Dec. 11 – Fundraising Dinner to Benefit the City Reliquary

Folks, be sure and save the date. The Lodge is generously hosting us for our first ever fund-raising dinner. It promises to be a fabulous evening, with fine food, outstanding company and excellent conversation. Our guest of honor, Philip Lopate (author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan) will be joining us for dinner and no doubt dazzling us with his love and knowledge of New York. Dinner is from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Lodge (318 Grand St. at Havemeyer.) Tickets are $100.00 per person with proceeds to directly benefit the City Reliquary. With our modest 50 cent admission fee to the museum, events like these are how we keep our doors open. Click on the Make a Donation button below, and reserve your tickets for dinner. Thanks!

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RESERVED Table(s) for six: $2000 each

If you cannot attend but still wish to make a donation,

Village Voice “Best Of New York 2006”

Just as you suspected, the City Reliquary is officially the “best-dressed window museum” in New York. Read all about it in this year’s “Best of New York” edition of the Village Voice.
Also, in case you missed it, view this earlier article about the Reliquary and founding member Dave Herman in the Village Voice article, “Collection Agency, An ever evolving periscopic museum intended “for the people” by Silke Tudor, September 19th, 2006 10:53 AM

CR on TV

The City Reliquary is featured in October on Brooklyn Community Access Television’s “Neighborhood Beat,” a program highlighting Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods. The show featuring the Reliquary will air several times in October on channel 56 (Time Warner) and on channel 69 (Cablevision.)
Tuesday, October 3rd: 12:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Monday, October 9th: 12:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Friday, October 13th: 12:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 19th: 12:30pm, 8:30 pm

Sept. 20-26 CR Featured in the Village Voice

Read a great article about Dave Herman and the City Reliquary in this week’s Village Voice (Sept. 20 – 26th. page 36)

Oct. 13- Nov. 12 CR at DUMBO Arts Festival

The City Reliquary will be designing a satellite museum for the upcoming Dumbo Arts Festival. The City Reliquary will be installing a mini-mini-museum in the DUMBO Arts Center building, which will be on display through November 12th. The temporary exhibit will feature a tribute to one of our heroes and a major inspiration for the Reliquary, Adam Petrella, as well as previously unexhibited New York City Artifacts.

NYC related art and souvenirs

The City Reliquary is looking for New York-related artwork or souvenirs designed by New York artists to sell in our gift shop. If you know of any work that might be appropriate, please drop us a line: [email protected]

Rest in Peace, FDNY Brothers.

The signal 5-5-5-5 was transmitted by the FDNY at 2018 hrs on August 27th 2006,
and again at 1323 hrs on August 28th, 2006 for our fallen brothers,
FF Michael C. Reilly and Lt. Howard J. Carpluk Jr.
“It is with regret the department announces the deaths of Firefighter 6th Grade Michael C. Reilly of Engine Company 75 and Lieutenant Howard J. Carpluk Jr. of Engine Company 42, which occured on Sunday August 27, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained while operating at Bronx box 33-2797 transmitted at 1229 hrs on August 27, 2006.”
Funeral Mass will be held for Michael Reilly on Friday, September 1st, and for Howard Carpluk Jr. on Saturday September 2nd.
Rest in peace, brothers.

September Tribute to Our City – Saturday, September 9th 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Every year the City Reliquary organizes a “Tribute to Our City” in honor of the strength and unity New Yorkers demonstrated surrounding the events of September 11th, 2001. We close down a block of Havemeyer Street, have a neighborhood-wide potluck lunch, listen to live local bands play and offer you a chance to meet your neighbors. We need all the grills and chefs we can get together. So, bring out your BBQ equipment, or if you can loan some equipment for the day please contact [email protected]. If you know a band, speaker, or performer who would like to participate, please contact [email protected].
Saturday, September 9th from 12:00 to 6:00 PM on Havemeyer Street between Grand St. & Metropolitan Av.
Appearances by Manhattan Borough Historian Mike Miscione, Brooklyn Poet Laureat Ken Siegelman, live bands, Brooklyn street games, FDNY Fire Safety Education, free food all day, and much more in the works.
To see pictures from last year’s event, go to: “Tribute to Our City”

Call for Entries – The Annual Tribute to Our City Window Display – Deadline 8/31/06

Each year, the City Reliquary presents a special collection gathered from the people to correspond with the “September Tribute to Our City” event. This is a collection of objects that represents the memories of New York by the people who love to call it home. This year we are calling on you to submit an object on loan to the NEW & Improved Community Collections windows during the month of September.
This year’s theme will be:
“Remembering New York”
We would like to ask all of the collectors in New York (and that IS everyone) to look over the objects they hold dear to themselves as reminders of the New York they know and love. September has become a special time of reflection in New York and we would like to share some of the ways we remember this city.
SIZE: Please keep your object(s) within the limits of a 2 foot square. If you have questions about an object larger than this, please call the museum at 718.599.0134 (after 8/2/6). We may be able to accommodate larger pieces on loan in the museum.
RELEVANCE: The object can be anything you wish and as obscure, mundane or obvious as you see fit. The only requirement is that it is something that reminds you of New York City and why you are proud to call it home. You can see some examples on our website.
SUBMIT: Bring your objects to the City Reliquary Museum, 370 Metropolitan Av. at Havemeyer St. by THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st. Museum hours are Thursday & Friday 6pm-9pm and Weekends 12-8pm. Or call, 718.599.0134 (after 8/2/6) for special delivery or pick-up options. Your object will be on display through mid-October. You will be asked to provide contact information when you drop off the object so that we can contact you for pick-up when the show ends in October.
SPREAD THE WORD: Please invite all of your friends to submit object with you. Group packages are welcome. We are looking to display a very diverse collection.

Tribes Gallery Opening

Hey folks – just a quick note to let you know I have a video in a show that opens this week. The show deals with the meeting of the elegant and the tragic, and the humor that arises as a result. (I’m paraphrasing there.) The opening is Thursday night at:
Tribes Gallery
285 East 3rd street #2
212 674 3778
I’ll post the time as soon as I know it, but if I forget, give them a call. Best, George