Lecture Series: History of St. George, Staten Island
Our lecture series continues with a talk on St. George, Staten Island presented by David Goldfarb, Esq.
At the northeast tip of Staten Island lies the town of St. George, the docking point of the famous Staten Island Ferry. Within its borders is Fort Hill, a fortified British lookout point used during the Revolutionary War. By the 1830s, this area of Staten Island facing the Kill van Kull and New York Harbor was a fashionable resort town where a wealthy clientele frequented the many elegant hotels that graced the area’s hilly terrain. Great estates dotted the landscape to take advantage of the unparalleled views of New York City and the bustling harbor below. Today St. George is the Civic center of Staten Island, as well as a commuting hub for islanders who work in the great metropolis across the bay.
Join us on Wednesday evening, September 28th when David Goldfarb, Esq. will speak on the history of St. George from early settlement to modern times including elegant residences from the 19th Century, houses of worship and civic buildings. He will present a slideshow of rare illustrations and early photographs both from the Staten Island Historical Society and from private collections that were used to illustrate the Arcadia Press “Images of America “book St. George by David Goldfarb and James Ferreri.
David Goldfarb has lived in a Victorian home in St. George for 43 years. He has been active in historic preservation on Staten Island and in New York City. He has served as the president of the New York City Historic Districts Council, as president of the St. George Civic Association, and as president of the Alice Austen House on Staten Island. He has also served on the Board of The Preservation League of Staten Island. He has written two books about Staten Island history for Arcadia Press – St. George and Stapleton. He is an attorney in New York City, chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and author of the treatise New York Elder Law published by Lexis/Matthew Bender.
SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION The lecture will be preceded by a food tasting provided by Ed Gomez. Mr. Gomez’s restaurants include Da Noi (Travis, Grasmere & Manhattan), 120 Bay Café, Burrito Shoppe & Salad Junkie (St. George). The tasting will commence at 6:30pm.
National Lighthouse Museum
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, NY 10301
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