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Lectures & Conversations
Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream
Collaborative Programs
Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Joseph P. Viteritti
Wed, August 6th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.

Offering an in-depth look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, Joseph P. Viteritti explores the political and social climate of a transformative era animated by civil rights marches, antiwar demonstrations, and government-led efforts to more evenly redistribute national resources.


Joseph P. Viteritti, editor of Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream, is Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning Department at Hunter College.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group