History

HAUNTED TALES OF NEW YORK STATE 
This is a wonderful presentation of New Haunted Legends and Folktales covering areas from New York City to Albany and beyond.  Learn the colorful history of haunted legends that involve prohibition era gangster, Leg Diamond and the haunted legend of Joan River’s Penthouse Apartment in New York City.  Listen to tales of murder, suicide and hauntings in mansions and buildings once occupied by New York’s wealthier citizens of bygone eras.  This is a must for those who like haunted tales and legends.  

Course # 6132 Monday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/22/18 1 Class
Leon DiMartino Fee $59


BORIS KARLOFF & BELA 

LUGOSI:  FRIENDLY HOLLYWOOD RIVALS
One brought Dracula to life on the Hollywood Movie Screen.  The other was a magnificent creator of the Frankenstein and Mummy film characters.  Both were horror film stars and yet we wonder how they got along.  Learn the story of how these two gifted actors learned to live in the highly competitive Hollywood era in which they both made their mark of distinction.

Course # 6258 Tuesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/23/18 1 Class
Leon DiMartino Fee $59


TYPHOID MARY:  A NEW YORK TRAGEDY
Innocent woman, who was misunderstood and misjudged or carrier of infectious disease and contagion.  Learn about a turn-of-the-century dilemma that scared the city, shocked the nation and had an impact on how the New York City Health Department would learn to treat public outbreak of infectious diseases.

Course # 6361 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/17/18 1 Class
Leon DiMartino Fee $59


PEGGY SHIPPAN ARNOLD, LOYALIST
A woman with multiple parts to her personality as the love interest to a British spymaster and wife of a famous Revolutionary War hero turned Revolutionary War Traitor, learn the story of this colorful lady and her family.  A story not often told about in history books and a very interesting tale of romance and betrayal.

Course # 6381 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 11/7/18 1 Class
Leon DiMartino Fee $59


THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MEL BROOKS
A gifted and talented comedian, director, producer and actor, learn how this creative genius has left his mark on modern filmmaking and the generations that followed.  We will discuss the any films of Mel Brooks and stories of the film actors that made them.

Course # 6379 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 11/14/18 1 Class
Leon DiMartino Fee $59