loading spinner
Online Program

Online Lecture: NYC’s Iconic Swimming Pools — Architecture to Beat the Heat

Program No. 24483RJ
Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the massive swimming pools that opened in NYC during the heatwave of 1936.
1 hour
Not yet reviewed
Starts at

Your well-being is our #1 priority

To make your experience as safe as possible, we require all participants to be fully vaccinated. See our Safety Roadmap

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

No Dates
There are no dates available.
Enter your email address and we will contact you as soon as dates are available.
Notify me

At a Glance

In 1936, a string of heatwaves scorched New York City with a record high of 106 degrees. In the midst of a worldwide depression, the city needed some relief, both physically and emotionally. To the cheers of tens of thousands of its most disadvantaged citizens, eleven massive state-of-the-art public swimming pools opened across NYC’s five boroughs. Depression-era Art Deco influences and the works of architect Aymar Embury II and the WPA are still part of summertime life in New York City. Discover how an investment by the federal government, driving ambition and architectural collaboration all came together to bring recreational infrastructure to the residents.

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.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.