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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud 1449 – Anti-pope Felix V resigns 1507 – Geographer Martin Waldseemuller first used name America 1684 – Patent granted for thimble 1792 – Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier 1850 – Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices 1859 – Ground broken for Suez Canal […]

National Lighthouse Museum

House on Staten Island photo by Nathan Kensinger

By the end of this century, New York City is expected to have up to 6.25 feet of sea level rise, radically reshaping its 520 miles of coastline and impacting more than 100 coastal neighborhoods. A documentary by director Nathan Kensinger, Managed Retreat examines the fates of three New York City neighborhoods that were purchased by the […]

Buckle My Shoe

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On Saturday May 4 from 10AM – 1PM, parents and their young children are invited to Buckle My Shoe’s Interactive Science Fair in Tribeca. Students at Buckle My Shoe, ages three months through Pre-K explore science through observing and testing and discovering the laws of attraction, pressure, energy, magnetism, sound, density and light. Young children think […]

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10AM Poem in Your Pocket Poets House Join Poets House for Poem in Your Pocket Day, a national initiative that promotes poetry, including a haiku workshop with Amy Losak as well as interactive performances and pocket-sized poems. 10 River Terrace. 6PM Poem in Your Pocket Read-In Battery Park City Parks  Celebrate National Poetry Month at […]

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The woolworth Building on September 11, 2001

The Woolworth Building opened on this date in 1913 1184 BC – The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date). 1066 – Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed 1800 – Library of Congress established with $5,000 allocation 1872 – Volcano Vesuvius erupts 1888 – Eastman Kodak forms 1907 […]

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Lower Manhattan Albany and West Streets

1PM Adult Chorus Battery Park City Parks   Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. Meet at 6 River Terrace. FREE 7PM Bowne Printers Workshop: […]

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare 1597 – William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance. 1635 – Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded 1838 – English steamship “Great Western” crosses the Atlantic and docks in NYC 1861 – Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate […]

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Albany Street and West Street

2PM Meeting of the Members of the  Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 200 Liberty Street, 24th floor Click here for the Agenda The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be scheduled at a time on the agenda determined by the chairman. 6PM CB 1 Monthly Meeting Blue School  241 […]

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Julius Robert Oppenheimer
"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears it is true."

Julius Robert Oppenheimer “The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.  The pessimist fears it is true.” 1145 – 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1370 – Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris 1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal 1692 – Edward Bishop is […]

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The crowds and flowers at City Hall

The crowds and flowers at City Hall   3PM Love Thy Neighbor Tour Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Join us for the Love Thy Neighbor tour, an hour-long tour that discusses the stories of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in the United States using unique artifacts from […]