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5/16 Dead Horse Bay Bike Ride

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Saturday May 16th 1:30 – 5pm
Meet at 1:30pm, leave 2pm, return 6pm.
Join the most civic cyclists in town for a fun, free, leisurely and historical bicycle ride from North to South Brooklyn and back. Travel along America’s first urban bicycle lane, traverse various “deep Brooklyn ‘hoods” and end at Dead Horse Bay, aka Bottle Beach. After a rest, we’ll return the way we came. End at the City Reliquary for the official opening of the Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery! Total miles: 21.

6/6 Civic Bike Ride to the LIC Bike Parade Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Saturday June 6th, 1145 – 3pm
Meet at 11:45am, depart at 12noon. Arrive at Queensboro bridge at 12:45pm, depart at 1pm, Arrive at Socrates Sculpture Park at 2pm.
Join the most civic cyclists in town for a celebratory bike ride over the best bridge to Queens. From the City Reliquary we will head to the Queensboro bridge via Manhattan. As we ride across the Queensboro Bridge we’ll also learn its history, then continue to the Socrates Sculpture Park. Upon arriving we’ll kickstart the 2nd Annual LIC Bike Parade at 2. Total miles: 8

Over Spilt Milk Ending on May 10th

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Over Spilt Milk: The Fight for Fair Price and Fair Profit in Depression Era New York.

January 30th – May 3rd 2009

Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative pamphlets and broadsides, vintage milk cartons, and miniature dioramas on display.

The show will feature documents and artifacts from the 1930s, when immigrant Meyer Parodneck and a handful of anti-poverty activists founded the Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative to ensure farmers received a fair price, and consumers paid a fair price, for milk. The Co-op played a pivotal role opening the market controlled by milk distribution giants. With their own processing plants and distribution stations, the Consumer-Farmer Co-op sold milk to consumers at the lowest possible price, and paid farmers the highest possible return, for nearly fifty years. Overcoming a mountain of obstacles, this organization made a difference to hundreds of struggling farmers and to the children of low-income New Yorkers.

The exhibition includes period Co-op newsletters and advertising campaigns, vintage paper milk containers, and cooperative movement propaganda. Pivotal moments in the Co-op’s story are illustrated with miniature dioramas.

2/27 BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE SOME RENT?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Modern Day Depression-Era Fundraiser!
Friday February 27th 7-11pm

Times are tough all around

7/31 First Ever Summer Benefit Party

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Announcing the City Reliquary’s first Summer Benefit Party!
We hope you will join us for this delightful evening benefiting everyone’s
favorite community museum on July 31 at 7:00pm.
Please email cityreliquary@gmail.com to reserve your tickets
as soon as possible! Tickets are $50 (civic level) or $100
(metropolitan level — includes a Reliquary membership!).
In addition to enjoying drinks, snacks, and music while exploring the
Reliquary and its grounds, the evening will include a silent auction
featuring swag from Crest Hardware and Transportation Alternatives, a
personalized NYC tour from The Levy’s Unique New York!, original
artwork, and more. We’ll also offer you the once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to “Win-a-Date with a Reliquarian.”
You can pay for your tickets by mailing a check to the Reliquary at PO
BOX 110948, Brooklyn, NY 11211 or by cash or check night-of the party.
Thanks for your support and see you on July 31!

Harbor Tours of the Brooklyn Bridge

Monday, May 19th, 2008

May 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th:
in association with the City Reliquary,
The Levys’ Unique New York, NY’s First Family of Tour Guides presents:
Harbor Tours of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Roebling Family!
Take an hour-long New York Harbor cruise aboard the NY Water Taxi with The Levys’ Unique New York! NY’s First Family of Tour Guides portraying the family that built the Brooklyn Bridge

5/24 Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bike Ride

Monday, May 19th, 2008

May 24th aka BRIDGE DAY!
The City Reliquary Museum presents our annual,
Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bike Ride!
This year celebrating 125 years since opening day May 24th, 1883.
Meet at the City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Ave. near Havemeyer St.
in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
on Saturday May 24th at 12:00 noon
The bicycle ride will depart from the Museum and culminate on the Brooklyn anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge, approximately 10 miles roundtrip. We will be met with Birthday cake, beverages, and a lively presentation of the bridge’s illustrious history. Souvenir t-shirts will be on sale at the CR giftshop. Suggested donation $5; or free with purchase of t-shirt.

Bicycle Fetish Day 2008

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The City Reliquary Presents: The 4th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day
Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:00noon

Tribute to Our City 2007

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Saturday September 8th, 2007 12-6PM
The fourth annual
Tribue to Our City will be held on Havemeyer Street between Grand & Hope Sts. A neighborhood pot-luck picnic in the streets complete with live music, games, entertainment, free food and good will all day long! Please come out to join us.

Sat. July 14 7:30 PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Macaroni and Mal Occio by LuLu LoLo
Food, Faith, and Family – Growing up Italian American
Recapturing the love, laughter, and tears of her Italian-American childhood in East Harlem