May 28, 2022

Music of Many Worlds

The New Amsterdam History Center and Congregation Sheairith Israel Present: Music of Many Worlds, 18th-century Vocal Works from Amsterdam's Sephardic Synagogue

Before Central Park: A Talk by Sara Cedar Miller

Visitors can hardly imagine Manhattan without Central Park, but the history of these 843 acres before it became the celebrated green space is a fascinating story told by Sara Cedar Miller in her book, ``Before Central Park,`` published by Columbia University Press

March 9, 2021

From Netherlandic to Dutch Colonial: The Story of an Evolving House Style in America

A conversation with Jeroen van den Hurk, Architectural Historian, and Len Tantillo, Historical and Marine Artist and Architect

May 21, 2021


New York loves Vermeer

A Virtual Conversation with Adam Eaker - Assistant Curator / Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Nigel Van Wieck - Contemporary Artist Moderated by Laura D. Corey - Project Manager and Senior Researcher / Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Diary of Asser Levy, First Jewish Citizen of New York by New Amsterdam History Society

A conversation with Daniela Weil, author of ``The Diary of Asser Levy: First Jewish Citizen of New York`` and Noah Gelfand, Historian


“A Dangerous Liberty”

Shaun Sayres presents a talk on the Mohawk-Dutch Relations and the Colonial Gunpowder Trade, 1639-1665

October 6, 2020

New York is a Dutch City

A conversation with author, Russell Shorto, and architectural historian, Barry Lewis who discuss the impact the Dutch had on today's New York City

Fighting the Flood

A conversation with Pippa Brashear, SCAPE Landscape Architect, Daniel Vasini, Creative Director of West 8 N.Y. Architect and Urban Designer, and Edgar J. Westerhof, National Director for Flood Risk & Resiliency ARCADIS 18th panel discussion on New York City and its relationship with its surrounding water.

Cartographic Visions of New Netherland & New Amsterdam: Depictions of Resources and Peoples

A talk by Ian Fowler, Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library

October 4, 2019

The Lawyer and the Fox: A Tale of Tricks & Treachery in New Amsterdam

A talk with Jaap Jacobs of St Andrews University on the fierce struggle between Adriaen van der Donck and Petrus Stuyvesant

December 1, 2018

Was New Amsterdam’s Reputation for Religious Tolerance Earned?

Understanding the minimal Jewish presence in New Netherland and Calvinists in the Dutch Atlantic World


 The Dutch Commercial Legacy in both the Atlantic World and New York.

Historians Wim Klooster and Dennis J. Maika will exchange ideas and perceptions on such topics as the operation of both state-sponsored commercial monopolies and private entrepreneurship.


The Dutch and Native Americans in New Netherland

With speakers Daniel Richter, Andrew Lipman and Cynthia van Zandt


New Netherland through History and Art

Historian Charles Gehring and historical artist Len Tantillo explore the evolution of New Netherland, provide a background perspective of the conditions in Europe leading up to the settlement of the colony, and explain the functional interconnection of forts and rivers to the city of Manhattan.


Slave Life in New Netherland

A panel discussion with David Blight, Christopher Moore, Susanah Shaw Romney, Patricia Bonomi