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Feingold, Rick 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
Feingold, Rick The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' NATIVE VISION History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Native Vision is the experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War Two.
$501- $1000
Stelljes, Eileen Art of Illumination History,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn about the ancient art of Illumination; see examples of illuminated books, pages and letters. Design a unique, embellished monogram. Using assorted styles of initials and a variety of crafting materials, create a 9x12 inch single-sided decorative picture with border. Other options, recommended for older children, are a decorated two-sided door hanger, or a bookmark.
$101- $200
Rosenfeld, Jordan Jewish Communities of Europe: Then and Now History,
Multicultural- Other,
Museums
This offering is based on personal experiences of the presenter as well as scholarship about historical, communal and cultural aspects of Jewish life in contemporary Europe. This “virtual tour” is filled with information about the past and present experiences of Jews spanning the continent, from Barcelona to Helsinki. It will include communities, both large and small, that are vibrant today, as well as communities which are mere shadows of their former glory. Perhaps members of your group will draw some new conclusions about places like Switzerland and Sweden, countries with small Jewish populations which have vacillated between being havens for Jews to being hostile to Jews. Everyone will learn something new about individual Jews from Amsterdam and Prague who had wealth and power even at a time in history when Jews were denied full civil rights, and about how Jews banded together to erect magnificent places of worship over the centuries in Venice and Budapest that can still be visited today, and which in many cases are still used for prayer on a regular basis.
$201- $350
Downing, John George Washington Can Change Your Life History,
Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Parenting
This exciting program discusses the early years and background of George Washington and his leadership during the Revolution and first presidency. Our speaker, instructor John Downing, wearing authentic Revolutionary War period costume and displaying PowerPoint artwork of Washington's life, shows you how study of George Washington can change your life: 1. Overcome adversity by seeing now George Washington defied all odds. 2. Gain valuable leadership skills by observing Gen. Washington's traits and practices. 3. Appreciate the founding of the United States and Washington's guiding precedents for future generations!
$201- $350
Stillman, Paul Living History History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Living history program covering many different characters, from Benjamin Franklin to Nasty Ned the frontiersman, as well as time periods. Original props and hands on material provided, with plenty of interaction with the audience. All ages and groups, will posture for classroom learning.
$201- $350
Feingold, Rick 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
Del Bianco, Lou In the Shadow of the Mountain: Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore Genealogy,
History,
Performing Arts- Theater
A graceful balance of humor and heart.- LA TIMES In this 40 minute presentation, storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco and tells the story of his unique contribution to the carving of our nation's greatest memorial. Connects perfectly to Social Studies curriculum and primary source research.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Margot The Underground Railroad in New York City--the Big Meaning Then, the Big Meaning to Us Now History,
Life Skills- Other
We describe places and courageous people of the Underground Railroad in New York City. In the early 1800s, a battle went on. It was of men and women, black and white, who wanted people to be free; and those intent on capturing them, to send them back to their “owners,” likely to be tortured, often to be killed, often sold to plantations far South. Our basis is the education Aesthetic Realism, founded by the great American poet and philosopher Eli Siegel. Aesthetic Realism explains this battle was between two ways of self, our own selves. It’s the battle of respect for the world and people, the desire to be fair to them, see meaning and value in people; and contempt for the world and people. Slavery, we’ll show, arises from contempt; the forces of the UGRR stood for respect. This was what the Civil War was about. Studying this we have the thrilling ability to learn about ourselves through history. Wrote Eli Siegel: "The fight, Shall I see the world and people with contempt or respect? is the fight within every individual right now; it is our constant, inward, personal civil war." Includes a re-enactment of an escape!
$101- $200
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