Midtown Terra Cotta Tour is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 31 other Tour Classes for you to choose from. Check our top choices below or see all classes for more options.

Midtown Terra Cotta Tour

at Archive on Parade - Midtown

(7)
Course Details
Price:
$35
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

Location:
Midtown, Manhattan
131 W 55th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10019
(Map)
Important:
This tour meets in front of the New York City Center.
Purchase Options
Save to WishList

3 people saved this class

Book Private Class
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Lucie Levine

What you'll learn in this tour class:

Terra-Cotta, or “fired earth” is the clay chameleon of the concrete jungle: it can mimic stone or sport a rainbow of Technicolor glazes. Both light-weight and highly malleable, its ideal for both slim curtain walls and ornate sculptural ornaments. By the turn of the 20th century, many of the city’s most eminent architects, including Cass Gilbert, Henry Hardenbergh, George B. Post and Ely Jacques Khan, worked in terra-cotta, and the clay faced some of the city’s most iconic facades, including the Flatiron Building, the Woolworth Building and the Plaza Hotel. 

On this tour led by Lucie Levine of Midtown Manhattan, we’ll see the clay chameleon in some of its most beautiful and diverse forms, from a Technicolor Moorish-Revival Temple to a French Renaissance Chateau to an Italian Mannerist school. Along the way, stop by New York’s most ornate apartment building, check out one of the city’s earliest co-ops and find-out how the New York’s most illustrious theater and finest hotel were clad in clay produced right here in the five boroughs!

This tour meets in front of the New York City Center.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a tour or event for a full refund or a credit to reschedule for a future tour. If you cancel within 24 hours, we can offer you a credit to reschedule for a future tour.

Map

Google Map

Archive on Parade

All classes at this location

Start Dates (0)

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!

Similar Classes

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 350 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Reviews of Classes at Archive on Parade (7)

School: Archive on Parade

Archive on Parade

Archive on Parade is a Brooklyn-based tour and event company that aims to take New York City's fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets.

We love collaborating with local institutions and businesses to create exciting and memorable ways for people to access history and have a great...

Read more about Archive on Parade

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified NYC educator.

Want to take this class?

Save to Wish List
Booking this class for a group? Find great private group events here

31 Top Choices

David Allen Sibley: What It’s Like to Be A Bird

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Learn more details about bird identification, from field marks and songs to habitat and behavior. Then put this into practice on the walk. Join urban naturalist and environmental educator Gabriel Willow to explore the surprising diversity of wildlife and ecology in New York City. Sessions include a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute bird-watching...

Tuesday Dec 8th, 2pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$40

2 sessions

Curator Tour: Joseph A. Witt Winter Garden

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections, will take us on a virtual journey through the Winter Garden, highlighting plants with bright blossoms, alluring fragrance, attractive foliage, and striking bark. Discover the wonders of an iconic Pacific Northwest winter garden! Originally designed and planted in 1949, the Joseph A Witt WInter...

Tuesday Jan 12th, 6pm - 7pm Pacific Time

The Science of Tree Communication - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as well as through complex fungal...

Sunday Jan 24th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$139

3 sessions

Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms in late summer. Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in cultivated areas throughout the park. You can also use this invasive species as a superb root vegetable, or even...

Saturday Dec 5th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

September 6, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food.  Wild fruit far surpassing anything available commercially also fills the park. Japanese quince fruits will be falling to the ground in the Conservancy Garden. Thickets will still be lined with such...

Sunday Dec 6th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the...

Sunday Nov 29th, 10am - 12:45pm Eastern Time

Champagne Sunset Cruise on Classic 1920s-Style Yacht

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glassed-in back-deck observatory of these Gatsby-esque 1920's style yachts.  On this...

Saturday Jan 9th, 4pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Inwood Hill Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Inwood Broadway & Dyckman St At the playground, New York, New York 10034

This is one of the best places for foragers in late summer. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with wild plants. This is a good time for berries. We'll be harvesting hawthornes, apple-like fruits traditionally used as a cardiac tonic, and Americann hackberries, which taste like...

Sunday Nov 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Around Manhattan Holiday Escape (2-3 Adults)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Step aboard the teak decks of Manhattan or Manhattan II, our 1920s style luxury yachts, for a leisurely weekend 'bring your own brunch' cruise! Tis the season to get into the holiday spirit and what better way than to join us one of the Manhattan yachts decked out in holiday decor. Experience a beautiful morning cruise around New York City. Listen...

