The City Reliquary

The City Reliquary New York City's finest repository of local historical artifacts and memorabilia. Located in the Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn. The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization.
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Through permanent display of artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections, and annual cultural events, The City Reliquary connects visitors to New York City past and present.

Operating as usual

BIG MILK HAS BEEN MOVED TO @liminalspace.nyc due to rain!!Vax and masks required! Tickets available at the door :)
08/27/2021

BIG MILK HAS BEEN MOVED TO @liminalspace.nyc due to rain!!

Vax and masks required!

Tickets available at the door :)

BIG MILK HAS BEEN MOVED TO @liminalspace.nyc due to rain!!

Vax and masks required!

Tickets available at the door :)

This Sunday‼️ It's time for more 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s through the 1940s, straight from th...
08/23/2021

This Sunday‼️ It's time for more 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s through the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives—screened *in person* in The City Reliquary's lovely Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard!

For program #97, Out to Sea, our nearly two hours of animated fun pay homage to the end of the summer season, with a last-minute sea-going travel & adventure theme. This selection of animated boating, sailing, swimming (or sinking!) and shipping antics features a wide array of Cartoon Carnival mainstays...from silent era superstars Farmer Alfalfa, Felix the Cat and Alice, to later Golden Age favorites such as Bimbo, Popeye, Little Audrey, and many others.

Be sure to bring all your family and friends out for this much-anticipated opportunity to see these classic and now-rare cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected on 'reel' film, and enjoyed with a physical audience!

Tix at the link in our bio!

#cartoons #33mm #nonprofit #community #filmshowing #vintage #brooklynevents #nonprofit #williamsburg #brooklyn #familyfun #oldschool #throwback

This Sunday‼️ It's time for more 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s through the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives—screened *in person* in The City Reliquary's lovely Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard!

For program #97, Out to Sea, our nearly two hours of animated fun pay homage to the end of the summer season, with a last-minute sea-going travel & adventure theme. This selection of animated boating, sailing, swimming (or sinking!) and shipping antics features a wide array of Cartoon Carnival mainstays...from silent era superstars Farmer Alfalfa, Felix the Cat and Alice, to later Golden Age favorites such as Bimbo, Popeye, Little Audrey, and many others.

Be sure to bring all your family and friends out for this much-anticipated opportunity to see these classic and now-rare cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected on 'reel' film, and enjoyed with a physical audience!

Tix at the link in our bio!

#cartoons #33mm #nonprofit #community #filmshowing #vintage #brooklynevents #nonprofit #williamsburg #brooklyn #familyfun #oldschool #throwback

The Reliquary will be CLOSED all day August 22 due to hurricane. Enjoy the storm.Cartoon Carnival with @tomatitojose is ...
08/22/2021

The Reliquary will be CLOSED all day August 22 due to hurricane. Enjoy the storm.

Cartoon Carnival with @tomatitojose is also cancelled, but we’re working to find a new date.

The Reliquary will be CLOSED all day August 22 due to hurricane. Enjoy the storm.

Cartoon Carnival with @tomatitojose is also cancelled, but we’re working to find a new date.

08/19/2021

NOW TIL 9PM

The @aeonensemble composer fundraiser launch party, with VENMO-POWERED LIVE ENSEMBLE JUKEBOX.

$13 at the door. Open to anyone.

In accordance with NYC guidelines, the City Reliquary will require all Museum visitors 12 and older to show proof of Cov...
08/17/2021

In accordance with NYC guidelines, the City Reliquary will require all Museum visitors 12 and older to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon entry. We also ask that all Museum visitors 2 and older wear masks indoors. You can find details about what qualifies as proof of vaccination on our website and the city's Key To NYC page (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page).

We want all our visitors and volunteers to be as safe as possible, and thank you for your civic-spirited cooperation!

In accordance with NYC guidelines, the City Reliquary will require all Museum visitors 12 and older to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon entry. We also ask that all Museum visitors 2 and older wear masks indoors. You can find details about what qualifies as proof of vaccination on our website and the city's Key To NYC page (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page).

