Virtual Programs with Turnstile Tours

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!

Upcoming Programs

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:

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)
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Closed captioning is available for all virtual programs

Past Programs

To watch past episodes, sign up for our All-Access Pass, or watch the select free programs on Facebook Live by clicking the links below:

Virtual Programs

icon-calendar  Every Day at 11am + Weekends at 4pm
icon-clock-o  30-45 mins
icon-map-marker  Virtual sessions via Zoom webinar