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New York Neon: A Book Talk

New York Neon: A Book Talk

Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm
All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Avenue (at East 80th Street)

$10 members, $15 non-members
ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED

Join FRIENDS for an “illuminating” lecture on the iconic neon signs of New York City, including many on the Upper East Side. As this significant element of the cityscape quickly disappears, Thomas E. Rinaldi–architectural designer and co-author of Hudson Valley Ruins–is working to catalogue and preserve them. In his recent publication, New York Neon, signs are identified by location, manufacturer, date of creation, and business purpose. Rinaldi’s illustrated lecture will explore the development and technological evolution of neon, examining its role in the streets of New York City, in the nation’s cultural identity, and in our collective consciousness.

To purchase tickets, please click here or call 212-535-2526.

Image: Neon Sign at Goldberger’s Pharmacy, First Avenue & East 65th Street

Goldberger’s Pharmacy, First Avenue & East 65th Street

Goldberger’s Pharmacy, First Avenue & East 65th Street