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9 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
6:30 p.m."Virtual Tour of Jewish Harlem," with Marty Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.
Before the great black migration from the south, Harlem was the third largest Jewish community in the world. This illustrated lecture explores why the Jews selected Harlem as their residence in the 1880's. Take a fascinating guided journey through the sites of Jewish life in the remarkable urban settlement: Oscar Hammerstein I and Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers, Yoselle Rosenblatt, Ehrich Weiss and Milton Berle, who resided in Harlem when Harlem was predominately Jewish, and Mt. Olivet…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Library Way with its Designers, Jennifer Andrews and Gregg LeFevre, the artistic team, which created dozens of site-specific art installations in cities across the country.
The artists share stories about the authors featured in Library Way and speak about their design process for the iconic bronze inset series leading up to the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Anecdotes and experiences from related public art projects in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Miami, and Dallas will be interwoven throughout the visual presentation. See other Mid-Manhattan programs here: January 2014 Program Calendar
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:30 p.m."The Architects and Architecture of Brooklyn: 1870-1930," with Suzanne Spellen, a tour guide, writer and architectural historian, and aka columnist "Montrose Morris" on Brownstoner.com.
This illustrated lecture features residential, civic and sacred architecture by some of Brooklyn’s most important architects and developers. It will focus on the best of the best, taking a look at the architect's lives, the times they lived in, their legacy, and how society and technology shaped their work. The authors of Brooklyn’s fine streetscapes will be anonymous no longer. Find out what else is occuring at Mid-Manhattan here : MAY EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, May 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Library Way with its Designers, Jennifer Andrews and Gregg LeFevre, the artistic team, which created dozens of site-specific art installations in cities across the country.
The artists share stories about the authors featured in Library Way and speak about their design process for the iconic bronze inset series leading up East 41st Street to the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Anecdotes and experiences from related public art projects in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Miami, and Dallas will be interwoven throughout the visual presentation. Find out what else is occuring at Mid-Manhattan here : MAY EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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 Matthews-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. Patricia Dahlman is a New York City area arti…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults

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