Founded in 1785 by the skilled craftsmen of the City, our organization continues to serve and improve the quality of life of the people of the City of New York.
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ARTISAN LECTURE SERIES Spring 2017. Jamie Swan, Bike Maker. Building Modern Bicycle Frames Using Traditional Methods and Materials. Tuesday, April 25th at The General Society Library. The Lecture starts at 6:30 – Reception to...
Behind the Scenes with a New York Times Reporter, Corey Kilgannon. Tuesday, May 2nd AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY. The lecture starts at 6:30 P.M. Corey Kilgannon has been writing for The New York...
Please click here to read the SPRING 2017 Newsletter We are grateful for your support of the programs of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.
Mechanics Institute offers tuition-free educational programs to individuals in the building and construction industry. The next academic year will begin Monday, September 11, 2017 with registration beginning in May.
2017 Mechanics Institute Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 25, 2017 7 p.m. The General Society Library
Treasures from the General Society Collection are now available digitally thanks to "Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York"
Historic Gilded Age Mansion Interior Restoration. Mary Kay Judy, Architectural and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Tuesday, April 18th at The General Society Library. The Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. Reception to Follow. The LANDMARK...
On Thursday, November 17, 2016 we gathered in the historic General Society Library to celebrate the significant contributions of two New Yorkers to our City.