THE LOWER EAST SIDE OF NYC:
A WORLD OF OUR FATHERS
DESCRIPTION: Using the journalism and photographs of muckraker Jacob Riis, participants will be taken back to a community that had an amazing impact on the whole of American society. Through many voices of the past , this nostalgic history will be revived. From the early tenement conditions to the modern day , the history of the Lower-East-Side is an unforgettable story that still fascinates us all. Delmont, a Lower-East-Sider herself, will take you on an imaginary “tour” of the popular Orchard Street Tenement Museum, one of New York’s most popular tourist attractions.
- Jacob Riis - His photos
- Henry Roth - Call it Sleep - A dramatic review
- Lush Life by Richard Price - A dramatic review
- The Yiddish Theatre - A history
- Napoleon of New York - Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia by H . Paul Jeffers
- Ethnic languages, cultures, WEVD, the bialy & more....
- Boogalu on Second Ave by Marc Kurlansky
- The NYC Tenement Museum - A History and "Tour"
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. Her further education (after dropping out of Hunter College, where she was a music major) was at Broward Community College/Davie and Florida International University (BS - International Relations). Her eclectic background includes; owning an antique shop in Greenwich Village, owner of an entertainment agency, a stint working for Pan Am Airlines and lecturing for Osher Lifelong Learning. Since 1996 Delmont has been a book reviewer & lecturer throughout South Florida. She is currently writing a book on the subject of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and trial. She is the publisher of an in-depth, controversial website on that subject (www.lindberghkidnappinghoax.com). She is married to Parisian-born singer and agent, Daniel Delmont.
|1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member