Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule

Program Schedule: October - December 2020
History, and music, from St. Paul’s
These are distance presentations, through a shared platform. Please respond through the contact e mail provided, noting the progam (s) in which you are interested. Prior to the event, you will receive a link to the the program.

Contact e mail for these programs:
Schedule of Presentations:

Sat., Oct. 3, 1 PM
Historian and author Todd Braisted, explores, "The Green Dragoon: Banastre Tarleton & the (Revolutionary) War in Westchester, 1778-1779."

Sat. Oct. 10. 1 PM
Special concert, “Word into Music,” featuring Pam Sklar on flute, along with musicians playing oboe and clarinet, pre-recorded, presented through the St. Paul’s Facebook page;

Oct. 17, 1 PM
Frank Licameli. Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) United States Army, and a former Professor at Fordham University, chronicles the context, setting and course of the Battle of Pell’s Point, fought on Oct. 18, 1776, about a mile from St. Paul’s

Oct. 24, 1 PM
Author & historian Richard Walling explores the Battle of Kingsbridge, fought in what is today the northern Bronx on August 31, 1778, which resulted in heavy losses for an American Indian unit fighting with the Americans.

Oct. 31, 1 PM
Ray Raphael, an award-winning author of numerous books on the era of the American Revolution, delves into “The Spirit of 1774: How the American Revolution Began”.

Sat. Nov. 7, 1 PM
Myrna Nanas, a Ph.D. candidate at New York University and experienced lecturer on topics in early American history, chronicles the Battles of Saratoga in 1777, turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Wed., Nov. 11, Veterans Day Event
Self-guided tours of the historic cemetery, placing flags and flowers, and recalling the lives and service of veterans buried at St. Paul's, from the Revolutionary War through World War II -- 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Space is limted and reservations are required, through the Contat e mail listed for this progam schedule. At 2 PM, Ranger Michael Callahan, Captain (ret.) United States Army, in a distance presentation through a shared platform, explores the inter-realted topics of the role of the American Merchant Marine in World War II and the presence of German submarines off the East Coast in 1942-3, helping to spotlight themes in the site's current feature exhibition, "A Special Role: St. Paul's Church & World War II". Please register through the Contact e mail listed for this progam schedule.

Sat. Nov. 14, 1 PM.
Enjoy an hour ofclassical guitar music, with Dan Conant; the progam includes a brief talk about the history of St. Paul's Church, with accompanying images.

Nov. 21, 1 PM.
Professor Laura Chimielewski of SUNY Purchase, author of many books on early American history, talks about Catholics and Catholicism in in colonial America.

Nov. 28, 1 PM.
Enjoy a performance of early music, featuring bagpipes and vocals, by Peter Daniel Walker. Program includes a brief talk and images, about the history of St. Paul’s Church.

Sat. Dec. 5, 1 PM
Alyssa Reit (on Harp) and Peter Reit (French Horn) perform an hour of Holiday music.

Sat. Dec. 12, 1 PM.
Prof. Penne L. Restad of the University of Texas explores the history of Christmas in America, based in part on her acclaimed book, “Christmas in America: A History”.

Dec. 19, 12 Noon
Our staff will have placed small green wreaths at the graves of veterans as part of the Wreaths Across America commemoration, honoring service members buried at St. Paul’s. At 2 PM, in a distance presentation through a shared platform, St. Paul’s concert organist in residence Kathryn Jones plays a holiday concert on the historic Erben pipe organ.
Schedule is Subject to Change.

Last updated: November 6, 2020

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