Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Lectures

The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) is a dynamic organization which sponsors a new lecture series each season. The BNHG’s Board consists of Win Armstrong, Peter Arndsten, Marjorie Cohen, Cynthia Doty, Hedda Fields, Alice Hudson, Ginger Lief, Paul Lindberg, Jim Mackin, Batya Miller, Gil Tauber, Pam Tice and Vita Wallace.

The BNHG Fall lecture series is now in place! Please mark your calendars as each series is sure to be informative and fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm:
“Goddard Riverside in its Second Century: A Work in Progress” with Stephan Russo, Executive Director in conversation with Ethan Sribnick, Urban Historian. Bernie Wohl Auditorium, 647 Columbus Avenue (W. 91st Street). Note: there is a lift but the auditorium is not wheelchair accessible.

Monday, October 27, 6:30 pm:
“Celebrate The IRTÂ’s 110th Birthday,” with John Tauranac, Urban Historian and Mapmaker, in discussion of its impact on the development of our neighborhood. Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue (W. 103rd Street)

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 pm:
Jim Mackin will present the first in a series of the histories of the remarkable medical institutions that started in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave (W. 103rd Street)

December Date TBA:
“Think Straus Park is just a name?” with Batya Miller who will reveal the backstory of this park at W. 106th and Broadway. Place TBA.

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