A Celebration of Community in the South End

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Grand Street Community Arts presents a screening of Mary Paley's "The Neighborhood that Disappeared" at St. Anthony's Church. This fundraiser screening event begins at 6:30pm and includes tapas and refreshments. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with film-maker Mary Paley, Susan Holland of Historic Albany Foundation, Albany City Historian Tony Opalka, and neighborhood historian Pat Bulgaro.

Grand Street Community Arts presents a screening of Mary Paley's "The Neighborhood that Disappeared" at St. Anthony's Church.

This fundraiser screening event begins at 6:30pm and includes tapas and refreshments.

The screening of The Neighborhood that Disappeared will be followed by a panel discussion with film-maker Mary Paley,  Susan Holland of Historic Albany Foundation, Albany City Historian Tony Opalka, and neighborhood historian Pat Bulgaro.

In 1962, one of the most massive urban renewal projects in American history sterilized the cultural and ethnic heart of Albany, New York. An arrangement made by first term Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and longtime Albany Mayor, Erastus Corning the 2nd, displaced almost eight percent of the City's diverse population, razed more than a thousand buildings, dislodged 3,600 households, and closed 350 businesses.

The Neighborhood That Disappeared unearths the vibrant ethnic neighborhood that housed courageous immigrants and the Greatest Generation. More than a half-century after it was lost forever; Mary Paley revisits 'The Neighborhood That Disappeared.'

This special screening event will take place at St. Anthony's Church on Grand Street — the symbolic hub of the Italian community. While St. Anthony's was not among the four churches demolished to make way for the Empire State Plaza, the church closed in 1973 and the parishioners scattered. In 2003, St. Anthony's Church passed from the Diocese of Albany to Grand Street Community Arts.

 

May 29th, 2015 6:30 PM
Admit One $ 25.00

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