Tender Glue Album Release Show


The City Reliquary proudly presents:
Tender Glue: Album Release Show
Fri., Aug. 26 @ 7PM
Tix: $5 @ the door

Join us in the Reliquary garden as we celebrate the release of “Steady Light,” the first full-length album from Brooklyn indie-folk act Tender Glue!

Door at 7. Opening set by the Reliquary’s own Vice Prez, Ben Wigler, at 8. Tender Glue takes the stage at 9.

“…curling atmospherics that recall Kurt Vile’s great 2011 release ‘Smoke Ring from My Halo’ from a few years back…a poetic paean of days gone by in the tradition of none other than Dylan or Cohen.” – The Deli NYC

Free album download cards available!

The Reliquary will provide beverages on a suggested donation basis.

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Thanks to our sponsors at Brooklyn Brewery!

Wednesdays with a “W” Art Party: Westerns!

The City Reliquary proudly presents:
Wednesdays with a “W”: Westerns!
Wed. Aug. 24, @ 7PM
Tix: $7

Skippiddy doo da! From the producers of “Wednesdays With Weddings,” “Wednesdays With Wormholes” and “Rambo: First Blood” comes “Wednesdays With Westerns!” A fantabulous interactive art experience that will make you feel like kicking saloon doors, spitting a mouthful of tobacco on the floor and yelling “There’s a new sheriff in town!”

And the sheriff could be you (if you play your cards right)! Just participate in the myriad of western-themed games and dance competitions we´ll have and you´ll even be able to throw people in jail! What funnnnnn!!!!

Acts and activities include:
★ Horseshoes!
★ Live Music by Charming Disaster!
★ New Old-fashioned Western Stand-off by Lillian Rosetti & Jenny Portney!
★ Brothel of the Mind by John Gross!
★ Texas Butoh Performance with Leah Marie Beltran, Jonathan Kopp, Jacquelyn Marie Shannon, & Kate Trammel!
★ Cigarette-rolling Contest!
★ Wild Western Poetry by Kevin Ritter!
★ Magic Lantern Show Fantascope with booth-person Mitchell Murdock!
★ Projected Trailer Park Mood Photography by Erin O’Shea!
★ Songs About Birds & Ghosts by Elisa Flynn!
★ Musical Meditations on Westerness by Confetti Armor!
★ Live Wanted Poster Painting by Omer Gal!
★ Frontier Druggist by Stephanie Guedalia!
★ Photobooth (with costumes) by Brandon Perdomo!
★ Palm Reading and Oracle by Tarot Society!
★ Hog-tying Contest!
★ Line-dancing!
★ Theatrical Happenings and Hap-nots by Special Guests (!)
★ Classic Country, Western Swing and Rockabilly Jams by WNYU’s The Wren and The Rye!
…And much much morrrrrrrreeee!!!!!

Also featuring:
MC Claudi of Pinc Louds!!!

Come in a western-themed costume and get a free shot of whiskey or tequila! Party starts at 7pm SHARP (even must finish at 10pm so come earrrrly!!)

The English Kills Project

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The City Reliquary proudly presents:
The English Kills Project
Thurs., Aug. 25 @ 7 PM
Admission: FREE

The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT is a socially engaged, bio-art project founded by local artist Henry G. Sanchez. It presents new concepts for constructed wetlands and mussel habitats for Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, a federal Superfund site. In collaboration with the Newtown Creek Alliance, it fabricates floating bio-remediation experiments in the English Kills tributary located in the Bushwick/East Williamsburg neighborhood.

Henry will present videos of the egrets, ducks, geese, killifish, shrimp and mussel ecosystems that exist in NYC’s most polluted waterway. Participants are invited to draft designs for constructed wetlands and public access on design templates. Come learn about the discovery of new mussel colonies, the existence of a natural spring, and the potential for floating habitats in English Kills!


Admission for this event is free. The Reliquary will provide beverages on a donation basis, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Drinks and discussion afterwards at Woodhul Wine Bar (644 Driggs Ave.)!

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With thanks to our sponsors at Brooklyn Brewery!


Our New Membership Program is Live!

We are very excited and proud to present our new membership program! If you’ve visited us and loved the experience, this is your chance to take our relationship to the next level. Members can enjoy benefits such as:

  • FREE museum admission
  • Unique City Reliquary-branded swag
  • Discounts on admission to select annual public events
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • and much more!

The official kick-off for our new membership program will take place at this year’s Panorama Challenge at the Queens Museum, Friday, March 4.

