Period 1, Session 2, Spring 2022

2.1.4 Six Illustrated Lectures with a Historian and Storyteller

This potpourri course will include the following one-day classes. All are NEW!
Lower East Side – Tidbits about some of the great people like Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, and George Burns who lived on the Lower East Side.
Jewish Harlem – Before the great black migration from the south, Harlem was the third largest Jewish settlement in the world.
Katharine Hepburn – A living legend of stage and screen, Hepburn received twelve nominations and collected four Oscars for best actress. Still the record.
Women of New York – This is about the many talented and dedicated women of NYC who made a difference then and who left a lasting imprint on the modern era.
Fred Astaire, an American Icon – The legendary Astaire’s life and work with illustrations and film footage. Astaire’s 70-year performing career began at the age of five, when he debuted in vaudeville with his older sister Adele.
West Side Stories (Upper West Side) – Explore the rich architecture and history of the area surrounding Columbus Circle. Visit the site of the first Jewish congregation in North America

Course Dates:

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Martin Schneit

Course Type: Online