What we're about

Hello, thanks for joining our Meetup group as we explore New York City!
We have all different types of fun events and look forward to meeting you.

Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
rkelleman@yahoo.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Hoboken, NJ Waterfront In-Person Guided Walking Tour (FREE)

Crunch Fitness - Hoboken

Hoboken, NJ Waterfront In-Person Guided Walking Tour (FREE)!

Please read the event description and note that this is an in-person event, not an online/virtual Zoom livestream, and that to participate in this program an external/separate RSVP is required - details below.

New Urbanist Hoboken Waterfront Tour.

A walking tour that illustrates how the Hoboken waterfront area reflects the progressive attributes of New Urbanism design.

Date and time
Sat, December 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Location
110 Sinatra Dr 110 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030

Since the 1990’s a collaborative effort of the City of Hoboken, Port Authority of NY/NJ and private sector partners transformed Hoboken’s 50 acres of unused (previously industrial) south waterfront into a mixed-use New Urbanist development adjacent to existing transit, which extends the existing street grid, preserves the area’s historic character, and provides not only continuous public access to the waterfront, but increases public open space along the tree lined esplanade. Laura Sachs, AIA, will lead a tour that illustrates how this development reflects the progressive attributes of New Urbanism design.

Hoboken North End Redevelopment Plan, separated from Hoboken South by the Steven's Institute, continued transforming industrial waterfront land in[masked] with similar design principles. With considerable public input and land use studies the north Hoboken area is a highly desirable neighborhood with mixed use including commercial, residential and recreational spaces.

Hoboken’s also boasts spectacular views of Manhattan along the continuously public access of the waterfront, unparalleled access to public transit, award winning parks and esplanade and, due to various design techniques Hoboken has employed (such as ‘daylighting’ at intersections) the city can boast 4 years of ZERO pedestrian/biker fatalities, as a beacon of ‘Vision Zero.’

***

Program Info:
This program is promoted by New York Urban Explorers but is hosted by a separate organization.
Therefore, those interested in participating must also register via the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-urbanist-hoboken-waterfront-tour-tickets-456168591537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
If you don't register via the link above then you WILL NOT be participating.

Any questions or concerns for this program should be directed to the host organization:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-urbanist-hoboken-waterfront-tour-tickets-456168591537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Robert Kelleman, the Meetup host, is only posting this event, and unfortunately is not attending.

***

New York Urban Explorers / New York History & Culture
A non-profit community organization.
Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks!

Holiday Wreath Making - Bronx In-Person Event - NYC Parks GreenThumb (FREE)

Krystal Garden Group

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own handmade, festive wreath. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well!

Please read the event description and note that this is an in-person event, not an online/virtual Zoom livestream, and that to participate in this program an external/separate RSVP is required - details below.

Date and time:
Sat, December 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Location:
Krystal Community Garden 2093 Vyse Ave. Bronx, NY 10460
(just south of the Bronx Zoo)
Rain location:
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East

A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs, or various materials that is constructed to form a circle. Wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, most commonly as an Advent and Christmas decoration. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. They can be worn as a chaplet around the head, or as a garland around the neck.

This event is hosted by our friends at NYC Parks GreenThumb.
https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/

***

Program Info:
This program is promoted by New York Urban Explorers but is hosted by a separate organization.
Therefore, those interested in participating must also register via the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-wreath-making-tickets-451975850937
If you don't register via the link above then you WILL NOT be participating.

Any questions or concerns for this program should be directed to the host organization:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-wreath-making-tickets-451975850937

Robert Kelleman, the Meetup host, is only posting this event, and unfortunately is not attending.

***

New York Urban Explorers / New York History & Culture
A non-profit community organization.
Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks!

Sinatra Miniseries Part 1 of 2 - Film and Music History Livestream

Link visible for attendees

It's Frank Sinatra's birthday, born December 12, 1915, so let's celebrate with a screening of the 1992 "Sinatra" miniseries starring Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra.

