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January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019Edit

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC

You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day 2019, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 18th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event features keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and, of course, open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

9:30AM - 6:00PM at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:35, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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I successfully replaced my password and logged inEdit

...at the Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Publc Library at the corner of Clinton Street and Union Street. It worked even though something like this didn't seem to work at Highlawn. I need to discover if there is some problem specific to Highlawn but at least I have and know a working password.

Jim Henderson told me how you end a message on any talk page Sammy Finkelman (talk) 23:22, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello from a new user!Edit

From the seat to your left I say hello and thanks for showing me the ropes! Uhleeshuh (talk) 17:25, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

You're in the Washington PostEdit

Hey there's a paragraph on you here in the Washington Post. Sooner or later we'll have a wikipage on you.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 11:37, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Your good work being recognized. Congrats Jim. Randy Kryn (talk) 13:37, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
I dropped a note on your Commons talk page, but I'm happy to do so here as well - very nice, congratulations! You're definitely one of the good guys. Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Surprising development. The publicity mentioned above has attracted the attention of Angie Gonzalez of NY1 News. No, not the athlete on whom we have an article; the reporter who works the Queens beat on the news channel. I met her in Flushing today and talked into her camera and performed, biking past her for a video clip and snapping a landmark picture. She put me in touch with the guest booker for the channel's morning show. I might be on for a live interview, tomorrow morning. I await further word. What next, Rosanna Scotto (I've long been a fan) and Channel 5? Probably not. As for becoming Wikinotable myself, the idea engenders some unease, keeping in mind the many who have done much more to make WP great. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:45, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Cool. And a great way to improve the public perception of Wikipedia. Maybe you can float the Nobel Peace Prize idea, that Wikipedia should be nominated yearly and should win it within a few years. Long live landmarks. Randy Kryn (talk) 22:13, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Nope; not happening. The booking clerk E-mailed that there will be no interview. Hey, at least that means I won't have to get up in the morning. A story will use, however, footage from our Flushing meeting. Jim.henderson (talk) 02:47, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
So, yes, the story happened. Online I only find a still and a transcript. Probably the video is not online due to commercial policy. https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/01/17/meet-the-manhattan-man-who-s-a-professional-wikipedia-photographer--

Jim.henderson (talk) 16:05, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Just saw you on NY1 !Edit

Congrats! It was a great segment and you represented yourself and your work for Wikipedia very well! dm (talk) 16:55, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

BTW - what app were you using that shows articles without photos? dm (talk) 03:04, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Two different things, @Dmadeo: the Commons:Commons:Mobile app and the Website Wikishootme. Each is buggy. First, the mobile app often crashes. Second, to reach the Website you may have to delete the end of the URL to make it work. We could meet and discuss it. Actually, my brush with fame has made me think. Maybe for that reason I should call it a brush with danger. Anyway some of us NYC Wikiphotographers and Commons photo curators could meet and swap tips. Maybe end up with a club or committee of WMNYC or something. The next event of WMNYC is at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Fordham/DigitalHumanities which is an edit-athon a week from Friday for newbies but to me it also looks like an opportunity to meet for a little while, before or after. There will be others in February. Anybody else have an opinion or proposal? Jim.henderson (talk) 05:10, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

IntroductionEdit

Hi Jim, pursuant to your request, I'm leaving you this message. Godisaconcept63 (talk) 19:02, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

hello!Edit

helloLizardscientist5555 (talk) 19:06, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

New UserEdit

Hi Jim, How nice to meet you at the Black Lunch Table. What fun we're having. Lumiwa408 (talk) 19:51, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

Thanks for helping Black Lunch Table yesterday!

Heathart (talk) 20:39, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyondEdit

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 09:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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Merger discussion for Path lossEdit

An article that you have been involved in editing—Path loss—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Pierre cb (talk) 14:11, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Assistance Obtaining Photos of Yankee Stadium Area, Bronx, NYEdit

Hello Mr. Henderson,

     I am contacting you regarding a photo of the Yankee Stadium area you had taken, which is available on Wikipedia at the following link:
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/161st_Street_(Bronx)#/media/File:161_IRT_GC_jeh.jpg
     I would like to request additional photos you may have of the Yankee Stadium area, particularly photos taken around 161st Street. 
     I 'll gladly compensate you for your services, if necessary. If you are interested in helping, please contact me at 
     (212) 238 - 3221. Thank you,
     Kind regards,
     38.125.184.194 (talk)Victoria  —Preceding undated comment added 18:38, 14 March 2019 (UTC) 

