Night at the Museum… In Real Life
August 12, 2013
We’re in the final month of the “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York — and it’s going out with a bang! It is the perfect opportunity for visitors to witness how to live, cook, decorate and organize a small space. Additionally, five people will take turns living in the space — a real life Night at the Museum!
On tap for the month of August:
Tuesday, August 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Savvy Ways to Organize Your Small Space
Lifelong New Yorkers, Kate Berger and Ann Lightfoot of Done & Done NYC will show fellow urbanites how to manage small spaces in a smart and stylish way.
Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 AM, 11:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00 AM, 11:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM
Throwing A Dinner Party — In A Small Space
How do micro-unit dwellers host a dinner party? Caterer Terri Lee of Great Performances will show visitors how to cook and organize a dinner party in limited space. Yum!
Friday, August 23 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Clever Ways to Dress Up Your Small Space
Think micro-units can’t possibly be chic? Think again! Designer Jeffrey Phillips will demonstrate how to blend style and efficiency.
Micro-Units: Could you really live here?
Over the course of four days, five participants will be living in the micro-unit — and we get to witness it! The “residents” will greet visitors and discuss their experience. They will be tweeting, instagramming, live-blogging and holding Google chats during their 24-hour stay. Throw on your cutest PJs, participants!
Friday, August 16 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Meet Taylor & Emily T.: Living As Roommates in a Small Space
Is it possible to share 325 square feet with a roommate? Heck yes! Taylor and Emily, interns at MCNY, will prove it. Follow Taylor and Emily on Twitter @MuseumofCityNY and Instagram @Museumofcityny
Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Meet Challie and Lina: Living As A Couple in A Small Space
Challie (our very own Design Director and star of the above video!) and Lina, an attorney, will spend a real 24-hours as a couple living in a micro-apartment. Follow Challie and Lina on Twitter @resourcfurnitur and Instagram @resourcefurniture.
Sunday, August 18 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Meet Emily M.: Living Alone in a Small Space
Emily, a San Francisco native, will experience life as a single, young professional living in a micro-space! Follow Emily on Twitter @MuseumofCityNY and Instagram @Museumofcityny