Monday, 02 July 2012 18:21
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen announce an Independence Celebration was held on Monday, July 2, at 7 pm.
The GSMT have gathered annually to read the entirety of the Declaration of Independence, since 1793. This July’s ceremony was especially significant because of the efforts of New York Says Thank You Foundation and the National 9/11 Flag project. It was General Society Member, Charlie Vitchers, a construction worker, that rescued the flag from Ground Zero which journeyed across the country before coming to rest at the the National September 11th Memorial Museum.
THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN
of the City of New York
in our 227th Year
will hold its
ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
To be held in the Society’s Library Hall
20West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
On Monday Evening, July 2, 2012 At 7:00 P.M.
Jeff Parness Founder & Chairman
New York Says Thank You Foundation
will give the Patriotic Address and Present the National 9/11 Flag
The Declaration of Independence will be read in its entirety.
Formore about the New York Says Thank You Foundation and the National 9/11 Flag www.newyorksaysthankyou.org
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:16
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York invited Mr. David Grider (www.davidgrider.com) Architect and NYU Adjunct Instructor, for a May 2nd presentation to the general membership entitled BIM for the Trades.
Though Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been used in architectural offices for over a decade, The Society recognizes that large institutional owners are now coming to demand BIM deliverables from their construction managers and general contractors, leaving the trades increasingly faced with having to adopt this complex new tool.
Mr. Grider's illustrated talk provided an overview of BIM, examples (including cautionary) from the field on how the trades are already using this technology, and suggestions of where the technology is heading relative to the trades and Integrated Project Delivery.
The ensuing discussion involved generations of craftspeople and building professionals. Mr William Fennell, a senior superintendent with Tishman Construction, noted the irony of considering these advanced digital tools surrounded by the volumes of The Society's historic Apprentices' Library, continuing the mission of the trade advancement set by the Society's founders over two centuries ago."
The General Society is dedicated to bringing "BIM for the Trades" to its Mechanics' Institute to ensure that its students are well prepared for a future that is surely to involve BIM as a integral tool in design and construction.
Please E-mail questions or comments to Past President and School Committee Chair Jerry Drohan, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:23
Gregory Muller, Stone Mosaic Artisan, will discuss the techniques of designing, developing and installing mosaic walls and floors. He developed a deep appreciation of marble from his family: three generations of Italian marble sculptors. After studying at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Mr. Muller set out to develop his own personal dialogue with marble and transforming stone’s immeasurable strength into timeless revered beauty. He apprenticed in Italy, learning carving and mosaic techniques. With this knowledge, he moved to Rome in search of inspiration. Four years in Greece followed for exposure to Byzantine mosaics. In 1988, with his brother, Harrison, he opened his own studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and assembled a team of talented artists and craftsmen to work with him, shaping marble into lush mosaics. His clients include many famous architectural and interior design firms. His work can be seen at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and on his website: www.gregorymullerassoc.com
20 WEST 44th (BETWEEN 5th AND 6th AVENUES) Advance registration is suggested. $15 General admission, $10 General Society members, $5 Students To register, please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840 prompt 2 or online at: email@example.com www.generalsociety.org
Monday, 09 April 2012 15:17
A rare talent on the international design scene, Michael Simon is renowned for his inventive interiors that not only bring new vitality to Classicism but also set a standard for excellence in 21st century design.
Executed with soulful and meticulous dedication, Simon’s interiors evidence a timeless aesthetic, blending historical expression with a modern sensibility. His innovative work blends beauty, substance and luxurious comfort of lasting value. For nearly two decades, this New York designer has consistently produced custom designs, no two alike, yet all distinguished by elegance and serenity, refinement and discretion.
Uniquely, Simon spent his formative years training to become a music composer. Starting at age 15, his private studies with the legendary composer Stephen Sondheim led to a concentration in classical music at Carnegie Mellon University and the Manhattan School of Music. But, he ultimately evolved to interior design and established his own firm. The designer says he “composes rooms, bringing the discipline and thought process of his formal education to his clients’ homes.”
Simon will present a rich variety of projects, which seamlessly integrate architecture and interior decoration. Interjecting piano accompaniment, he will discuss how leitmotifs, rhythm, counterpoint, balance and harmony form his designs, showing distinctive rooms in a range of stunning styles where all the elements “coalesce to sing.”
MICHAEL SIMON, INTERIOR DESIGNER
An Illustrated Lecture with Musical Accompaniment:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
A MUSIC COMPOSER–TURNED–INTERIOR DESIGNER
MICHAEL SIMON “COMPOSES” MASTERFUL ROOMS
LECTURE STARTS AT 6:00 P.M. - RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Monday, 09 April 2012 14:46
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