A Bite of the Big Apple with the ever popular Dr. Don Schwartz, PhD.
Wednesdays, March 6- 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
March 6, Beginnings: This lecture traces the early history of New York City, from its origin as a Dutch trading post, to its role in the American Revolution and its rise as a major center of commerce.
March 13, Growing Pains: An analysis of the social and economic tensions resulting from the growing diversity of New York in the 19th century, and an examination of the political corruption during the Gilded Age.
March 20, Becoming the Big Apple: A look at how New York became a city of skyscrapers and immigrants as well as a mecca for entertainment and culture in the early 20th century. We’ll discuss how the city survived the Great Depression and World War Two.
March 27, Decline and Resurgence: An examination of how New York City rebounded from high crime rates, fiscal insolvency, and from the 9/11 attack to become one of the world’s safest and most exciting metropolises.
JCC members $60, public $72 for 4 lectures