We want all our visitors and volunteers to be as safe as possible, and thank you for your civic-spirited cooperation!

08/16/2021

Pre-movie tunes with @miss_maybell_ before our slapstick movie showing hosted by @nhughes6759 and @tomatitojose!

Getting ready for a night of vintage The Three Stooges movies!

Grab a ticket, take your seat, eat some popcorn and enjoy! 🍿🥤📽

#swingmusic #oldschoolcool #vintage #nonprofit #communityart #brooklyn #williamsburg

This Sunday!! Pure Video is an all video show hosted by @sarahennessey & @colinburgers, screening sick as heck comedy sh...
08/06/2021

This Sunday!! Pure Video is an all video show hosted by @sarahennessey & @colinburgers, screening sick as heck comedy shorts in our beautiful backyard!

Comedy shorts by:
@clareisokane
@colinburgers
@doronmaxhagay
@elizahurwitz
@erics_phone
@grahambomason
@jackbensinger
@sarahennessey
@simpletown
@tynanwvhdelong
@westonhaney

Join us Sunday night! Tickets at the link in our bio!

#comedy #shortfilm #brooklynevent #bushwick #brooklyn #nycevent #comwdyshort #filmscreening #brooklyncomedy #comedian #nonprofit #community #supportlocalart

This Sunday!! Pure Video is an all video show hosted by @sarahennessey & @colinburgers, screening sick as heck comedy shorts in our beautiful backyard!

Comedy shorts by:
@clareisokane
@colinburgers
@doronmaxhagay
@elizahurwitz
@erics_phone
@grahambomason
@jackbensinger
@sarahennessey
@simpletown
@tynanwvhdelong
@westonhaney

Join us Sunday night! Tickets at the link in our bio!

#comedy #shortfilm #brooklynevent #bushwick #brooklyn #nycevent #comwdyshort #filmscreening #brooklyncomedy #comedian #nonprofit #community #supportlocalart

✨This Saturday✨ @teenagehalloween, @manekadevin69, and @oceanatorband will be playing at @trans.pecos!!!We originally pl...
08/04/2021

✨This Saturday✨ @teenagehalloween, @manekadevin69, and @oceanatorband will be playing at @trans.pecos!!!

We originally planned this show for our backyard, but we are so happy to be connecting with more venues and bands in our community ☺️

Tickets at the link in our bio!

This is an all vax event! Bring your card or excelsior pass!

#brooklyn #concert #bands #show #bk #bushwick #williamsburg #communityspace #neighborhoodlove #brooklynbar #diy

✨This Saturday✨ @teenagehalloween, @manekadevin69, and @oceanatorband will be playing at @trans.pecos!!!

We originally planned this show for our backyard, but we are so happy to be connecting with more venues and bands in our community ☺️

Tickets at the link in our bio!

This is an all vax event! Bring your card or excelsior pass!

#brooklyn #concert #bands #show #bk #bushwick #williamsburg #communityspace #neighborhoodlove #brooklynbar #diy

Tomorrow’s Old New York, today:Reliquary burlesque troupe in residence The @lastchancedancers (featuring special guest @...
07/31/2021

Tomorrow’s Old New York, today:

Reliquary burlesque troupe in residence The @lastchancedancers (featuring special guest @_dutch_baby_) open for @sarahandthesafeword tonight at @rub_ulad.

Last Chance Dancers return to our beloved backyard tomorrow 8pm.

07/25/2021

@tomatitojose loading music by @judd_kid

Road work on Bedford Ave revealing the old BMT trolley line
07/25/2021

Road work on Bedford Ave revealing the old BMT trolley line

TONIGHT: well-aged whiskey with poorly-aged films. And maybe some well-aged films too. No poorly-aged whiskey. It’s @whi...
07/23/2021

TONIGHT: well-aged whiskey with poorly-aged films. And maybe some well-aged films too. No poorly-aged whiskey. It’s @whiskey_flicks_live!

$15 tickets in the biography.
Free for members.
Doors 8pm. Show 8:30.

TONIGHT: well-aged whiskey with poorly-aged films. And maybe some well-aged films too. No poorly-aged whiskey. It’s @whiskey_flicks_live!

