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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.

THurd THursday Presents: Rattle & Megan Reilly

Stop by the City Reliquary this THurd THursday, June 17th, for a musical concert of civic proportions. Performing on our backyard stage, not one, not three, but two luminaries of the Brooklyn lo-hi musical ephemera, to perfectly fit our quirky museum categories. Both acts will be performing to suit your musical ears, and as always, Brooklyn Beer will be served nicely chilled. $5 suggested donation, doors open at 7 and the music gets going promptly at 8.

Rattle is a new band comprising Pat Gubler (guitar), Greg Peterson (guitar), Sue Garner (bass) and Rick Brown (drums and electronics). Its members, all of whom also sing, have played in NY for many years in various groups including The Scene Is Now, P.G. Six, Run On, Batillus, The Shams, Metal Mountains and V-Effect. Rattle uses the classic instrumentation of rock music but the result has touches of ambient electronics and Appalachian harmonies, hints of folk-rock and inspirations as varied as black metal and Haitian rara.

Memphis native Megan Reilly’s Let Your Ghost Go “comes on like a fever-dream, slow, hot and swooning, brimming with love and death and sadness and joy…a voice both hazy and powerfully direct…a wonderful, timeless sophomore record of quiet, haunting country pop.” (Other Music) It received 4-Stars from Uncut magazine. “Drop dead gorgeous, melancholy folk-pop of the highest order.” (No Depression) “… as if Dolly Parton sang in her sleep and occasionally wailed in terror at a nightmare.” (Dallas Observer) She’s currently at work on her third album.

June 17th, 7-10pm
$5 suggested donation
At the City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Student Exhibition Opens THis THurd THursday: Thursday, June 17, 2010

Urban Memory Project and City Reliquary Museum worked with 20 students and their teacher at the Lyons Community School to study the history and trends of Williamsburg, and to capture their observations with photography. The result is a collection of beautiful photographs that document this neighborhood in transition.

The opening will begin at 5:30pm


THurd THursday & New Shows at CR

Hello Friends of The City Reliquary,

We are happy to announce the return of our spectacular THurd THursdays events. This week, on THursday January 21st, from 7:00-10:00 PM we will host a reception for TWO new exhibits at the museum.

In our Exhibition Hall, we are proud to announce the opening of “Company Journals of the Southside Firehouse”
An exhibit of historic logbooks detailing the daily work of Williamsburgh companies Engine 221 and Hook & Ladder 104 since the turn of the century, beautifully hand-written with fountain pen in calligraphic form and displayed with photographic and printed support materials of the era; Curated by Firefighter Patrick D’Emic L104.

Also, in the COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS window we are proud to present, Amanda B. Friedman’s Unicorn Collection.

We hope you’ll join us THis THurd THursday at 7:00 for refreshments courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery.

This THurd THursday

Its time again for our monthly THurd THursday event again. We have a terrific line up for you, featuring:

In the Exhibition Hall:
Opening reception of Miss Subways, Past and Present, with current photographic portraits of the past Miss Subways by Fiona Gardner, along side archival photographs and posters. View a sample of Fiona’s work or visit the NY Times slideshow

In the Community Collection Window:
Closing reception of Amy Von Harrington’s Copper Mold Collection. Come see this spectacular eye-catching display during its last few days on view in our front window display case.

In the Urban Greenspace (aka; backyard)
The amazingly talented band, Frankenpine. This band has been described as a blend of folk, indie, and bluegrass which may help to explain their namesake: the large cellular towers thinly veiled with semi-realistic tree limbs. Frankenpine is also native to our corner of Williamsburgh having been founded on and recorded their first album here on Havemeyer Street.  Don’t miss these hometown heroes! For a sample of their music go to:
Expect an even more impressive live presence in our own backyard! (Band @ 7:30 PM)

And of course:
Brooklyn Brewery beers for just $3 a bottle!

Hope to see you at the next THURD THURSDAY, September 17th from 7-10 PM at your community museum, The City Reliquary.