The four-hour miniseries has two parts.
Thursday, December 8 - 7:00 pm est - "Sinatra" Part 1 of 2
Friday, December 9 - 7:00 pm est - "Sinatra" Part 2 of 2

We also have our Frank Sinatra birthday celebration
Saturday, December 10 – 7:00 pm est - Music History Livestream

Sinatra is a 1992 CBS biographical drama miniseries about singer Frank Sinatra, developed and executive produced by Frank's youngest daughter Tina Sinatra and approved by Frank himself. Directed by James Steven Sadwith, produced by Richard M. Rosenbloom, and written by William Mastrosimone and Abby Mann. It stars Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, Bob Gunton, and Marcia Gay Harden, with some of Sinatra's vocals recreated by Tom Burlinson. It won two and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, along with a win and two nominations for a Golden Globe Award. Released on November 8, 1992, it was re-released on a two-disc DVD Warner Home Video on May 13, 2008.
Plot: Frank Sinatra (Casnoff) emerges from Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of local politician Natalie "Dolly" Sinatra (Dukakis) and fireman Anthony "Marty" Sinatra (Santos). Beginning his career as a singer for the Harry James (Posey) and Tommy Dorsey (Gunton) big bands, Sinatra struggles to keep his marriage to his teenage sweetheart Nancy Barbato (Gershon). Before long, his talent catapults him to both music and movie fame, but his personal failings place his career and marriage in danger. He endures tumultuous marriages and divorces with starlets Ava Gardner (Harden) and Mia Farrow (Siemaszko) while juggling his movie and singing careers.

Film History Program
Our film history program will have two parts.
The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.
The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the film.
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra then found success as a solo artist becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers".
Sinatra released a string of successful albums and was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.
While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".
Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor and led a colorful personal life, including turbulent affairs with many women.
Frank Sinatra continues to be seen as iconic figure in music, film and popular culture.

***

Zoom Connection Link
Click (or Copy and Paste) and Follow the Instructions:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85080710715
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

***

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations New York History & Culture / Washington, DC History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

New York Urban Explorers / New York History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

Sinatra Miniseries Part 2 of 2 - Film and Music History Livestream

Link visible for attendees

It's Frank Sinatra's birthday, born December 12, 1915, so let's celebrate with a screening of the 1992 "Sinatra" miniseries starring Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra.

The four-hour miniseries has two parts.
Thursday, December 8 - 7:00 pm est - "Sinatra" Part 1 of 2
Friday, December 9 - 7:00 pm est - "Sinatra" Part 2 of 2

We also have our Frank Sinatra birthday celebration
Saturday, December 10 – 7:00 pm est - Music History Livestream

Sinatra is a 1992 CBS biographical drama miniseries about singer Frank Sinatra, developed and executive produced by Frank's youngest daughter Tina Sinatra and approved by Frank himself. Directed by James Steven Sadwith, produced by Richard M. Rosenbloom, and written by William Mastrosimone and Abby Mann. It stars Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, Bob Gunton, and Marcia Gay Harden, with some of Sinatra's vocals recreated by Tom Burlinson. It won two and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, along with a win and two nominations for a Golden Globe Award. Released on November 8, 1992, it was re-released on a two-disc DVD Warner Home Video on May 13, 2008.
Plot: Frank Sinatra (Casnoff) emerges from Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of local politician Natalie "Dolly" Sinatra (Dukakis) and fireman Anthony "Marty" Sinatra (Santos). Beginning his career as a singer for the Harry James (Posey) and Tommy Dorsey (Gunton) big bands, Sinatra struggles to keep his marriage to his teenage sweetheart Nancy Barbato (Gershon). Before long, his talent catapults him to both music and movie fame, but his personal failings place his career and marriage in danger. He endures tumultuous marriages and divorces with starlets Ava Gardner (Harden) and Mia Farrow (Siemaszko) while juggling his movie and singing careers.

Film History Program
Our film history program will have two parts.
The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.
The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the film.
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra then found success as a solo artist becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers".
Sinatra released a string of successful albums and was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.
While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".
Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor and led a colorful personal life, including turbulent affairs with many women.
Frank Sinatra continues to be seen as iconic figure in music, film and popular culture.

***

Zoom Connection Link
Click (or Copy and Paste) and Follow the Instructions:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85080710715
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

***

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations New York History & Culture / Washington, DC History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

New York Urban Explorers / New York History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of New York City - and the world!

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

Photos (192)