Illustrated Presentations - Slide Show and Lecture Program
I have lectured on the Great Estates of Tarrytown and Irvington, and on Briarcliff Lodge, the subject of my first book. With Tom Rinaldi I have delivered presentations based on our book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape. With Rich Scarpitta and Steve Spak I have lectured on the demolition of Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium.

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June 9, 2017 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the D&H Canal Museum, High Falls, NY.
April 5, 2017 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Ferry Sloops, at the Shattemuc yacht Club. With Tom Rinaldi.
March 8, 2017 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ulster County Photo Club, at the Port Ewen Public Library,
January 11, 2017 Hudson Valley Ruins Gallery Tours at the New York State Museum. With Tom Rinaldi.
November 14, 2016 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the New York State Museum. With Tom Rinaldi.
September 20, 2016 Hudson Valley Ruins Gallery Tour and Exhibition Opening, at the New York State Museum. With Tom Rinaldi.
May 21, 2016 The Northgate Ruins (The Stern / Cornish estate), for the Putnam History Museum. With Thom Johnson.
May 13, 2016 A Tale of Two Stadiums, for The Group (Pleasantville, NY)
March 18, 2016 Teaching From Ruins, for the Irvington Historical Society at the Irvington Public Library. With Thom Johnson.
August 15, 2015 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Saugerties Historical Society at the Kierstead House Museum. With Tom Rinaldi.
May 1, 2013 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Ferry Sloops at Croton Point Park Nature Center.
April 14, 2013 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast at the Walter Brewster House im Brewster. With Tom Rinaldi.
September 18, 2012 A Tale of Two Stadiums, for the Irvington Public Library. With Rich Scarpitta.
September 15, 2012 Northgate, the Stern / Cornish estate, for the Foundry School Museum. With Thom Johnson.
July 18, 2012 A Tale of Two Stadiums, for the Greater Astoria Historical Society. With Rich Scarpitta and Steve Spak.
June 25, 2012 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Cornwall Historical Society.
April 13, 2012 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Mill Street Loft Arts at Scenic Hudson's River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon. With Tom Rinaldi.
February 11, 2012 Northgate, the Stern / Cornish estate, for the Foundry school Museum. With Thom Johnson.
September 23, 2010 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY.
June 28, 2010 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Taconic Postcard Club, Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, Yorktown, NY.
June 5, 2010 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Ulster County Historical Society, Bevier House, Marbletown, NY.
September 26, 2009 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Conference, Hudson River Valley Institute. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
July 13, 2009 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Hudson River Experience Historyhostel, Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library.
June 7, 2009 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Westchester County Hudson River Fest / Quadricentennial event, Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY, with Tom Rinaldi.
May 7, 2009 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Friends of History. Croton Library, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
April 14, 2009 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Victorian Society, Metropolitan Chapter. The New York New Church (Swedenborgian), New York City. With Tom Rinaldi.
November 15 2008  Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Albany County Historical Association, Ten Broeck Mansion. Albany, NY. 
October 26, 2008  Yonkers Power Station, for the 28th Annual Drew Symposium on Industrial Archeology in the New York/New Jersey Area. Drew University, New Jersey. with Tom Rinaldi.
September 13, 2008  Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Saugerties Historical Society, Kierstead House. With Tom Rinaldi.
July 22, 2008  Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Hudson River Experience Historyhostel, Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
June 26, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for aMarist College class, Fishkill campus. 
May 24, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Historic Hudson, at the Oliver Bronson House, Hudson, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
March 12, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Central Park Conservancy, New York City. With Tom Rinaldi.
March 11, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Suffern Public Library, Suffern, NY. With Tom Rianldi.
March 1, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Putnam County Historical Society, Young Associates. Cold Spring, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
February 11, 2008 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Fortnightly Club, Hudson House, Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY.
December 11, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Drum Hill Center, Peekskill, NY.
December 6, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for  the Stony Point Library, Stony Point, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