$15 tickets in the biography.
Free for members.
Doors 8pm. Show 8:30.

Modern history: Rubulad is a secret* location and collective of some of NYC’s finest creators who make Rubulad is a secr...
07/18/2021

Modern history: Rubulad is a secret* location and collective of some of NYC’s finest creators who make Rubulad is a secret location and collective of some of NYC’s finest creators who make for the sake of making. And tonight, they’re host to DISCO FISH, a party by our best friends, @jointhefuturenow. the sake of making. They are a museum unto themselves. And tonight, they’re host to DISCO FISH, a celebration of water and love by our best friends, @jointhefuturenow.

* you’ll find it when you need to

We are SO happy to announce that Shelter Puppy will be returning to our stages Thursday, July 22nd with a new and enlive...
07/14/2021

We are SO happy to announce that Shelter Puppy will be returning to our stages Thursday, July 22nd with a new and enlivening lineup for our SPACE/TIME concert series produced by @jointhefuturenow!

Music, poetry, performance and more abound, get your tickets now! The link is in our insta bio, or at our Withfrienss page, where you can find all of our upcoming events!

Come catch @sabina.crowley, @pjeanlouis, @anna.genevieve.winham, @allonevoice, and The Suitcase of Wonders in our beautiful backyard!

#brooklyn #williamsburg #nonprofit #artistsofinstagram #musicians #poet #poetrycommunity #performance #variety #party #concert #nyc #nynightlife

The rules of @frickfrackblackjack:1. Wager anything you can give or do.1a. Need not be tangible.1b. Must not be money.2....
07/10/2021

The rules of @frickfrackblackjack:

1. Wager anything you can give or do.
1a. Need not be tangible.
1b. Must not be money.
2. Dealer antes bet of equal value.
3. Play blackjack.
4. Win or lose.

Now through midnight. $15 at the door.

📸 @unitof

The rules of @frickfrackblackjack:

1. Wager anything you can give or do.
1a. Need not be tangible.
1b. Must not be money.
2. Dealer antes bet of equal value.
3. Play blackjack.
4. Win or lose.

Now through midnight. $15 at the door.

📸 @unitof

@spectaclenyc @ @cityreliquary × The Eternal Frame ÷ Morgan’s Cake
07/06/2021

@spectaclenyc @ @cityreliquary × The Eternal Frame ÷ Morgan’s Cake

@spectaclenyc @ @cityreliquary × The Eternal Frame ÷ Morgan’s Cake

Looking for a game? I bet you won't find another one quite like @frickfrackblackjack! This Friday night, Step right up a...
07/03/2021

Looking for a game? I bet you won't find another one quite like @frickfrackblackjack! This Friday night, Step right up and place a bet, but there's one catch: there's no money allowed. So what do you have? What's in your pockets? The game's Frick Frack Blackjack and it's a No Cash No Limit barter blackjack game where you can bet anything in the world except money. Big or small, weird and obscure, all things are open for bet at our tables. We want your stuff so bring your stuff to play with Frick Frack Blackjack!

Friday, July 9 7:00pm-???
Tickets at the link in our bio, and as always, free for our beloved members with an rsvp!

#brooklyn #williamsburg #party #variety #gambling #games #nyc #events

@mandalact IS BACK AT THW CITY RELIQUARY! Our faves are returning to the stage Thursday, July 8!Catch them with @chatter...
07/02/2021

@mandalact IS BACK AT THW CITY RELIQUARY! Our faves are returning to the stage Thursday, July 8!

Catch them with @chatterboxbandnyc opening for a night of rocknroll movin and groovin ‼️✨🌈

Link in our insta bio or Withfriends page for tix, and as always our beloved members are free with an RSVP ♥️

#rocknroll #concert #brooklyn #williamsburg #bands #indieband #nycevents #mustsee #nonprofit #communitylove

The City Reliquary Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday July 4. Enjoy your BBQs, fireworks, and other holiday events safely a...
07/01/2021

The City Reliquary Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday July 4. Enjoy your BBQs, fireworks, and other holiday events safely and we’ll see you next weekend!

