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February 7, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The Legacy of West Side Story
Monday, February 7, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 

With Steven Spielberg’s new film version of West Side Story now in theaters and soon to begin streaming, join us for a short lecture and discussion devoted to this famous and much-debated musical. Manhattan Borough Historian Rob Snyder, our discussion leader, has written on both the gang wars of the 1950s that inspired the original play and the recent film (he also played the role of Diesel in junior high school). Bring your thoughts about the film and the play, and what you might remember of New York City in the 1950s!

To register and receive the link, please click: West Side Story
Lasting Impressions: DOROT’s Legacy Project is generously supported by a grant from the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation