• City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is preserving New York's cultural heritage
  • City Lore is documenting New York stories
  • City Lore is preserving Places that Matter
  • City Lore is artists in schools
  • City Lore is exploring the city
  • City Lore is the POEMobile in your neighborhood
  • City Lore is the People's Hall of Fame
  • City Lore is where you find rich resources


Apple of My Eye: The Urban Vision of Elaine Norman 
City Lore is pleased to present Elaine Norman’s vision of the city as the first exhibit in our Deep New York series. “Simply strolling down any New York street can be a visual adventure and an endless opportunity for discovery,” she writes. “The City has an extraordinary capacity to blend past and present, high-brow and low, traditional and modern.” This vibrant, eclectic and constantly evolving architectural and cultural kaleidoscope has always been Elaine Norman’s passion and source of inspiration.
Exhibit Dates: 
Sep. 13 – Oct. 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Sept. 13, 2017
Gallery Hours:
Fri  2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
and by appointment
Free and open to the public.
To schedule a visit outside of regular hours, please email Rose at rose@citylore.org. 


Keep the Grassroots Growing

Party like it’s 1817 with the Heartland Passage Tour, a 10 city tour with music, storytelling, and City Lore’s new film Boom and Bust to celebrate the bicentennial of the Canal. Artists include Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, the Dady Brothers, George Ward and others.
Read Ray Allen’s essay, Is Brooklyn J’Ouvert Dead, about one of NYC’s most important and endangered carnival traditions.
Read Steve’s new blogpost, The Bell Tolls for Ringling, part of his Poetry of Everyday Life series. 
Read Caitlin‘s Sense & the City blog post, about a humble iron bolt hidden in Central Park that marked Manhattan’s original street grid plan.

.Join City Lore in preserving the things we love about New York-places that matter, street performers, folk artists, community gardens, ethnic social clubs, Coney Island, and the New York City accent. 

Learn about NYC’s grassroots culturesSupport what’s distinctive about New York and track how the city is doing with the People’s City Report Card.

Support local landmarks and cherished sites –Defend places endangered in the ebb and flow of New York City’s rapidly changing cultural landscape through our Place Matters program.


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