Missed Pano Challenge? Purchase a membership through!

Membership benefits and levels are as follows:

  • Civic Individual ($25): Free annual museum admission for 1; 15% discount on gift shop items; City Reliquary embroidered patch; exhibition sneak previews
  • Civic Dual ($40): Free annual museum admission for 2; 15% discount on gift shop items; 2 City Reliquary embroidered patches; exhibition sneak previews
  • Civic Family ($60): Free annual museum admission for 4; 15% discount on gift shop items; 4 City Reliquary embroidered patches; exhibition sneak previews
  • Havemeyer ($250): All benefits of Civic Family plus: 1 City Reliquary gift bag; invitation to Founders’ Luncheon
  • Metropolitan ($500): All benefits of Havemeyer PLUS: 1 additional City Reliquary gift bag; invitation to Founders’ Luncheon AND invitation to Founders’ Retreat

Questions? Contact us at 718.R.U.CIVIC (782-4842) or

Volunteer at the City Reliquary!

I want YOU for the City Reliquary

The City Reliquary is looking for a few good men and women to help us staff the museum, support public programs and events, or take the lead on special projects of your choosing.

Love New York City? Think our museum is the bee’s knees? Have a high tolerance for people who use phrases like “bee’s knees”? Click on over to our volunteer page to learn more about who and what we’re looking for.

On Saturday, July 30th, please join Crest Hardware from 3pm – 7pm in celebrating the closing of the 10th Annual Crest Hardware Art Show. There will be music, drinks and your last chance to view or purchase art.

Afterwards, head over to the Reliquary Museum to see the official presentation and donation of the money to the City Reliquary Museum. There will be cold beer (suggested donation) and hot jams. The fun starts at 7:30 at the Reliquary Museum.

Friday Night Lights: This week, Jungle Fever and the Ian Duerr Quartet

HOT HOT HOT: Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever & LIVE Jazz in the Backyard!

What could be better on a steamy, sultry, summer night than SEXY jazz paired with a provocative film—screened outdoors under the stars!

Tomorrow, Friday July 22, The City Reliquary Museum will host another installment of Friday Night Lights, our backyard music and film series.

There will be GIN COCKTAILS ($5 donation), Brooklyn Lager ($3 donation), and JAZZZZZ…

Doors @ 7:00 PM.

Ian Duerr Quartet @ 8:00 PM (Ian Duerr – guitar, Ian Stapp – bass, Arthur Vint – drums, Alex Berti – trumpet)

Jungle Fever @ 9:30 PM (Spike Lee)

Come if you can…..DOORS AT 7:30 PM.

Crest Fest 2011!

Crest Fest 2011 is coming to Williamsburg, this Saturday June 18th!

It’s the official launch party for the Crest Hardware Art Show!  Where will you be?  At Crest Hardware!  This year’s program will include a live music stage, two DJ booths, local, creative art and food vendors.

The group art show includes 100+ works from various artists of different mediums and will be installed throughout 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000 sq ft urban garden.  Plus, enjoy food from local vendors and live music performances by The Suzan, EMEFE, Gunfight! and Little Victory. DJ sets by FAT and EZ, Nick Catchdubs, Lucas Walters, Dom Rocket, Rok One, King Cut, Synapse, Peter Hale and Krunk Pony.

The fun starts at 1pm Saturday June 18th and goes until 7pm.  Its free!  And all proceeds and profits go to support the City Reliquary Museum.

Craft Night: Learn How to Make Your Own Terrarium on May 26


Craft Night returns to the City Reliquary on May 26. This Craft Night, Anna Grant will be teaching us how to make terrariums. For $5 you will be supplied with a plant, as well as materials to decorate your terrarium. Just be sure to bring your own glass container. And because it is the month of Bicycle Celebrations and Bicycle awesomeness, we will have tiny bicycles.

We’re asking five dollars for crafting supplies. Terrarium-ing will commence at 7pm and will run until 10pm. See you there!

Annual Brooklyn Bridge Bike Ride on May 24th!

Happy 128th Birthday Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle Ride!
6-8pm; meet at the City Reliquary at 6pm
FREE! Yadda yadda donations.

Come on our yearly bicycle ride to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge. We will ride from the CR to the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, stop to sing her Happy Birthday and learn the story of her marvelous construction from licensed NYC tour guide Matt Levy. There will be birthday cake and milk. Afterwards we will repair to a Williamsburg bar to share our favorite Brooklyn Bridge stories.