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: 10/02/2018

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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
2008 Financial Crisis – Too Big to Fail History,
Life Skills- Finance
Lehman Brothers, the 4th largest investment bank in the world was considered too big to fail. Wall Street expected the federal government to bail out Lehman like it did Bear Stearns a few months earlier. Then Lehman went bankrupt causing a ripple effect in the worldwide economy. Banks stopped lending. Mortgages went into default. People lost their homes. We will examine the “too big to fail” theory and the 700 billion federal bailout package. The program features the critically acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary Money, Power and Wall Street.
$201- $350
Madam C. J. Walker – The First Black Female Millionaire History,
Multicultural- Other
Born in 19th century rural Louisiana to former slaves Sarah Breedlove rose to become the first female African-American self-made millionaire in the United States. Known as Madam C.J. Walker, she developed a line of beauty care products for black women. Walker built a factory, hair salon, mail-order business and a beauty school which trained 20,000 sales agents. Later she became a philanthropist and was active in organizing the NAACP’s Silent Protest Parade in New York in 1917.
$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
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
Aaron Burr – The Villain in Your History History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hamilton, An American Musical is the hottest ticket on Broadway and Aaron Burr is the villain. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolutionary War he begins an unlawful relationship with the wife of a British Officer. Elected Vice President in 1800 under Thomas Jefferson he kills Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in Weehawken, NJ. Burr gets away with murder but is later tried for treason. This program covers the women in Burr’s life and features music from the Broadway production including The Election of 1800 and the Hamilton Burr duel. Note: this is part three to the program Alexander Hamilton – The Musical and the Duel. The program includes seven songs from Hamilton, An American Musical. (Music and video from public sources). A handout with detailed instructions titled How to Get Tickets to see Hamilton is included. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University. Equipment requirements: LCD projector. Presenter will provide laptop.
$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 Transportation Revolution of the 1800s History,
Other
The American transportation revolution made possible the expansion of trade and the way of life we know today. Join us as we learn about the Erie Canal and the great canal building era in the northeast, using the steam engine to power boats upstream and building of the early tolls roads in the new republic. We will discuss steam locomotives and the packet trade of regularly scheduled cargo and passenger ships sailing between Great Britain and the United States. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” 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
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