Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Richard Feingold
Phone: 201-697-9152
Mailing address: 39 S. Dorchester Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
E-mail address: rickfeingold@att.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/RickFeingoldEvents/
Previous appearances at: Tappan Public Library, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Goshen Library, Cornwall Library, Finkelstein (Spring Valley)Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/28/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
The Great Escape of World War II History,
Other
There were actually two successful escapes. The first break-out, from inside a wooden horse, enabled three men to escape a WW II German POW camp and return to England. The second escape, immortalized in the film The Great Escape, featured the building of 100 meter tunnels which allowed 76 men to escape Stalag Luft III. Most of the POWs were captured. Only three made it to safety in Allied territory. Join us to hear about the mastermind behind the plot nicknamed “Big X”, tunnels Tom, Dick, and Harry, forged identity documents, the “penguins” who scattered tunnel sand, and the real-life story of the three who got away.
$201- $350
The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton, a penniless, orphan, immigrant for love. We will read the love letters Hamilton sent to Eliza during their courtship then meet two other women—Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds—who were after Alexander. This program features music from the Hamilton Broadway musical including The Schuyler Sisters, Helpless, Satisfied, and It’s Quiet Uptown.
$201- $350
The Industrial Revolution History,
Other
The industrial revolution began in Great Britain in the 1700s with the transformation of energy from water and animal power to steam power. Textiles became the first industry to be mechanized. Quickly young Brit Samuel Slater, in one of the first accounts of industrial espionage brought the technology to Pawtucket, Rhode Island just after the end of the Revolutionary War. Join us as we learn about the Luddites who rejected the regimentation of the factory system, Eli Whitney and the cotton gin and James Watt and the steam engine. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
American Baseball in Cuba Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Other
The American Series against Major League opponents in Cuba began in 1890 and continued until 1959. Babe Ruth visited Havana in 1920 after his 54 home run season with the Yankees and lost a fortune gambling in the casinos. Jackie Robinson played spring training in Cuba prior to breaking baseball’s color line in 1947. Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson played baseball games in Cuba. After a night of drinking the writer Ernest Hemingway engaged the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Hugh Casey in a boxing match at his Havana home. Presenter: Rick Feingold presented this lecture as part of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has written for the Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor on the topic of baseball in the Caribbean.
$201- $350
John D. Rockefeller – The Richest American Who Ever Lived History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Asked how he became so rich, Rockefeller replied, “God gave me my money.” Rockefeller was in the oil refining business early after the Pennsylvania oil rush began in 1859. He built state-of-the-art refineries and bought out his rivals. Rockefeller negotiated secret rebates with the railroads and formed what would become the Standard Oil Trust. Eventually the Supreme Court declared Standard Oil a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. But the individual oil companies were worth more separately and Rockefeller would go on to enter a second life of philanthropy which lives on to today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Ted Williams-When America Was at War (1941-45 and 1952-53) Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
History
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the spectacular 1941 baseball season when Ted Williams became the last player to bat over .400. A few months later America entered World War II. Williams became a flight instructor in Pensacola, FL., at the same flight school future President George Bush trained to become a fighter pilot. Later Williams baseball career was interrupted a second time as he was called on to serve as a fighter pilot in the Korean War with future astronaut John Glenn. Join us on the 75th anniversary of Williams’ record-setting season as we look at his military service between two wars. Presenter: Rick Feingold presented this lecture as part of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has written for the Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor on the topic of baseball in the Caribbean.
$201- $350
Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries History,
History,
Life Skills- Finance
Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “American Business History” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Cornelius Vanderbilt – The First Tycoon History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Cornelius Vanderbilt began operating his own ferry in New York Harbor at the age of 16. He would work from dawn until dark ferrying passengers between Staten Island and the tip of Manhattan. The tiny business would grow into a massive steamship company. Vanderbilt would undercut his competitors by pricing his services so low that he would drive them out of business. Eventually he built a railroad empire from New York to Chicago and the First Grand Central Station at 42nd Street. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
The Famine Irish, Horatio Alger & Ragged Dick-19th Century New York History,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
New York of the 1850s was a time when the Irish fleeing the famine in their home country arrived in great numbers only to settle in ethnic ghettos. With no skills or education, little English, and of Catholic faith in a Protestant culture they faced discrimination for the available factory jobs. Many children became homeless and worked as shoeshine boys. Horatio Alger wrote novels about these boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of comfort through hard work, determination, and honesty. We will read excerpts from Alger’s most famous novel “Ragged Dick” and learn about the “Gilded Age,” the Newsboys Lodging House, Barnum’s Museum and New York City during this period. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Travel to Cuba History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Recent changes by the Obama administration now make it legal to travel to Cuba under “People to People” tours. We will discuss the recent diplomatic changes between Cuba and the United States (the Cuban Thaw), arranging a visit to Cuba, pre-revolutionary Cuban history, the Ernest Hemingway tourist sites, Cuban baseball, classic Cuban music, world renowned Cuban cigars, and places to stay and eat. to stay and eat and the unique Cuban economic system. Rick Feingold, published travel writer for Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor. He has traveled to Cuba seven times since 2001 and lectured at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Cuban-American baseball. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University.
$201- $350
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