‘City Island, the “Cape Cod” of New York’ Webinar
Why schlep all the way to Massachusetts when you can get a taste of Cape Cod right here in NYC?
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the village of City Island, a small seaside community at the edge of New York City (located just beyond Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx) that was once the location of a thriving oyster business and boat-building industry.
Led by longtime City Island resident Barbara Burn Dolensek, this experience of one of New York’s most unique communities will include:
- The history of City Island, and how its been home to everything from mulberry orchards, to oystering, to boat building
- A look at City Island’s most notable and historic buildings, including rare photos of one of City Island’s most stunning private waterfront properties built by the second-in-command at Tammany Hall
- City Island in film & television, and behind-the-scenes stories of their time on the island
- What it’s like to live on City Island, and the difference between residents who are considered “clam diggers” or “musselsuckers”
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Barbara — any and all questions about City Island are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
“I loved the speaker and learning about the history of City Island.” -Diane
“The presenter’s knowledge of the area was outstanding. She clearly loves CI and has opinions, but tried not to cloud too many facts.” -Jean
“I was born and raised in the Bronx and visited City Island often. There was so much about the history that I did not know. It was so very interesting and enjoyable.” -Angela
“I live near City island, but rarely go there. This webinar makes me want to go back and see some of the houses in the slides!” -Nancy
“I’ve been curious about City Island ever since I heard the phrase “off the coast of the Bronx.” This webinar is the now the foundation of my knowledge — and I’m on the hunt for more.” -Peggy
“Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter, well organized, great photos and images. Handled questions well. I had been curious about the island and the talk definitely made me want to visit!” -DavidBuy tickets/get more info now