History of Sports and Recreation in Prospect Park
- How It’s Made: Belgian Waffles with Wafels & Dinges / Order
- NYC Street Vendors: How Can We Help Them (WATCH) / Donate to their Street Vendor Emergency Fund
- Rainforests and Mural Making with Tatiana Arocha / See her process and artwork on Instagram
- Telling Brooklyn’s Story Through the US Census (WATCH) / Fill out the census!
- Two Scenes of Brooklyn: 19th Century Life on the Waterfront / Francis Guy (1820) painting / Currier & Ives lithograph / BHS “Waterfront”
- Friday, April 3, 11am: Exploring the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History (WATCH) / Reher Center
- Manufacturing in Crisis: The State of NYC Manufacturing with Adam Friedman (WATCH) / Pratt Center / Made In NYC
- Wartime Production: The Brooklyn Navy Yard in World War II / Blog Posts on WWII / Brooklyn Daily Eagle WWII supplement
- All Things Chocolate with Roni-Sue’s/ Order chocolates from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
- Sketch What You See with Artist Nick Golebiewski