Sunday Nov 29th, 10:15am - 1pm Eastern Time

Inwood Hill Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Inwood Broadway & Dyckman St At the playground, New York, New York 10034

This is one of the best places for foragers in late summer. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with wild plants. This is a good time for berries. We'll be harvesting hawthornes, apple-like fruits traditionally used as a cardiac tonic, and Americann hackberries, which taste like...

Sunday Nov 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms in late summer. Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in cultivated areas throughout the park. You can also use this invasive species as a superb root vegetable, or even...

Saturday Dec 5th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

September 6, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food.  Wild fruit far surpassing anything available commercially also fills the park. Japanese quince fruits will be falling to the ground in the Conservancy Garden. Thickets will still be lined with such...

Sunday Dec 6th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Sunset & Holiday Cocoa Cruise (2-3 Adults)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Important Note: Tickets for 2-3 Adults Key points about this tour: 1.5 hrs Enjoy the grand salon of the Manhattan Yachts in their rich full Holiday decor while taking in NYC skyline during this magical time of year. $86 per person for 2-3 Adults $62 per person for 4 or more Adults Capacity limitations will follow the New York State guidelines...

Saturday Nov 28th, 3:45pm - 5:15pm Eastern Time

Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Experience New York like you never have before in our enclosed glass observatory and leave the noise of city street life behind. Sit back and enjoy the luxurious view of the island from the cozy solarium or the open decks of our gorgeous, 1920s-style yachts! These spectacular glassed-in observatories on the back decks are equipped with cushioned...

Saturday Jan 9th, 2pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Jack Harrington Greenway (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - White Plains 43 Gedney Way, White Plains, New York 10605

This scenic woodland trail, running between houses in a residential area, is a great place for foraging in early spring. Participants will see many common, renewable shoots, greens, flowers, roots, and mushrooms that abound here during the foraging tour. Of course, one of the first things you'll learn will be violets. The flowers are long gone, but...

Saturday Dec 5th, 11:45am - 2:15pm Eastern Time

Jack Harrington Greenway (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - White Plains 43 Gedney Way, White Plains, New York 10605

This scenic woodland trail, running between houses in a residential area, is a great place for foraging in early spring, and, beginning at 11:45 AM, foraging expert Violet Brill, America's First Lady of Foraging, will be showing you all the many common, renewable shoots, greens, flowers, roots, and mushrooms that abound here during the course of a...

Saturday Dec 5th, 11:45am - 2:15pm Eastern Time

New York City Lights Holiday Cocoa Cruise (2-3 Adults)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Important Note: Ticket for 2-3 Adults Key points about this festive New York City Holiday City Lights Cruise! 1.5 hrs Enjoy the grand salon of the Manhattan Yachts in their rich full Holiday decor while taking in NYC skyline during this magical time of year! $86 per person for 2-3 Adults $62 per person for 4 or more Adults Capacity limitations...

Saturday Nov 28th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Holiday Sparking Wine Tasting Cruise (4-9 Adults)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II or Yacht Manhattan, you will be able to take in all the beauty the New York City skyline has to offer while cozying up and staying warm in our climate controlled observatory. This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise. This special tour features the magnificent...

Saturday Nov 28th, 1:45pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Sunset & Holiday Cocoa Cruise (4-9 Adults)

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

Important Note: Tickets for 4-9 Adults Key points about this tour: 1.5 hrs Enjoy the grand salon of the Manhattan Yachts in their rich full Holiday decor while taking in NYC skyline during this magical time of year. $86 per person for 2-3 Adults $62 per person for 4 or more Adults Capacity limitations will follow the New York State guidelines...

Saturday Nov 28th, 3:45pm - 5:15pm Eastern Time

City Tour: Alto y Bajo Manhattan

at LovelyUSA - Chelsea 401 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Manhattan is only 1 of the 5 districts of New York, but it houses many treasures that are worth knowing. During the High and Low (Alto y Bajo) Manhattan tour we will travel the Big Apple for 4 hours, first to the Uptown and later to the Downtown. We walk through downtown avenues by an expert guide that reveals all the secrets and history of the city....

Monday Nov 30th, 9:15am - 1:15pm Eastern Time