• 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


Poetic Voices: Re-opening & Poets’ Tour 
For the reopening of the Poetic Voices of the Muslim World exhibit, City Lore’s Director of Poetry Programs Sahar Muradi will lead audiences on a unique tour of the exhibit, where the displayed poems come to life in dramatic performances by poets Sara GoudarziSuneela Mubayi, and Adeeba Talukder reading in the original Persian, Arabic, and Urdu.
Poetic Voices of the Muslim World explores an art form central to the lives of Muslims around the world. The exhibition highlights poetic traditions from four major language areas—Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu—and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diaspora communities in the U.S. The exhibition also includes multi-media works by the late Samina Quraeshi, who was dedicated to creating greater cultural understanding of her native Pakistan, as well as artwork created by students of teachers who participated in our summer institute on understanding Muslim cultures through the arts.
Exhibit Dates: 
Oct. 24 – Dec. 10, 2017
Opening Reception: October 24, 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 Colleen at colleen@citylore.org  


Oh Hallowed Knish

Book Discussion and Food Tasting

Join City Lore On Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 6:30PM for delicious knishes and NYC history!

Just in time for Halloween, world’s leading knish expert Laura Silver reveals lesser-known specters of the succulent potato pie in New York City and beyond. She offers up Lower East Side history, Polish legends, and a real-life connection between knishes and All Saints’ Day. The New York Times called her book, Knish in Search of the Jewish Soul Food, “mouthwatering, whimsical and edifying.” Come revel in local lore and nosh on knishes and other dishes that pay homage to ancestors of all flavors.

We will have mini-knishes available from Yonah’s Schimmel’s Knish

Learn about the author, Laura Silver. She is a native New Yorker and an award-winning journalist whose writing on food and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Forward, the Jerusalem Report and on NPR.


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