Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Normalizing Hatred: The Nazi Germany Snapshots of Dan Lenchner


Normalizing Hatred: The Nazi Germany Snapshots of Dan Lenchner
Thursday, Feb. 2 @ 7 PM
Tix: $10/$8 Reliquary members

Dan Lenchner will present a selection of snapshots that capture moments in the lives of Nazis. He has amassed a collection of over 500 images. His presentation will reveal shockingly relatable human experiences in the lives of people who committed one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century and how propaganda can bend people toward unspeakable acts. Tickets on sale now through Artfully.

Dan’s collection was published in 2015 as Normal: How the Nazis Normalized the Unspeakable and has been reviewed in VICE.

Space for this event is very limited. Secure your spot now!

Guest performance TBA.

This event is part of Beyond Patience & Fortitude, a weekly series intended to educate and empower while celebrating the diversity of New York.

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film
Friday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us for an astonishing selection of vintage vaudeville performances curated by local film/video archivist Russell Scholl! Tickets on sale now!

Experience some of the most exciting entertainment of a bygone era! Russell’s selections will transport us to The Palace Theatre for a variety show like no other. Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Feats of Strength, Cross-Dressing, Acrobatics, Trained Animals, Contortionism, Comedy, Mishegaas and Magic (not to mention great artistry) will all be on display!

United In Anger w/Jim Hubbard & Miz Cracker


Screening of United In Anger: A History of ACT-UP
With Miz Cracker and Jim Hubbard
Thursday, Jan. 26 @ 7 PM
Tix: $10 general/$8 Reliquary members

Join us for a screening of Jim Hubbard’s United in Anger: A History of ACT-UP. This film chronicles the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of those on the front lines of fighting the epidemic. Oral histories of members of ACT-UP and rare archival footage illustrate the efforts of ACT UP to combat corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

The evening will begin with a short performance by drag queen, writer, and activist Miz Cracker. Following the film, there will be a discussion with Miz Cracker and Jim Hubbard, who is a veteran in the battle for LGBTQ rights and in the fight against AIDS and the founder of the ACT-UP oral history project.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS. The group was founded in March 1987 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City’s West Village.

This event is part of “Beyond Patience & Fortitude,” The City Reliquary’s series in political advocacy and in education and appreciation of the diversity of NYC.

Space is VERY limited for this event! We strongly urge you to buy tix in advance thru Artfully.


Comic Arts Brooklyn Afterparty

CAB 2016 Poster

Comic Arts Brooklyn afterparty
Sat., Nov. 5, 8-10 PM
Admission: $5

COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN, the free annual comix festival organized by our friends at Desert Island Comics, returns Saturday, November 5th to saturate your eyeballs with cutting-edge graphics and comics. This event showcases the biggest stars in indie comics.

We’re hosting the afterparty for this awesome event! Join us Sat., Nov. 5 at 8 PM in the backyard for live music and drinks. $5 to get in, and drinks available by donation. See you there!

February Fun: This Month’s Events

Hello Civic Boosters and Busters! We have not one, not two, not four, but three upcoming fun events at and with the City Reliquary. We thought to ourselves – this is such a short month, lets make the most of it!

Hearts and Crafts at The City Reliquary

Thursday, February 10th, 7-10pm

Free! Donations always appreciated

The next session of Arts and Crafts, titled ‘Hearts and Crafts’ will take place Thursday, February 10th, starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm and will be hosted by our Resident craftster, Anna Grant. It’s free, tea and nutella cookies will be provided (heart shaped of course). We be crafting handmade valentines, for those in love, and voodoo dolls, for those who have fallen out of love and are spiteful and stabby.

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Monday, February 14th, Doors open at 7pm, Film runs from 7:30-9:30

Free Popcorn and Brooklyn Brewery Beer available with donation

The City Reliquary will be open late valentine’s day for a special screening of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Chicago, Gangsters, Al Capone. Nothing screams romance than Roger Cormen’s 1967 cult classic.

THurd THursday’s Show and Tell at the City Reliquary

THursday, February 17th, 7-10pm

Door and signup at 7pm, Open-Mic begins at 8.

Brooklyn Brewery beer available for cheap donation

$5 donation greatly appreciated

Hosted by Paul Lukas

You know how it goes. Same deal as last time (check the blog post about it for a refresher). You can either:

(a) bring an object of personal significance and be prepared to talk about it for up to three minutes

(b) just be part of the audience (because you can’t have show-and-tell unless there are people on hand to be shown and told).

and finally . . .

BOOZE AND SCHMOOZE With the City Reliquary

A Warming Winter Benefit, featuring Libations & Dissertations

Friday, February 25th, 2011, 7-11pm

At the Brooklyn Kitchen

WILLIAMSBURGH – The cold, dreary winter months in NYC are upon us. There’s only one real way to break out of the slush and snow. According to the City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization –it’s with cocktail and conversation! Nothing else warms the mind and blood like Boozin’ and Schmoozin’ with the City Reliquary!

$100 Happier Hour tickets at the door enable patrons to enjoy an extra hour, from 7-8, of small talk and nice pours;

$75 for Happy Hour tickets from 8-11pm. Goody Bags will be provided to all.

All proceeds will benefit the City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization, a non-profit museum in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn. Advance tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets here:

As always, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events because what is a museum without people?

Collector’s Night: Pilgrimages

For those who have yet to attend, on the third Thursday of every month the City Reliquary Museum hosts an event called “Collector’s Night.” Here, people are invited to bring in an object that has an particularly interesting story and share with the rest of the group.

As Paul, the event’s host, demonstrated, the item can be anything from something you carry around every day to an object fragile enough to rarely leave the house. For his example, Paul showed veteran and first-time collectors how something he has carried on his key-chain for over twenty years can still be intriguing.

