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.
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.
Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30pm @ The General Society Library
Including everything from a tour of our unique lock museum, to a behind-the scenes-look at the building, to being the venue for the PBS’ Artist Den‘s Vampire Weekend concert.
Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the General Society Library.
A BURGLAR’S GUIDE TO THE CITY: A Conversation with Author Geoff Manaugh and Robert Krulwich (Radio Lab co-host)
Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm in the General Society Library and the John M. Mossman Lock Collection.
On May 21 we honored the 157th Graduating Class of the Mechanics Institute. Congratulations to the men and women who have successfully completed the Institute’s programs in their chosen discipline.
On May 14, 2015, in celebration of its 230th Anniversary and Season Five of the Artisan Lecture Series, The General Society commemorated its original theme, “By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand”