Friends of the Upper East Side Book Launch!

On November 7th, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side is proud to launch Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville, an illustrated history of Yorkville’s development and its immigrant roots.


This original publication, researched and written by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side, uncovers the compelling story of Yorkville’s immigrant past and patterns of development, and places that history against the backdrop of representative buildings remaining today where immigrants lived, worked, shopped, and prayed. These buildings play an integral role in defining Yorkville’s character, but until now the comprehensive story of Yorkville has not been told. x We are thrilled to finally share Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville with you! Prepare for a night of celebration, discussion, and the screening of an original documentary mini-series produced by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side. Be one of the first to enjoy the finished product for yourself, or as a gift for one of the Yorkville fans in your life. x Books will be for sale for the very first time at the event, and online to follow. Active FRIENDS members will receive a special discount on all book purchases. JOIN or RENEW your membership today!


National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
215 East 71st Street


Free to the public. Advance registration required.

  • November 7, 2018
  • 6:30 pm