After Paul’s introduction, this Collector’s Night first-timer shared something from her personal collection that, unlike Paul’s coin, rarely leaves her house.

After taking a series of self-described “soul-sucking jobs,” this visitor felt like she needed a break from city life as well as her employers. Through intensive research, she came across El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, or The Way of Saint James. This pilgrimage can begin in one of several places and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, where it is said that a piece of the True Cross is held in their reliquary as well as the bones of Saint James the Apostle.

During each pilgrim’s trek, they have to bring a booklet, which they get stamped at several checkpoints. In order to be allowed to continue on your pilgrimage you must have your paper stamped by the previous stops. This paper is what this collector chose to bring in for the night.

At over 500 miles long, the pilgrimage can take both a physical and emotional toll on those who choose to undertake it. While our guest did not walk the entire path, she did describe how she was changed for the better in the bit that she did walk. In addition to meeting new people, she also changed her outlook on life and her career choices. While she did return to the same type of job that she held before the pilgrimage, she did come to look at it in a new way and appreciate the work she was doing.

For more information on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela visit this website.

The Kyle and Cleo Show Experience Presents: MOVIE NIGHTS!! At the City Reliquary Museum Thursday October 14th 2010 7-10 PM

This Month:
“Unlikely Treasures” A documentary about collectors and the art of collecting!

Come join our first in a series of movie screening spectaculars
Showing documentaries, Vintage movies, and more!
Screening monthly with your hosts Kyle and Cleo!
(The kitschiest due this side of the Mississippi)

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN – Prepare yourself for the first in a series of movie screenings from esteemed hosts Kyle and Cleo on Thursday, Oct. 14th, the City Reliquary Museum in their outdoor movie screening under the stars theater complete with popcorn and beer on hand for your movie viewing pleasure!

The first in a series of monthly presentations is a fitting documentary titled “Unlikely Treasures,” by director Tally Abecassis which showcases various items from collectors as varied as one gentleman (the Reliquary’s own Bill Scanga) who collects ceramic ET’s figures to a woman who collects staplers and clothing hangers, even Kyle himself makes an appearance with his collection of mid-century furnishings and 1939 World’s Fair Memorabilia.

If you have never been, the City Reliquary Museum is a trove of beautiful, often overlooked objects that tell the story of New York City through the collections of its citizens, young and old alike. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, the City Reliquary is a magical world entered through a modest storefront on Metropolitan Ave., across from the famed Knitting Factory.

The first in a series, October 14’s event runs from 7-10pm

7pm: A welcome, and brief collecting story from hosts Kyle and Cleo.

7:10pm: An appearance and greeting from Museum president Bill Scanga, describing the role the Reliquary Museum had in the creation of “Unlikely Treasures”

7:15pm: The Film plays either in the outdoor theater or inside the Museum’s gallery space depending on the temperatures come mid-October!

8:15pm: Live soul music follows the presentation.

Don’t miss our first film screening as it is sure to be a carnival of delights….
Popcorn, snacks and *beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery*
$5 donation at the door. Proceeds benefit the Reliquary Museum!
Hope to see you there to share the communal spirit of collecting and those who share the collector’s bug!

Take the L train to Bedford or L & G trains to Lorimer.‎
Film Trailer:
“Kyle and Cleo” on Facebook!

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Third Thursday at the City Reliquary: New Critics Speak New York

Third Thursday at the City Reliquary:
New Critics Speak New York
D-Crit Readings at the City Reliquary Museum

Join recent graduates from the Design Criticism program at SVA as they consider design stories, history and ephemera in the city of New York. We will start in Willets Point with your urban adventure guide, Alan Rapp, as he explores a neighborhood curiously missing from the urban gird. Sarah Froelich bridges the Queens/Manhattan divide with her personal essay unwrapping the visual metaphors of the Queensboro Bridge. Midtown mysteries are revealed in John Cantwell’s presentation, as we learn who exactly design the Trump Tower’s signage. The eccentricity of pop-culture is dimensionalized in Chappell Ellison’s look into the transformation of the Movie Palace into the modern day Multiplex. And if you are mourning the loss of cultural icons such as the Roxy Theatre, join Angela Riechers on an audio boat tour of memorial landmarks across the city’s perimeter. This program was organized by fellow design critic Amelia Black and Molly Surno, of the City Reliquary Museum.

D-Crit is a pioneering masters program where students research, analyze and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications. Drawing on the broadest possible definition of design, the curriculum includes graphic, Web and product design as well as fashion, urban planning and network systems. Find more information on the website ( as well as on our own website at

Thursday August 19th 2010
FREE at The City Reliquary.
Brooklyn Beer will be sold for a cheap donation.

370 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer

Featured Critics:
John Cantwell
Sarah Froelich
Alan Rapp
Angela Riechers

Forgotten City Lights

A Photographic Archive of NYC’s Street Lamposts
Curated by “Forgotten New York” author and webmaster, Kevin Walsh and NYC transit employee and enthusiast, Bob Mulero

Join us on July 15th from 7-10 pm for the opening reception of a truly illuminating exhibition, FORGOTTEN CITY LIGHTS: A Photographic Archive of NYC’s Street Lamposts. This show focuses on the often ignored but always overhead variants and styles of NYC street lamps.

With photographs taken over the past 30+ years by Bob Mulero, an employee of the MTA and an avid toy collector, Mr. Mulero has been cataloging hundreds of New York’s lampposts since the 1970s. Mr. Mulero is joined in his efforts by the (seemingly) omniscient Kevin Walsh, whose website Forgotten NY chronicles (what appears to be) every single corner, cul-de-sac, dead-end, roundabout, and street direction in New York City.

July 15th, 7-10pm, FREE!
Refreshments by Brooklyn Brewery
Donations gratefully accepted.