Saturday, November 17, 2007

Upcoming: 'Unexpected New York' at Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-wood Historic Fund is presenting Unexpected New York, which is about "87 New York City places you thought you knew. 87 surprising but true stories you've never heard before." The event takes place tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Historic Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery. The speaker and reader will be Chester Burger, "America's first on-air television news reporter, former national manager of CBS Television News, founder of the nation's first communications management consulting firm, a photographer whose works are in the collections of the New-York Historical Society and the New York Public Library, and author of the newly published Unexpected New York: 87 Discoveries in Familiar Places. The email promoting the event says:
One of those 87 places is Green-Wood Cemetery, which Burger has photographed for many years. The lecture and book signing will be followed by a walk, led by the author and Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman, to "unexpected" Green-Wood gravesites.

Admission is free but space is limited (suggested $5 donation at the door). Call for reservations 718.768.7300.
The main entrance is located at 500 25th
Street (on 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn. Via subway, take the R to the 25th
Street station. More info at the Greenwood Cemetery website.

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