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Sunday, November 18
LISTENING FOR ENSLAVED VOICES
Find out more about the fascinating discoveries from the excavation of Brooklyn's Lott House. Chris Ricciardi of the Brooklyn College Archeological Research Center will deliver a revealing lecture and slide show on the discoveries from the Lott House excavation, illuminating Brooklyn's involvement in both slavery and the Underground Railroad. A reception will follow the event.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church - 265 Decatur Street, Brooklyn
(Members of the St. Philip's Church congregation will be entitled to BHS Member rates.)

Fee: 15 Members, Students & Seniors; $20 Non-members and $5 per child;
reservations required
718-254-9830, ext. 26
Tour begins at 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by the
Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Tuesday, November 20
CITY HALL PARK: NEW YORK'S CIVIC CENTER

The cornerstone of City Hall was laid 200 years ago. Surrounded by great architecture dating from Colonial times and the early development of the skyscraper, recently its park has been greatly renovated. Hear about the Civic Center's colorful history and view some magnificent interiors.

Fee: $20; reservations required
(Use Order Code AL0TT25-03 when ordering via phone.)
(212-996-1100);
1-3pm
Hosted by the 92nd St Y.
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Sunday, December 2
DUMBO WALKING TOUR

Celebrate the release of the latest BHS Neighborhood History Guide: DUMBO, Vinegar Hill & Old Fulton Landing as Nicholas Evans-Cato, a local Brooklyn artist, guides visitors through a tour past and present of these neighborhoods. See historic DUMBO through the eyes of an artist. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit Evans-Cato's studio in addition to the area's latest "hot spots."
Meet outside the York Street Station Subway stop, at the Corner of York & Jay Streets

Fee: $15 Members, Students & Seniors; $20 Non-members and $5 per child;
reservations required
(718 254-9830);
10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society
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Sunday, December 9
JEWISH HARLEM
Harlem was once a home to the Hayes, Sulzbergers, Bernhelmers, Peixottos and other distinguished Jewish families. Visit the area from 110th Street to 125th Street with its great old synagogues, splendid rowhouses, aris-style flats and classical theaters.

Fee: $30; reservations required
(212-996-1100);
(Use the Order Code AL0TT28-01 when ordering via phone.)
1 p.m. -4 p.m.
Hosted by the 92nd St Y.

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ONGOING EVENTS

TOUR OF A 19TH CENTURY TENEMENT
Visit two of three restored apartments that interpret the lives of families who lived in the tenement at 97 Orchard Street:
The German-Jewish Gumpertzs, circa 1878;
The Sicilan-Catholic Baldizzis, circa 1935;
The Lithuanian-Jewish Rogarshevskys, circa 1918.

Fee: Adults: $7; Students & Seniors: $5.50
212-431-0233 x 241;
Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM
Monday - Friday at 10 AM and 11:30 AM. Times also available Monday afternoons. Not available at 10 AM on Thursday

Hosted by Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
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INSIDE / OUTSIDE:
"Inside/Outside" combines the "Tour A 19th Century Tenement" program with a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Lower East Side to make a 2-hour program. A rich look at the neighborhood, which remains a vital immigrant portal, the walking tour explores the public spaces and historic buildings that newcomers shaped and continue to shape.

Fee: Adults: $13; Students & Seniors: $10
212-431-0233 x 241;
Times subject to availability.
Hosted by Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
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WALKABOUT IN THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

Through a variety of tours you can travel the globe as you explore the geographic origins of the Botanical Garden’s plants and the vital role of immigrants in botany and horticulture.

Fee: Varies depending on the tour. Group rates available.
200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, the Bronx
(718-817-8700);
The New York Botanical Garden is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and on Monday holidays, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. April through October, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. November through March.


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