2012-03-16 / Community

Learn The Story Of Jacob Riis

On Sunday, March 18, historian Bernie Feuer and the Rockaway Artists Alliance will present the story of world renowned photographer, reformer and writer Jacob Riis, and Jacob Riis Park, at 1 p.m. in sTudio 7 gallery (building T-7), Fort Tilden. learn about and view some of his famous photographs of poverty in New York City in the latter part of the 19th century. learn about the hospital that was the catalyst for the creation of the park. learn about and view images of the stages of the development and growth of the park from the beginnings to the glory days of Riis Park under Robert Moses; its significance and architecture.

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