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Join us in a unique celebration of Women's History Month as we virtually visit some very special locations in New York City associated with individual women and social movements that have had a lasting impact on New York City, the U.S. and the world!
Our many stops include the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building; (honoring the successful struggle for better working conditions in factories); New York Studio School (honoring visionary champions of American art Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Julianna Force); the homes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Emma Lazarus and Bella Abzug; and lower Manhattan sites associated with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and Elizabeth Jennings, an African-American school teacher who was a 19th century Rosa Parks.
We'll also honor other groundbreaking women including Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Billie Holiday, Emily Roebling, Shirley Chisholm and Nellie Bly, and lesser known women including Civil Rights leaders and activists Dorothy Haight and Elsie Richardson, 19th century photographer Alice Austen and artist Louise Nevelson.
Note date changed from March 27th to one weel earlier on March 20th as the 27th is the first night of Passover.
This is the last in a series of three on-line tours to explore some of the neighborhoods that border Broadway in honor of the Broadway Mall Association, a non-profit organization that keeps this linear park beautiful from 72nd Street to 168th Streets with plantings, landscaping and art exhibits. Read more about BMA here: http://www.broadwaymall.org/home/
This online presentation covers West[masked]th Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West and explores two neighborhoods that perhaps don’t get the respect and attention they deserve. This diverse and dynamic community has been revitalized over the past two decades thanks to neighborhood residents and businesses.
Discover some cool new places to eat, a great jazz club, and how to get lost in the wild and elusive Northwest corner of Central Park! There’s some fascinating history as well!
We’ll be sure to "stop by" the homes of George Gershwin and Humphrey Bogart, as well as the house where Duke Ellington used as a business office composed songs. We’ll enjoy the solitude of Strauss Park which honors the former owners of Macy’s who once lived in the area, and other lesser known West Side landmarks and attractions, such as: the delightful Manhattan Avenue Historic District; a church with some of the loveliest Tiffany windows anywhere; Association Residence (today North America’s largest hostel); a rare free standing mansion on Riverside Drive; and a statue that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Cheers from Hank