Member Spotlight:


Leslie Hayes Director of Education New-York Historical Society

Leslie Hayes is the Director of Education at the New-York Historical Society where she oversees N-YHS's teacher programs, Citizenship Project, and department-wide projects and administration. She is also a curricuum writer on the Women & the American Story initiative. Prior to joining N-YHS, Leslie helped launch the Brooklyn Connections program at Brooklyn Public Library and managed public programs at the South Street Seaport Museum. Leslie served as NYCMER's Membership Coordinator in 2015-2016 and as a Trustee-at-Large in 2016-2017. She has an MPA from NYU, an MPhil in History from Cambridge University, and a BA in History and English from Penn State.   

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Exhibitions and Interpretation + Museums and International Understanding + Social Justice Peer Group Meeting

Where: New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

When:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During Climate Week NYC, join colleagues from the Social Justice and International Understanding Peer Groups to explore the intersection of the arts and environmental justice.


Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: New York Botanical Garden

RSVP: Tori Lewis,

At 1 pm, explore and discuss the exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. Burle Marx was a pioneering landscape architect, artist, and activist who spoke out against rain forest destruction in the 1960s and 70s. How should we approach thorny—and sadly timely—political and environmental issues in our exhibits and interpretation?


Stick around for the Climate Change Arts Exchange from 2 to 4. In this lively, multidisciplinary program, performing arts groups will debut new works related to climate change.

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