This illustrated lecture looks at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give the audience a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly.
This Meetup was created in the hopes of having one central listing for all NYC history related events in the city. In a way this is more of calendar than it is a Meetup, but if people enjoy this resource then I would be down to create more social types of event. And if you do plan to go to an event feel free to RSVP and invite people for pre- or post- event hanging out.
Also if you enjoy this resource and want to help out please feel free to contact me. I want to add events from as many sources as possible, but it might be a bit much for one man.
Also a few disclaimers.
One, I do own a sightseeing company for full disclosure, but I will mention which if any events are from my company. I don't think I'll list many at all or for a while.
Two, I will provide links to all the venues with the event posting. If you want to confirm that you will be able to join an event check there to see if it's been canceled or is sold out.
Three, event hosts in this Meetup means that they manage the posting, not that they will actually be attending the event (unless they say otherwise.) If you are attending the event and want to let people know RSVP. If you would like to do something before or after the event let people know in the comments. With that having been said here's the criteria for the events I list.
1) Must be New York City related in some way. Related being the key word. If there's a talk on the Dutch colonial period, but not specifically on New York I might throw it in the mix.
2) Must be history related in some significant way. Doesn't have to be all history based to qualify. A tour of the High Line that talks about the future plans of the site in addition to it's history is fine. An event that only talks about present or future events will not be added.
For the purposes of this Meetup I will say it will have to deal with events at least 20 years old to be "historical".
3) Daily or weekly events will not (for the time being) be added to this Meetup to prevent clutter.
Enjoy and please feel free to give me feedback.
SOME PLACES WE CHECK FOR EVENTS:
BROOKLYN BRAINERY / BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY / MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK / NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION / NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY / THE MUNICIPAL ARTS SOCIETY