Featured Events: Learn about NYC’s Fifth Avenue at tonight’s Southold Historical Society lecture

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11/02/2011 7:00 AM |

The Southold Historical Society will present a lecture tonight called “New York’s Fifth Avenue: A Utopian Experiment” at 8 p.m.

The free event will be hosted by historian Ronald Brown at the Peconic Landing auditorium, located at 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport.

There will be a Power Point presentation featuring information about how Calvinists sought to transform New York City during the 1820s into a New Jerusalem modeled after John Calvin’s Geneva Christian Republic and how they pushed north from Washington Square along Fifth Avenue with homes, houses of worship, stores, hotels, private clubs, mansions and public buildings.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn something you might not have known about,” said Jeff Fleming, the society’s director. He added the next lecture will be about the fishing industry in Manhattan. For more information, call (631) 765-5500.

Here’s a few more events happening today:

Patricia Feiler and Bob Miller’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery will be featured at Jamesport Manor Inn, located 370 Manor Ln. in Riverhead, tonight at 5 p.m. The event is free.

A Harvest Exhibit created by North Fork artists will be featured at Winter Harbor Gallery & Frame Works, located at 211 Main St. in Greenport, today at 11 a.m. The event is free.

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