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October 2019

Violets For Her Furs: The UWS’s UnSung Neighbor, Billie Holiday

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Wednesday, October 16th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! It is little known that jazz legend Billie Holiday’s last home was on the Upper West Side, the garden apartment of a brownstone at 26 West 87th Street. It was in this modest space that she basked in the glorious reviews for her 1958 triumph, Lady in Satin, suffered the ill-effects of an abusive husband and substance abuse, and grieved the death of her best…

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Solving History Mysteries with the Municipal Archives

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
LANDMARK WEST! Office, 45 West 67th Street (Doctor's Office Entrance)
New York, 10023
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Wednesday, October 23rd 6:30-7:45pm  45 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! Do you have a history mystery? If you really want answers, you need to tap into the 400 years of City history found in the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives. We’ve lured long-time archivist Kenneth Cobb to the Upper West Side to help us do just that. Using a bit of techno-wizardry, he’ll guide us along secret passageways leading to fascinating records that go…

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EgyptOmania with “Mr. Mummy” Dr. Bob Brier

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, October 29th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! Dr. Bob Brier, one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology, excavates the events that fanned the flames of Egyptomania from the late 1800s through the 1930s. He’ll dig deep into New York’s own “Nile style” in fashion, art, film and design. From Cleopatra’s Needle to 1920’s gilded movie palaces ornamented with Egyptian motifs, join this expedition to unearth the architectural homages to…

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November 2019

Boss Tweed: New York’s Corruption King

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, November 19th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th St. 19th-century New York City was ruled by a turbulent combination of money and politics that came together, notoriously, in the infamous Tammany Hall and William M. “Boss” Tweed. His very name has become synonymous with the stereotypical political fat-cat. His corruption was total. His takings were immense. And his reputation is legendary. Social historian Keith Taillon takes us on a deep dive into Gilded Age NYC police corruption and Tammany Hall influence…

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