Joyce Gold – Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square

For 150 years, Washington Square has been home to many of the political, creative, and intellectual movements in city history. Its amazing female population accounts for much of that vitality. It has seen an unparalleled variety of women—working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant—including such renowned individuals as Mae West, Edith Wharton, Emma Goldman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.

Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigrant-radical-notorious-women-of-washington-square-tickets-93853505361

Joyce Gold – Creation of Central Park

New York City of the mid 19th century had largely ignored quality of life issues for its citizens. This omission had become so apparent that the city government arranged a competition for the design & creation of a great park. The winning design of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed 843 acres into America’s first masterpiece of urban landscape design.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creation-of-central-park-tickets-87634610479

Joyce Gold – The Creation of Central Park

Joyce Gold returns for her third talk at Waterside with the history of our city’s legendary park!

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Joyce Gold: The American Civil War in New York City

(Open to the Public:) Joyce Gold returns for another fascinating talk with “The American Civil War in New York City” on Tuesday, January 28th!

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it is easy to overlook the rich history of our city.

This program will highlight sites of importance in the American Civil War that today we walk by without even noticing. In a richly illustrated presentation, Joyce Gold will review the places in New York which were sites of action and significance.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest-serving independent full-time tour guides.

Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University. Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

Register for this free talk at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-civil-war-in-new-york-city-tickets-87068324703

Joyce Gold returns with: “The American Civil War in New York City”

We enjoyed having Joyce Gold here last year – and we look forward to her upcoming Waterside talk, “The American Civil War in New York City”, Tuesday, January 28th!

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