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Guest speaker Steve Samtur has, for the past 25 years,  been editor and publisher of Back In THE BRONX magazine. This magazine is a retrospective of The Bronx in the decades of the 1940s-1960s. Since the start of the magazine, he has had close to 30,000 subscribers, as well as a Bronx database of over 125,000 former Bronxites. He also has written three books, produced several DVDs, and developed a Bronx Board game and a Back In THE BRONX chess set.

For the past 6 years, Samtur has given his 90-minute PowerPoint presentation, The Bronx: The Way It Waslocally and throughout the country (CA, FL, AZ, etc.). He brings over 450 wonderful vintage Bronx slides, video clips of The Bronx during the decades of the 40s-60s, and dozens of Bronx celebrity interviews. The slides are in categories and each set of slides in each category is introduced by a two minute video. Some of the categories are:

The Grand Concourse (Art Deco Buildings)

Bronx Movie Theatres (over 100; includes the famous Loew's Paradise)

Bronx Shopping Areas (stores, restaurants, hangouts)

Orchard Beach (Our Bronx Riviera)

Freedomland USA (Disneyland of the east)

Yankee Stadium

Bronx Parks (more than a dozen images)

Bronx Restaurantsand iconic malt shops (like Krum's & Jahn's)

Bronx Transportation (Bronx trolleys, buses, trains)

Bronx Celebrities (Robert Klein, Regis Philbin, Chazz Palmintieri, Mary Higgins Clarke, Danny Aiello, Rita Morena, and more)

                                        FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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