Photo: artwork and signage from Petrella’s Point newsstand, part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

The City Reliquary Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday July 4. Enjoy your BBQs, fireworks, and other holiday events safely and we’ll see you next weekend!

Photo: artwork and signage from Petrella’s Point newsstand, part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

@tomatitojose making the cartoons not so silent
06/28/2021

@tomatitojose making the cartoons not so silent

SPACE/TIME was a huge collaborative effort, bringing so many artists to our beautiful backyard space, but here is a high...
06/18/2021

SPACE/TIME was a huge collaborative effort, bringing so many artists to our beautiful backyard space, but here is a highlight on our headliner, @jeremyandtheharlequins!

If this looks like a good time to you, we have SIX concerts and even more drag, comedy, burlesque - the list goes on - happening in July!

Find the ever growing list at the link in our bio ☺️

📸 @the_kehrley_jake
Produced by @jointhefuturenow

#nyc #brooklyn #williamsburg #concerts #concertphotography #rocknroll #shows #singer #bands #music #musicians #showtime #uniquevenue #diy #diyshow #artistsoninstagram #nonprofit #communityspace #neighborhoodlove #brooklynforlife #bkny #bkmusic #newyork #cityphotography

The circus was in town.
06/15/2021

The circus was in town.

The circus was in town.

Tonight. A few tickets remain. Link in @redheadjody’s biography.
06/15/2021

Tonight. A few tickets remain. Link in @redheadjody’s biography.

Tonight. A few tickets remain. Link in @redheadjody’s biography.

The circus is in town.
06/13/2021

The circus is in town.

The circus is in town.

The circus is in town.
06/13/2021

The circus is in town.

The circus is in town.

✨ TOMORROW✨We have an NYC rocknroll favorite hitting the stage, @jeremyandtheharlequins!Catch @mandalact opening up the ...
06/11/2021

✨ TOMORROW✨

We have an NYC rocknroll favorite hitting the stage, @jeremyandtheharlequins!

Catch @mandalact opening up the show, @frickfrackblackjack with cashless gambling, @flesh_wagon giving flash tattoos, @kevindevaneypoet slinging poems, @jointhefuturenow with silly shenanigans, and all your friends dancing the night away in our big, beautiful backyard!

Limited tickets still available at the link in our bio or on our wirhfriends.com page!

#rock #show #music #bands #nycmusicians #concert #tattoos #poetry #fun #dancing #nycevents #brooklyn #williamsburg #metropolitanave #museum #nycmuseums #nonprofit #communityart #neighborhoodlove

✨ TOMORROW✨

We have an NYC rocknroll favorite hitting the stage, @jeremyandtheharlequins!

Catch @mandalact opening up the show, @frickfrackblackjack with cashless gambling, @flesh_wagon giving flash tattoos, @kevindevaneypoet slinging poems, @jointhefuturenow with silly shenanigans, and all your friends dancing the night away in our big, beautiful backyard!

Limited tickets still available at the link in our bio or on our wirhfriends.com page!

#rock #show #music #bands #nycmusicians #concert #tattoos #poetry #fun #dancing #nycevents #brooklyn #williamsburg #metropolitanave #museum #nycmuseums #nonprofit #communityart #neighborhoodlove

Our first ✨Applause Applause Open Stage✨was such a success! We had poets, cartoonists, an alien comedy songwriting duo, ...
06/11/2021

Our first ✨Applause Applause Open Stage✨was such a success!

We had poets, cartoonists, an alien comedy songwriting duo, comedians, guitarists, synth players, an improvisational looper, singers, animators, and more!

