Walking tour: Exploring theater culture – Montefiore Park to theater palaces

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Join John Reddick, Harlem Historian and Columbia University Community Scholar, for this neighborhood history walking tour.

When George Gershwin was getting off at 137th Street and Broadway in his youth, he could be headed home or slipping off to one of several movie theaters in the area. Otherwise, he might be meeting up with his lyricist brother Ira and his composer buddy Yip Harburg at Townsend Harris High School on the campus of City College. It’s just beyond the banks of the Hudson River, in an apartment on 144th Street that Gershwin composed “Swannee,” and the inspired local composer Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical “Hamilton” brings to life Alexander Hamilton, another talented local resident!

Discover this history and more, through an exploration of the neighborhood’s theatrical past.

Free but registration required >

Special audiences: families, children, young adults, senior citizens

Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017, 11am–1pm

Montefiore Park
137th St and Broadway
New York, NY 10031

Event - Walking tour: Exploring theater culture

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