The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) has announced “The 97th Street Greenmarket: Changes and Challenges,”a presentation on the Bloomingdale greenmarket movement set for Wednesday, September 22nd. [Read more…] about 97th Street Greenmarket: Changes and Challenges
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On September 11th, 2021, the traditional Last Night of the (BBC) Proms took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Away from the usual and rather bizarre jingoism, this performance was memorable for the “revolutionary” introduction of an accordion on stage.
Latvian virtuosa Ksenija Sidorova was the first accordion soloist ever to be invited to play on such an occasion. Her interpretation of Astor Piazzolla’s 1974 composition “Libertango” brought a packed house to its feet. [Read more…] about Tango Mania: From Brothel to Concert Hall
The Nassau County Historical Society will host “Long Island Dirt: Recovering our Buried Past through Historical Archaeologies,” a talk on the archaeology of the two Native American Indian reservations on Long Island — the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton and the Unkechaug’s Poospatuck Reservation in Mastic, set for Sunday, September 19th. [Read more…] about Uncovering Long Island’s Native Past Through Archaeology
The most recent episode of Empire State Engagements features a conversation with Dr. Michael B. Boston of SUNY Brockport about his revisionist work on the business strategy of Booker T. Washington and his efforts to increase African-American entrepreneurship in New York City, the subject of Dr. Boston’s latest article for the academic journal New York History. [Read more…] about Booker T. Washington and Black Entrepreneurship
Does your organization benefit from the New York Almanack? Each year we publish some 1,500 stories from history, natural history, environmental, and humanities organizations. For some smaller organizations like historical societies and small museums, an article in the New York Almanack might be the only public notice of their news or event.
Of course it cost real dollars for us to promote these organizations, but we’re not going to stop picking and promoting stories that we think resonate with our readers – we are going to ask for your help.
Today we’ll begin offering organizational memberships designed to help you promote your favorite group or institution at the following levels: [Read more…] about New Membership Options For Organizations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Respond To Lost, Injured Hikers
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The new book American Time Bomb: Attica, Sam Melville, and a Son’s Search for Answers (Chicago Review Press, 2021) by Joshua Melville tells the true story of a successful engineer turned bomber during the country’s biggest period of social unrest in modern history, likewise uncovering its parallels for today’s generation. [Read more…] about New Attica Book Is Part History, Part Memoir
This week on The Historians Podcast, New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan with the story of Richard Rescorla, the English born security director of Morgan Stanley. Rescorla died while saving the lives of thousands of Morgan Stanley employees at the World Trade Center when the twin towers in lower Manhattan were attacked by two passenger planes piloted by Islamic terrorists on September 11th, 2001. [Read more…] about 9-11 Heroism The Subject of Historians Podcast
The Fraunces Tavern Museum will host “Samuel Fraunces: Revolutionary Tavernkeeper and Patriot,” a presentation by Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli on Monday, September 13th. [Read more…] about Samuel Fraunces, Revolutionary Tavernkeeper Free Virtual Talk