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Thursday, July 3, 2014
6:30 p.m."Jewish New York," with Marty Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.
Take a fascinating guided journey through the sites of Jewish life in New York. How Jewish America started in New York is explored. Among the topics included are: The Brownsville Girls, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman house in the Bronx, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: JULY EVENTS 2014.pdf
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Monday, August 25, 2014
6:30 p.m."Women of New York," with Marty Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.
This illustrated lecture details the history of fourteen women, who made significant contributions to New York, and the world at large, at a time in United States history, when full equality for women was not yet recognized. Rose Schneiderman, Emma Lazarus, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Bess Myerson, Alva Smith Vanderbilt and Mae West are included with the many talented and dedicated women, who made a difference then, and still affect us all today. Find out what else…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30 p.m.Forgotten Queens, with Kevin Walsh, a legendary tour guide, whose blog, Forgotten New York, has twice been ranked by the Village Voice in their Best of NYC list.
This illustrated lecture shows New York's largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and planned communities anywhere in the country. Through vintage photographs, the five wards of Queens are highlighted for their unique character, and histories. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our September Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: September Events Calend…
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.Brunch: A History, with Farha Ternikar, an associate professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College where she teaches Food and Culture, Gender and Society and the Sociology of Food.
This illustrated lecture provides a global and social history of the meal including brunch in the United States, Western Europe, South Asia and the Middle-East and takes us on a tour of a modern meal around the world. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Big Open Book | Patricia Dahlman, Margaret Mathews-Berenson | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today. Big Open Book; 2014; 58 x 83 x 8; canvas…
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m."The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide," with Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author, historian, founder of the Dorothy Parker Society, and licensed New York City tour guide
"The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide" is a guidebook to the 1920s world of the famous "Vicious Circle" with 100+ photos, maps, and rare material. Journey back in time to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in the "Vicious Circle" at the infamous Algonquin Round Table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time. Kevin C. Fitzp…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30 p.m. Writers Who Walked in New York, with Stephen Miller, the author of "Walking New York Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole," a freelance writer, and the author of five other books.
This talk is literary walking tour of New York City as seen through the eyes of American and British writers. It is a study of twleve American and several British writers who walked the streets of New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our May 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: May Calendar 2015.pdf
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 p.m.AbandonedNYC, with Will Ellis, a Brooklyn-based photographer and the creator of
This illustrated lecture uncovers the forgotten history behind New York's most incredible abandoned spaces, and witnesses its seldom seen and rapidly disappearing landscape. The visual tour explores of some of the author's favorite destinations. Harrowing tales from his own adventures and the eye-opening histories of places like Dead Horse Bay, Creedmoor State Hospital, the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom, and the Gowanus Batcave, to name a few, are presented. Use this quick list to reserve copies…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:30 p.m."The Ziegfeld Girls," with Marty Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.
This illustrated lecture features The Ziegfeld Follies, the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theatrical spectaculars from 1907 to 1931. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution, a symbol of the modern independent woman. Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. Included in the presentation are: Florenz Ziegfeld, Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Ann Pennington, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting. The following…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, October 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal, with Joseph Alexiou, the author of the sixth edition of "Paris for Dummies," and a licensed New York City tour guide.
This illustrated lecture explores how the Gowanus creek—a naturally-occurring tidal estuary that served as a conduit for transport and industry during the colonial era—came to play an outsized role in the story of America’s greatest city. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:October Events Calendar 2015.pdf
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves, with Julie Wosk, Professor of art history, English, and studio painting at SUNY Maritime College
Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, including sci-fi films, television shows, and advertising, Julie Wosk's illustrated lecture on her most recent book, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women. Through her study of everything from automatons to lifelike artificial intelligence machines, Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the “perfect woman” has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and technology. Find out what…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, December 28, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Borscht Belt, with Martin Schneit, a licensed New York City Tour Guide.
This illustrated lecture brings back to life a remarkable time, place and people. What survives of the Borscht Belt is the memory; it will never be duplicated. The history of The Borscht Belt and what caused its decline is showcased. Some of the sites explored are: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest, and the Bungalow Colonies. The hotels discussed are Grossingers, Concord and Kutcher's. The comedians featured include Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman, and Milto…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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