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The Greater Astoria Historical Society Presents Christmas time Animal Tales of Jolly Old Gotham Animal Stories That Made the Holiday Headlines in Old New York

December 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Take a virtual sleigh ride back in time with Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham and Hatching Cat NYC, as she takes
you over the river and through the woods to Christmas past in Old New York. Explore some of the city’s timeless holiday
traditions via fun and amazing animal stories that made the headlines in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Please RSVP to info@astorialic.org with the subject line 'ANIMALS'

The holiday rush on Angora cats at Wanamaker’s Dry Goods Store
The yuletide event “to celebrate all good dogs, cats, and horses”
The horses that delivered America’s first public Christmas tree
And a holiday kitten shipped to Yorkville by parcel-post-delivery

Hear about:
The penguins and sea lions frolicking in the Prometheus Fountain
The Christmas kittens born in the Dewey Arch on Fifth Avenue
The Bronx Zoo reindeer delivered by crane to Rockefeller Center
The balloons that crashed into planes at the Macy’s Parade

Fun for animal lovers and New York City history fans alike!



December 21, 2020
7:00 pm
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