December 1, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Kent Public Library, Kent, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
October 23, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
Ocotber 17, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
October 11, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Marlborough Historical Society, Sarah Hull Hallock Library, Milton, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
September 17, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ramapo / North Jersey Adirondack Hiking Club, Nanuet Public Library. With Tom Rinaldi
May 19, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Stuyvesant Railroad Station, Stuyvesant. With Tom Rinaldi.
May 17, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. With Tom Rinaldi.
April 14, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Foundry School Museum-Putnam County Historical Society (Annual Meeting), Cold Spring With Tom Rinaldi.
April 5, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Beczak Environmental Education Center, Yonkers. With Tom Rinaldi.
February 23, 2007 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Starr Library, Rhinebeck. With Tom Rinaldi.
December 16, 2006 Book-signing, Oblong Books, Rhinebeck. With Tom Rinaldi.
December 2, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Society of Architectural Historians , Turpin Bannister chapter, Albany, NY. With Tom Rinaldi.
November 29, 2006 Book-signing, Barnes and Noble, Newburgh. With Tom Rinaldi.
November 17, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Irvington Presbyterian Church - Calvin Auditorium.
November 10, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Annual Meeting.
November 2, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Mount Pleasant Historical Society.
October 22, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, for Friends of Kimlin Cider Mill.With Tom Rinaldi.
October 16, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, at the Warner Library, Tarrytown. With Tom Rinaldi.
October 14, 2006 Hudson Valley Ruins, at Andrus on Hudson, Hastings-on Hudson. With Tom Rinaldi.
November 14, 2005 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, for the Fortnightly Club. (Sleepy Hollow, NY.)
October 7, 2005 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, for the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.
April 18, 2005 Briarcliff Lodge, for the Warner Library (Tarrytown).
April 7 & 14, 2005 Hudson Valley Ruins, Westchester Community College.
March 17, 2005 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, for the Friends of History (Croton-on-Hudson).
February , 2005 Hudson Valley Ruins, for The Group (Pleasantville, NY)
January 3, 2005 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Dobbs Ferry Woman's Club
December 11, 2004 Historic Preservation as a Tool For Community Building:
The Economic and Social Benefits to Preserving Yonkers' Historic Building Stock. Press Release.
December 10, 2004 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, Irvington Historical Society
November 30, 2004 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, Taconic Postcard Club.
2004? or 2006? Mount Pleasant Rotary Club.
November 2004 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.
October 5, 2004 Briarcliff Lodge Illustrated Presentation, Rockland-Bergen Postcard Club.
December 1, 2003 Great Estates of Tarrytown and Irvington, for the Warner Library (Tarrytown).
November 4, 2003 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ardsley Historical Society.
October 2, 2003 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the New City Library.
May 9, 2003   Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Irvington Historical Society.
May 4, 2003  Hudson Valley Ruins, for Maple Grove Restoration (Poughkeepsie). Fund Raiser.
February 27, 2003  Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Irvington Public Library.
February 13, 2003  Historic Homes of Tarrytown and Irvington, for the Philipse Manor Garden Club.
January 9, 2003   Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Mount Pleasant Historical Society.
December 2, 2002  Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Warner Library and the Historical Society, Serving Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. (Tarrytown, NY).
August 6, 2002   The Sunnyside Neighborhood, for Sunnyside, a property of Historic Hudson Valley.
May 11, 2002   Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Annual Meeting of the Westchester County Historical Society.
May 6, 2002 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), Docents Meeting.
April 30, 2002 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Greenburgh Public Library.
March 2, 2002 "Our Neighborhood: The Architectural Treasures of the Lyndhurst Neighborhood." for Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
January 11, 2002 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the New Castle Seniors.
October 12, 2001 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ossining Public Library.
October 8, 2001 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Fortnightly Club (Irvington, NY).
September 18, 2001 Hudson Valley Ruins for New York State Daughters of the American Revolution, Tarrytown Chapter.
April 20, 2001 Irvington's Architectural Treasures, for the Irvington (NY) Historical Society.
April 4, 2001 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Ossining Historical Society.
February 13, 2001 Hudson Valley Ruins, for the Contemporary Club of Pleasantville.

 




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