This is the project website created by the Seminar 2 Macaulay Honors Students at Hunter College. In the course People of New York City, Seminar 2, students learn about how migration and immigration have shaped the history, present, and future identities of New York City. Beginning with an overview of the elements that have attracted individuals to New York since the 17th century, the seminar then looks at how characteristics such as religion, race, gender, and ethnicity have influenced immigrants’ experiences in the city. This project in particular, investigates gatherings, parties, and get-togethers in both the history and present of New York City. Students study topics such as race, ethnicity, immigration, queerness, social class, and political organization as they pertain to gatherings in New York City and how the city’s unique party scene might provide insight into the people residing in the different parts of the city.