A note from Steve Byrns:
“Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Last year, I gave a lecture about Untermyer Park and Gardens and the work of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in partnership with the City of Yonkers, which was held in Westchester County. It was a sold out event.
This year, I’d like to take the show on the road to Manhattan! To that end, I’d like to announce a lecture entitled “Untermyer: A Garden for the World”, to be delivered on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 PM. The location will be at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, located at 225 West 99th Street.
The lecture will place Untermyer Gardens in the context of great gardens of the world, especially Persian gardens. New photos showing the state of the gardens in 2013 will be presented. This will contrast with many historic photos, including some new finds.
Careful attention will also be given to Samuel Untermyer, a fabulously successful lawyer who was at the forefront of many human rights issues, such as economic reform, American anti-Semitism, women’s suffrage and, of course, anti-Nazism.
The price for a ticket is $15. Seating is limited, so it is strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Checks should be made out to Untermyer Gardens Conservancy at 33 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. Online payments may be made by Paypal on our website, www.untermyergardens.org. Once you have made your reservation, your name will be held at the door, as no tickets will be mailed out.
Please share this lecture information with any friends of yours who might be interested. It will be a welcome antidote to winter!
Stephen F. Byrns
Chairman, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
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