Hello Jim thanksEdit

I met you at the Bard editathonz Workproject (talk) 17:37, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Photos at Hudson YardsEdit

Some attention has gone to a claim of the real estate company in their Hudson Yards terms and conditions, to the right to use photos that are published in social media and show their "The Vessel" structure, whether as background or whatever. I have been asked for an opinion. Being on my way to an editathon in Brooklyn as part of the busy month of March, I must be hasty and haven't even looked at my photos of opening day Friday, but here's an instant reaction:

For one thing, I don't know whether WP and Commons count as "social media" but my guess is they do. I am displeased, if it means my works will be used commercially without credit, but it has happened before, so it's rather a mild displeasure. Perhaps there's a better forum to discuss this question, than my own WP user talk page. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:47, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:46, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:47, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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ArtistDreamerEdit

Abandon account. ArtistDreamer (talk) 20:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

New AccountEdit

This is my new accountLeemour Pelli (talk) 20:36, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Account securityEdit

Hi Jim.henderson, please can you confirm that you are not allowing other people to access your account, as appears to be the case with mit=3&type=&user=Jim.henderson&page= these log entries and these edits? As a friendly heads-up, we do often block accounts which appear to be compromised, and that maintaining account security is one of the requirements for access to the event coordinator flag. Cheers! stwalkerster (talk) 20:38, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you kindly, User:Stwalkerster  it indeed indicated a problem but it was all my fault. Coaching at an editathon at School of Visual Arts I misinstructed a newbie who fortunately did no major damage with her accidentally two accounts. Then, using my own account, I got clumsy trying to correct a minor resulting problem. No stolen account; merely a coach having a stupider afternoon than usual. Jim.henderson (talk) 17:11, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Women in Red April EventsEdit

April 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Numbers 107, 108, 114, 115, 116, 117


Hello and welcome to the April events of Women in Red!

Please join us for these virtual events:


Other ways you can participate:


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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019Edit

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:06, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College

Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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Art is Money - Money is Art exhibitionEdit

[1] Exhibition of artwork made on an actual $1 bill.Juliajusto8 (talk) 20:02, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for the link to the schedule.. Published my first edit. Hope to see you at another event. Lorrrio (talk) 16:15, 8 April 2019 (UTC) Lorrio 4/8/19

Thanks for your editEdit

Thanks for your great edit to the article parole camp!!! And also, it is great to be able to meet you in person at the Wikipedia edit event today in NYC!!! Thanks!! Sm8900 (talk) 19:14, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
It was nice meeting you today, Jim :) Luuah88 (talk) 21:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Photographer's Barnstar
Thank you Jim.henderson for coming to the first ever Women in Translation Wikipedia Editathon today at Goethe-Institut and for helping us out! ¡muchas gracias! Artatra (talk) 00:01, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

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Photos from Goethe-Institut Edit-a-thon?Edit

just checking about the photos you took at the event -- anything to share? thx, Artatra (talk) 15:44, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, @Artatra: been slacking off on picking/processing. This weekend will be no better; might get some done during the week. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Jim.henderson, I wasn't sure when/where to look or if I was missing them, but there's no rush! Artatra (talk) 02:53, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jim, I'm a student reporter with Uptown Radio--a show run out of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I'm doing mini profiles of some members behind wikiproject NYC. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing an interview for the story. Let me know. You can contact me here or my email: jwm2164@columbia.edu Thx!

EditathonEdit

Hello!

Nice to meet you at the Eyebeam edit-a-thon. Thanks for teaching me things!

Kingofallbirds (talk) 21:24, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)Edit

June 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Armories in New JerseyEdit

I'm not sure if we've ever interacted on Wikipedia, but your user name is familiar to me. You might be interested in the article about Newark architect Charles Alling Gifford, who designed 5 NJ armories, including Paterson's. The 1906 NJ Adjudant-General's report contains a wealth of information about those 5 armories. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 19:42, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, @BoringHistoryGuy: I haven't often brought my bike to New Jersey this year. Just one ride through Bayonne last month, with pictures that I hope to upload in the coming week. The main reason I do architectural pictures is that it gives me an excuse for a bike ride, and especially an excuse to stop pedaling awhile. This activity has incidentally kindled a mild interest in architecture itself.
I ought to visit the Philadelphia Wikisalon some time this summer, and chat with the Philly Wikkans I met at Wikimedia North America. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:04, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Philly's a pretty bike-friendly city. There's an 8-mile loop in Fairmount Park, up one side of the Schuylkill River and down the other. And the Valley Green section of the park follows the Wissahickon Creek. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 17:37, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:31, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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