Monday, September 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Arsenal at Central Park (at 64th Street and 5th Avenue)
The Talk – August 7 marks the 230th Anniversary of the 1789 Lighthouse Act and the role of Alexander Hamilton, in the developing the lighthouses guarding the coast. Hamilton served as its first Superintendent, prior to becoming Secretary of the Treasury which oversaw the establishment of the Lighthouse Service and Cutter Service, the basis for today’s Coast Guard.
The talk will also reference to other notable Americans of Scottish ancestry who were important contemporaries of Hamilton, some of whom played a determinant role on behalf of independence during the American Revolution including: Henry Knox, Hugh Mercer, Alexander MacDougal, John Paul Jones, William Alexander (Lord Stirling), James McHenry.
The Speaker – Wade R. Goria is a graduate of Brooklyn College, CUNY where he majored in history, and Oxford University, St. Antony’s College, where he studied international relations with a concentration upon the history and politics of the modern Middle East. He is the author of Sovereignty and Leadership in Lebanon, 1943-1976 published by Ithaca Press in London.
Wade’s wide academic interests include teaching history and international relations at New York University for 18 years, and working for a number of non profits and NGO’s including the UN affiliated International Peace Academy, where he served as its Director of Communications and Development.
The Reception 7:15 pm: Overlooking the Central Park Zoo, with fabulous Manhattan views, the Arsenal’s rooftop will provide a striking backdrop for an Iced Tea and Pimms end to your day.
The beautiful Rooftop Garden that has been created and maintained by the NY Parks Department personnel at the Arsenal Central Park.
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Once again, ASF will be donating plantings for the rooftop garden.