Thursday, February 8 6:30 pm-7:45 pm FREE for all LW! Members!
Unraveling the Mysteries of Seneca Village
Genealogist and historian Aaron Goodwin takes us down a fascinating rabbit hole in search of one of the founding families of the lost Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in antebellum New York.
Wednesday, February 21 6:30 pm-7:45 pm *LW! Partner-level Members get 2-for-1 Tickets!*
“The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales of a New York Block”: Author’s Talk with Daniel J. Wakin
Join LW! for a fascinating evening where history, crime, and architecture collide. Author and New York Times editor Dan Wakin will discuss the roots of researching and writing his first novel–set in houses he passes every day in his UWS neighborhood. Period photos and rare video and audio clips will take us back in time to share the streets with an eclectic collection of Upper West Siders: a vicious crew of hoodlums who carried out what at the time was the largest armored car robbery in American history, America’s greatest Shakespearean actress, a Japanese scientist who became the world’s first biotech engineer, and the glamorous mistress of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Toss in a little Duke Ellington and add one baking powder heiress, and you’ve got the makings of a great LANDMARK WEST! author’s event!
Thursday, February 22 7:30 am-11:00 am *Exclusive for LW! Members*
We’re Going to “THE CHEW” at ABC Studios
Upper West Siders love history, food…and to gab. ABC Studios has been part of the Upper West Side for 40 years and “The Chew” is essentially a deluxe foodie gabfest. A perfect match for LANDMARK WEST! On February 22nd LW! is heading across the street to the studios of the hit program “The Chew” to join the studio audience for a morning of food, flavor, and fun. As a LW! member, you’re invited– but we only have 20 tickets, so act fast!