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Online Lecture: A Place in the Sun — A History of New York’s Beaches

Join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A learn about the beautiful beaches of New York City.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: A Place in the Sun — A History of New York’s Beaches

Join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A learn about the beautiful beaches of New York City.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Length
1 hour
New
Starts at
25
Program No. 24473RJ

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Break out the Coppertone and hop on the subway or a parkway, we’re heading to the sand and surf surrounding New York City this summer. For the last three centuries, New Yorkers have day-tripped to escape the heat and experience that magical place where the ocean meets the shore. They traveled by paddle wheeler, steam train, electric trolley, subway, bus and the family car to visit the beach, from exclusive resorts to the “playground of millions." Coney Island, Brighton Beach, The Rockaways, Jones Beach, Orchard Beach and Riis Park all hold a special place in the memories of New Yorkers and are familiar worldwide from their portrayal in media and literature. These beaches have developed a unique architecture and infrastructure, a diverse and ever-changing persona across their histories, reflecting the aspirations of the beachgoers themselves.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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John Kriskiewicz
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

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John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.





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