The 2017 GANYC Apple Awards, recognizing achievements in New York City tourism, culture and preservation, were held last night at the SVA Theater in Chelsea. It was quite a bawdy, rambunctious evening thanks to the host, cabaret star Mark Nadler, and a friendly, diverse line-up of presenters.
The Guides Association of New York City (or GANYC), founded in 1974, brings together the finest independent, professional tour guides in the city. And since 2015 they have presented awards to the community, “honoring individuals and organizations that encourage and promote New York City tourism, culture and preservation while supporting the work and contributions of professional New York City tour guides.”
The 3rd Annual GANYC Apple Award nominations were announced last month, and we are honored to be included on this list this year for our book The Bowery Boys’ Adventures In Old New York.
The complete list of nominations are below. Tickets are available to the general public so come out and see the show! The awards ceremony this year is held on March 6 at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, with cabaret performer Mark Nadler as your host. Tickets are $50 and you can grab them here. And you can find more information on the event here.
Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City Culture
(Past winners include Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao with his winning image High Bridge for the New York Times)
Author and tour leader Anthony W. Robins will be presented with the 2017 Guiding Spirit honor. And the 2017 GANYC Apple Award Lifetime Achievement Winner will be given to cabaret icon Steve Ross! Here’s a bit of Ross tackling some Cole Porter…..
The image at top is F. V Carpenters’ paper artwork Manhattan Skyline, courtesy Museum of the City of New York
The Second Annual 2016 GANYC Apple Awards, honoring the best in New York City preservation, tourism and culture, arrives this March again to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space. We were honored to be chosen for an award last year in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcasts. And this year, we’re showing up to present an award!
This year’s ceremony is on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8 pm. There are some tickets left so get yours directly from Symphony Space here.
Here are this years honorees. Congratulations, good luck to the nominees and we’ll see you all on March 7:
Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City — Culture
PLUS: A special lifetime achievement award will be presented to Marjorie Eliot, best known for her Sunday afternoon parlor jazz concerts at 555 Edgecombe Avenue, one of the most historic address in Harlem.
“A writer, actress and pianist, Eliot began the parlor jazz concerts as a tribute to her son Philip, who died in 1992. In addition to memorializing her son and helping ease the pain of his loss, these sessions keep alive the tradition of parlor jazz and rent parties from the bygone days of Harlem. The concerts have attracted jazz lovers from around New York and around the globe, who cram 50 at a time into apartment 3-F to hear world-class jazz each and every Sunday — she has yet to miss a Sunday since starting the series.