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Online Lecture: The Boroughs of NYC — An Exploration of Staten Island

Program No. 24508RJ
Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City.
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At a Glance

In celebration of the 25th anniversary year of Road Scholar’s popular New York City learning adventure "5 Days 5 Boroughs," this five-part online lecture series will take you on a journey through the history, buildings and neighborhood stories that make up New York City — one borough at a time. In part five, native New Yorker John Kriskiewicz, an expert on architecture and city planning, takes you on an exploration of Staten Island, the borough that feels the least like the rest of New York City. It’s the most suburban in character, the least populated, the least connected, and the least visited by tourists. John will explore beyond its iconic ferry and delve into stories of Staten Island’s history both before and after the building of the famous Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. You’ll learn about this area’s hidden gems, historic Richmondtown, and New York City’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house.

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. This lecture is one in a series of five lectures on the boroughs of New York City. To attend the full series, please also enroll in the following programs: "Online Lecture: The Boroughs of NYC — An Exploration of Manhattan" (#24485), "Online Lecture: The Boroughs of NYC — An Exploration of The Bronx" (#24505), "Online Lecture: The Boroughs of NYC — An Exploration of Queens" (#24506), and "Online Lecture: The Boroughs of NYC — An Exploration of Brooklyn" (#24507).

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.