On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm, MCNY will host an exhibit opening reception and illustrated book talk by Linda K. Jacobs, author of Strangers in the West.
In the late 1800s, Arab immigrants began to settle on Washington Street in lower Manhattan. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, known as Little Syria, into a thriving community with signs written in their native Arabic. Here Arab Americans raised their families, educated their children, built religious institutions and became part of the life of New York.
Visit the Little Syria Exhibition in the neighborhood it documents.
The Exhibition will be on view from January 20, 2017 through March 24, 2017 in MCNY Community Commons. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal college hours Monday through Saturday.
Opening Reception: January 19, 2017, 6pm-8pm