Join us every Wednesday whether you have something to share or not. You'll be sure to see some beautiful, hysterical, charming, heartbreaking, insane acts cross our stage 😱

Thanks @jointhefuturenow, @3dpiss, @hartwelles, @whoisjensine, and all the performers and audience members who made this night one we will not soon forget ☺️

#openmic #nyc #williamsburg #brooklyn #brooklynevents #talent #comics #singersongwriter #comedyclub #looperpedal #poetry #poetsofinstagram #thisweek #newyorkcity #nonprofit #community #neighboorhood #museum #nycmuseums

TONIGHT! The sweet, sticky antics of Bazooka Joe and his gang take center stage at the City Reliquary. The History of Ba...
06/10/2021

TONIGHT! The sweet, sticky antics of Bazooka Joe and his gang take center stage at the City Reliquary. The History of Bazooka Joe starts at 8 (doors at 7; come check out our exhibit The Call of Candy for more candy ephemera and history)!

Tickets available at the link in bio or the link below or at the door!
https://withfriends.co/event/11324737/the_history_of_bazooka_joe

#candy #thecallofcandy #bazookajoe #topps #gum #vintagecandy #nychistory #madeinnyc

TONIGHT! The sweet, sticky antics of Bazooka Joe and his gang take center stage at the City Reliquary. The History of Bazooka Joe starts at 8 (doors at 7; come check out our exhibit The Call of Candy for more candy ephemera and history)!

Tickets available at the link in bio or the link below or at the door!
https://withfriends.co/event/11324737/the_history_of_bazooka_joe

#candy #thecallofcandy #bazookajoe #topps #gum #vintagecandy #nychistory #madeinnyc

This Saturday night! Catch @mandalact open for @jeremyandtheharlequins in our big, beautiful backyard! We also have spec...
06/09/2021

This Saturday night! Catch @mandalact open for @jeremyandtheharlequins in our big, beautiful backyard!

We also have special guests, @frickfrackblackjack accompanying us for non-monetary blackjack all night long! Bring your junk and bet it all!

Ticket link in our inst bio or on our Withfriends.com page!
Free for members as always ♥️

📸 @the_kehrley_jake

Produced by @jointhefuturenow

#thisweekend #nyc #williamsburg #bushwick #communityart #neighborhoodlove #artistsoninstagram #music #concerts #rocknroll

Attention fans of classic comics and classic candy! The City Reliquary is proud to host a sweet and hilarious panel on t...
06/08/2021

Attention fans of classic comics and classic candy! The City Reliquary is proud to host a sweet and hilarious panel on the history of Brooklyn's own eyepatched rascal, Bazooka Joe! Join us this Thursday, June 10 at 8 pm for a supremely entertaining evening! Doors open at 7 for guests to peruse our current exhibition, The Call of Candy, featuring ephemera & artifacts from 200 years of candy manufacturing in NYC!

Our distinguished panelists include:
Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts)
Ira Friedman (Topps)
Jason Liebig (collectingcandy.com)
R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated)
plus a special appearance by M. Sweeney Lawless (writer of ill repute)

Tickets are $7 general admission and free for City Reliquary Members. Tickets at the link in bio or below: https://withfriends.co/event/11324737/the_history_of_bazooka_joe

#thecallofcandy #candy #candymanufacturing #bazookajoe #Topps #bubblegum #nychistory #madeinnyc #classiccomics #nycevents #comicarts

Attention fans of classic comics and classic candy! The City Reliquary is proud to host a sweet and hilarious panel on the history of Brooklyn's own eyepatched rascal, Bazooka Joe! Join us this Thursday, June 10 at 8 pm for a supremely entertaining evening! Doors open at 7 for guests to peruse our current exhibition, The Call of Candy, featuring ephemera & artifacts from 200 years of candy manufacturing in NYC!

Our distinguished panelists include:
Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts)
Ira Friedman (Topps)
Jason Liebig (collectingcandy.com)
R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated)
plus a special appearance by M. Sweeney Lawless (writer of ill repute)

Tickets are $7 general admission and free for City Reliquary Members. Tickets at the link in bio or below: https://withfriends.co/event/11324737/the_history_of_bazooka_joe

#thecallofcandy #candy #candymanufacturing #bazookajoe #Topps #bubblegum #nychistory #madeinnyc #classiccomics #nycevents #comicarts

Address

370 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
11211

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Opening Hours

Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(718) 782-4842

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Is Santa coming to the Reliquary this year?
Is Santa coming to the Reliquary this year?
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