Fall and Winter Programs from GVSHP

Our Little Italies: Past, Present, and Future
A lecture with Dr. Jerome Krase

Tuesday, October 23
Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall
239 Thompson Street
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Free. Reservations required.

In this illustrated talk, Prof. Jerry Krase, Murray Koppelman Professor and Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College, discusses the transformation of “Little Italies” throughout the United States. Once vital and vibrant Italian American communities have seen the replacement of original houses and businesses with what some call “Ethnic Theme Parks.” Other areas have witnessed the complete destruction of the neighborhood. Prof. Krase explores the impact that these monumental changes continue to have on American cities, with special emphasis on New York City’s Little Italy and the South Village.

GVSHP would like to thank the J.M. Kaplan Fund for supporting this lecture.

A Village Christmas
A walking tour with Marilyn Stults

Saturday, December 1
Meeting Place TBD; 2:00-4:00 p.m.

$10 GVSHP Members; $15 All Others
Advance payment required by Nov. 28th. To pay by credit card, please visit www.gvshp.org/events.htm
If you would prefer to send a check, please contact us at 212.475.9585 ext. 34 or [email protected]. Please send checks payable to GVSHP to: 232 E. 11th Street; New York, NY 10003.

Usher in the holiday season with this unusual walking tour of Greenwich Village as the birthplace of many of the Christmas traditions we are familiar with today. While we enjoy picturesque historic streetscapes, guide Marilyn Stults will explore the Christmas lore that helped establish the Village as an American cultural treasure.

GVSHP would like to thank Marilyn Stults for donating all proceeds from this tour.

First Houses: A Monument of the Past, A Model for the Future
A lecture and discussion with Warren Shaw

Thursday, December 6
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th St
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free. Reservations required.

Dedicated in 1935 as the first publicly sponsored housing complex for the poor, the East Village’s landmarked First Houses on Third Street and Avenue A helped inaugurate the era of urban renewal. While critics have derided urban renewal as an aesthetic and sociological failure, recent phenomena such as staggering real estate inflation and the “up-marketing” of affordable housing such as Stuyvesant Town make it necessary to re-examine the legacy of public housing. In this recapitulation of his January 2007 lecture for GVSHP, Warren Shaw, Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Real Estate Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, will consider these questions as he traces the history of the First Houses and discusses their present-day implications.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Tour and Class Audit of HB Studio

Choice of Tuesday, December 11 or Thursday December 13
120 Bank Street
7:00-8:00 p.m Tour
8:00-10:00 p.m. Class Audit

Free for GVSHP Members.
All Others $10.
Reservations required.
To pay by credit card, please visit www.gvshp.org/events.htm. If you would prefer to send a check, please contact us at 212.475.9585 ext. 34 or [email protected]. Please send checks payable to GVSHP to: 232 E. 11th Street; New York, NY 10003.

Established in 1945 by the renowned Viennese actor/director Herbert Berghof, the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio provides professional theatre training and practice for aspiring and accomplished actors of all ages. With course offerings in a full range of subjects essential to the stage, including acting, voice, musical theatre, dance, movement, improvization, fencing, writing, and stage combat, the HB Studio is a fixture in the Village and New York City cultural realm that continues to thrive and evolve. Join us for a guided tour of the exceptional facilities and conclude the evening by auditing one of the studio’s courses. The Tuesday, December 11th session, Performing Improvisational Comedy, will feature special improv tricks for advanced comedians. On Thursday, December 13th, The Practice of Acting will introduce acting techniques and allow new students to sharpen their craft.

These programs are supported by generous grants from: The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Alan Gerson; State Senator Tom Duane and Assemblymember Deborah Glick through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the New York State Council on the Arts, and GVSHP members.

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