Documentary - If these Knishes ...

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Wed Jun 14 2017, 6:30 pm

From Atlantic Ave. to Zerega Ave., word on the street is the New York accent is disappearing – a casualty of a city that’s evolved into a vast expanse of banks, and glass-blown high-rises.

But even though you may not hear “toity-toid and toid” in Manhattan, you can still hear strains in Bensonhurst, Whitestone or Tottenville.

Accent experts, official and non, to weigh in on what it means to tawk the talk in a city that may be slowly trying to quiet the noise.

Winner of the New York Spotlight Award at the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival, it was featured in The New York Times, WSJ, NPR, BBC, NBC, CBS, and in festivals around the country.

Produced and directed by Sunnyside’s Heather Quinlan. who as also created other acclaimed works including a short film, “O Brooklyn! My Brooklyn!” (called “charming … an endearing way of making an old poem more relevant” by The New York Times) as well as videos for TLC, the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. (IMBD)

free for members/$ 5 for non-members

This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.