The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

The Victorian Society New York sponsors a series of lectures at the Bard Graduate Center at 38 West 86th Street in Manhattan. No reservations are required for the free lectures. Attendees are invited to meet the speakers at pre-lecture receptions.
Victorian Society New York Free Lecture Series is made possible by a generous donation from Christopher Broadwell and Lewis I. Haber and dues from Chapter members. Join today!

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September 2018

East in Eden: William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
38 West 86th Street, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
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  "Image Courtesy of The Collection of Tom Burnett" William Niblo, an Irish immigrant to New York City at the end of the 18th century, rose from his initial position in the hostelry and tavern business in Lower Manhattan to found an immensely popular "coffee house," and then opened an enormous pleasure garden in the London tradition at the northern limits of the populated City in 1828. Initially mostly an outdoor place of leisurely entertainment and recreation of middle class…

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