Spring - Summer 2013 Schedule of Events
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at
Shore Hill Residence, 9000 Shore Road
(Community Room between East & West Buildings) Brooklyn,
NY 11209. Start time is 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to the public. Relive the past with us!
Wednesday, March 20
Adrienne Sosin and Joel Sosinsky, co-authors of the Arcadia book The New York City Triangle Factory Fire,
will present vintage and current photographs and video clips about the
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and speak about its continuing
relevance in today’s world.
Wednesday, April 17
Webmaster Kevin Walsh began initial
prep for Forgotten New York (FNY) in 1998 and the site launched March 26,
1999. FNY’s purpose is to highlight neighborhoods, objects and aspects
of New York City that have gone ignored or unnoticed by other
guidebooks, websites, and articles. Walsh graduated from St. Francis
College and obtained a certificate from the Center of the Media Arts. FNY has been profiled in all of NYC’s daily newspapers, and has been mentioned by name in columns by the New York Times‘ Christopher Gray and David Dunlap and by the New York Sun‘s Francis Morrone. It has twice been named to the Village Voice’s Best of NYC list and has also been cited by PC Magazine’s Top 99 Undiscovered websites.
Wednesday, May 15
Bay Ridge resident Andrew Gounardes will speak on Hamilton Fish, New York, and the U.S. Senate Election of 1851
In the years leading up to the Civil War, the United States was
already divided politically. North vs. South, Whig vs. Democrat, the
sectional crisis was brewing as early as a decade before South Carolina
seceded in 1860. The Senate election of Hamilton Fish in 1851, who had
previously served as Governor of New York, laid bare the conflict
brewing within the country, and demonstrated that our political
differences could not easily be described by geography alone.
Wednesday, June 19
as a speculative luxury housing community
from October 1895 to 1902, Walter Loveridge Johnson developed one of the
remaining portions of New Utrecht woodland into Bay Ridge’s northern
community – Dyker Heights. Dr. Christian J. Zaino, MD, Founder and
the Dyker Heights Historical Society and Historian for the Dyker Heights
Association, will talk about the history of Dyker Heights: before,
after development. His talk will include numerous century-old maps as
as drawings and photos of original homes, the Dyker Heights Club House
other neighborhood institutions. In addition, he will be available to
answer questions about your house, photos, maps, drawings, and/or
historical artifacts you may have.
Need more information? Contact: Jack@BayRidgeHistory.org