Category Archives: Talks & Events
Billy Niblo is quite the man these days, despite being gone since 1878 ! Come hear this blogger speak about Niblo’s fascinating career as New York’s premier tavernkeep and then pleasure garden owner in the early and mid-19th century […]
With the kind invitation of Calvary Church, I will give an illustrated talk about the life and times of one of the many illustrious members of the Calvary parish, Wiliam Niblo. The talk will be given after 11:00 am Mass, at a luncheon in the Parish House. Niblo (c. 1790- 1878) was a warden […]
PLEASE JOIN AUTHOR BENJAMIN FELDMAN AT THE HUDSON, NEW YORK CHAUTAUQUA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 16TH AT 3:00 PM FOR A FASCINATING ILLUSTRATED TALK ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NEW YORK’S FAMOUS TAVERNKEEP AND THEATER IMPRESARIO, WILLIAM NIBLO. HALF TOOTS SHOR, THE OTHER HALF SOL HUROK, NIBLO RULED THE ENTERTAINMENT INDSUTRY OF EARLY AND […]
Come one, Come ALL ! You musn’t miss the comprehensive exhibit at the Bard Graduate Center ! Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010 September 21, 2012 – February 3, 2013 http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/main-gallery.html Matt Wittman has curated a fantastic assemblage of ephemera and artifacts illustrating the role of circus in New York for over two centuries. […]
From Wallabout Bay to the End of Her Rope: A Brooklynite’s Valentine Turns to Bloody Revenge. Join historian and raconteur Benjamin Feldman as he tells the gruesome story of a Valentine gone horribly wrong.