28.8 F
New York
Thursday, January 28, 2021

** New Yorkled Magazine **

Home New York City / NYC Spend Presidents Weekend/Week in NYC and Receive a Presidential History Lesson

Spend Presidents Weekend/Week in NYC and Receive a Presidential History Lesson

Spend Presidents Weekend/Week in NYC and Receive a Presidential History Lesson

All eyes are on Trump Tower as the “White House North” these days, but New York City has served as the site of a substantial amount of presidential history. This President’s Day Weekend (February 18-20) might be the perfect opportunity to brush up on the City’s presidential history and feel a little bit extra patriotic by visiting some of the below historical sites.
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, has curated the list below of historic presidential locations in New York City to visit. Make sure to also check out NYCGo.com for more historical places around the five boroughs!

  • Theodore Roosevelt was born in raised in on East 20th Street in Manhattan, and his childhood home is open to the public. He grew into a great outdoorsman, boxer and of course, the 26thPresident who is now immortalized on Mount Rushmore, too.
  • If you have only a few hours, but you want to see them all: Madame Tussauds in Times Square features lifelike sculptures from George Washington to Donald Trump. It’s not every day that you can take a picture with both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama!
  • Roosevelt Island was named for Franklin D. Roosevelt, and it now features the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, named after the four freedoms he outlined in one of his most famous speeches, in 1944.  The park is the first memorial to FDR in New York State.
  • And if this leaves you wanting to learn more about FDR, head to Roosevelt House at Hunter College, where FDR and his wife Eleanor lived for more than 25 years, and where his transition team assembled after he won the Presidential election.  Roosevelt House features a number of timely exhibits about FDR’s life and work, as well as today’s politics and campaigns.
  • Federal Hall National Memorial in lower Manhattan is where George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. Federal Hall is now a free museum!
  • General Grant National Memorial (Grant’s Tomb) in Riverside Park on the Upper West Side is the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. It’s also the largest mausoleum in North America – and Riverside Park provides a beautiful backdrop for your Instagrams.
  • The Conference House Museum on Staten Island was the site of the peace conference of 1776 where John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin met with the King’s representative, Lord Richard Howe, to discuss America’s independence.
  • Before Wave Hill was a horticultural haven for the public in the Bronx, it was a private 28-acre estate with greenhouses, gardens and a gray stone mansion that was rented by prominent figures, including the family of Theodore Roosevelt, who lived there during the summers of 1870 and 1871.
  • And for our favorite Founding Father and not-quite President…. Alexander Hamilton…
    Besides going to see the Tony-awarding winning Hamilton on Broadway, head uptown to the Hamilton Grange National Museum which is open year-round and is located in Manhattan’s Hamilton Heights Historic District. Admission to the site is free. They are usually open Wednesday through Sunday but will also be open this President’s Day.
  • In Lower Manhattan, Wall Street Walks offers a Hamilton themed tour, with stops where his contemporaries, George Washington, Aaron Burr and another President, Thomas Jefferson, lived, as well as narrow streets that have changed very little in 200 years and some of the old haunts, like Fraunces Tavern, where Hamilton frequently went for dinner or drinks.
  • If you are looking to see and do all of it, you might need a place to stay, and the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York hotel, where almost every President has stayed since it first opened, might be just the perfect location. And while there, don’t forget the secret presidential train station inside (to help hide FDR’s condition from the public). But make those reservations soon, as The Waldorf is closing its doors for renovations this spring!

BAN The SCAN : Activists and Local Leaders Call For a Ban on the Use of Racially Biased Facial Recognition Technology

BAN The Scan : Activists and Local Leaders Call On Lawmakers and the Public to Stop the Use of Racially Biased Facial Recognition Technology On...

New York State COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate on the Decline Says Governor Cuomo

New York State COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate On The Decline Says Governor Cuomo NY Governor Andrew Cuomo reported this week that Coronavirus related...

NYC Public Advocate Williams Incensed, Enraged Over Needless Deaths Due to NYCHA Incompetence

NYC Public Advocate Williams Incensed, Enraged Over Needless Deaths Due to NYCHA Incompetence In 2015, Board Member Judy Andrea asked, "is NYCHA on the worst...

State of The City Preview: New York City Invests $38 Million In New Biotech Centers

State of The City Preview: New York City Invests $38 Million In New Biotech Centers NEW YORK—Today, Mayor de Blasio announced four winners of infrastructure...

Governor Cuomo has State Agencies Prepare for Oncoming Snow Store – NYS Weather Alert for January 21, 2021

Governor Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Prepare Response Resources as Heavy Lake Effect Snow Forecast to Impact North Country and Western New York Through...

America’s Re-Connection With the Rest of the World – What’s to Come?

America's Re-Connection With the Rest of the World - What's to Come? "Will be wonderful and interesting to see how the international re-connection unfurls over...

Courtesy Reminder

Just several more months folks before a good portion of America’s getting its vaccine.

Hang In There!

‘and Don’t Forget Your Mask

Visit Our Current Calendar

We’ve moved our
Current Calendar
to a new section

There you can learn about posting an event. These days only VIRTUAL Events are Considered. That will change as soon as it’s safe to do so.

About

Help for Those in Need

Tags

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!