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Conference on New York City History October 5 - 7, 2001

A free, weekend-long series of over 100 events exploring New York City History, including panels, roundtables, exhibits, film screenings and a book fair.

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The conference kicked off Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 PM with a screening of New York: A Documentary Film, and continued on Saturday and Sunday with over 100 roundtables and discussions.

  • New York: A Documentary Film with Ric Burns - Friday, October 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m
  • Conference panels - Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Gangs of New York with Martin Scorsese - Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Conference panels - Sunday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Book Fair
Thanks to the Book Fair -- and the hard work of those who manned the booths -- the work of many conference panelists was readily available for browsing or purchase (usually at a discount), enabling a more complete encounter with New York's past. The following publishers and booksellers helped make the Conference a success: Columbia University Press, New York University Press, Fordham University Press, Oxford University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Harvard University Press, Yale University Press, Cornell University Press, Queens Historical Society, Round Hill Books, Syracuse University Press and Random House. Special thanks to Urban Center Books for their efforts to make the works of conference participants available to the public.

Ticket Information
The conference was free and open to the public. However, tickets for each day and evening were required for admission. Tickets were available on a first-come, first-served basis at the CUNY Graduate Center Friday, October 5, 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. Seating for individual panels was limited and was first-come, first-seated.

Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th Streets

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