Our Friends at the East Bronx History Forum meet at our Library on the Third Wednesday of each month (with the exception of July and August when there is no meeting). Time: 7:30 pm
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East Bronx History Forum
Wednesday March 22, 2017 – 7:30 pm
“Women in Bronx History”
President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week for March 8, 1980 and, President Trump has re-proclaimed March 2017 as Women’s History Month. The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” presentation will be Wednesday March 15th 2017 at 7:30 pm.
“Women in Bronx History” is a member or friend selection and presentation of the historic, popular or special women that has or are contributing to the Bronx community. Selections and presenters have included members of the Bronx Times Reporter “25 Influential Bronx Women”. Many will recall past selections such as, Bess Myerson, Lauren Bacall, Eydie Gorme and others not in the entertainment industry.
One famous Bronxite, Anne Bancroft played Anne Sullivan and Patty Duke as Helen Keller from “The Miracle Worker”. Bancroft and Duke both won Academy Awards for best actress and supporting actress respectfully. Anne Bancroft was born in the Bronx, September 17, 1931 and many remember her as Anna Maria Louisa Italiano. She died in 2005 and was interred at Kensico Cemetery Valhalla NY. Sadly, Patty Duke recently died on March 29th 2016. Maria Vasti will add to the story of Anne Bancroft with assistance from her dad, East Bronx History Forum Vice President, Tom Vasti. As always, members and friends can share their neighborhood or school recollections of Anne Bancroft or others.
Members and guests are encouraged, but not required to bring a 2- 5 minute description of their choice for inclusion in our member report during our 6th annual Bronx women program. The East Bronx History Forum expects that this year participation will exceed the large and varied contributions of our past Bronx Women in Bronx History reports. Members are free to reselect prior selections as long as new information is available. “Women in Bronx History” has included Actresses, Authors & Artists; Botanist & Business women; Settlers, Scientist & Sculptors; Environmentalists & Educators; and Poets & Politicians.
All meetings are free and open to the public at The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, located at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx next to the Apple Bank. Parking is free after 7 pm
Saturday March 25, 2017 – 7 -10 pm
“Jazz Night at the Huntington”
Enjoy a night of music and dance commemorating the 1920s and 1930s Jazz Era.
Prizes for those who bring this iconic Jazz Era to life the best. Guys and gals should come dressed to impress and don’t forget your dancing shoes!