Thursday, November 9th, "Blissville" Film and Discussion, NY Public Library, 524 Main Street

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Thursday, November 9th, "Blissville" Film and Discussion, NY Public Library, 524 Main Street
Blissville Market. Credit: Hank Linhart

In the second of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s annual series of free fall lectures, you're invited to learn about Blissville, from an expert observer, at the New York Public Library Branch, 524 Main Street.

"Get a close-up look at a hidden corner of nearby Long Island City in the film Blissville" reads RIHS's invitation.

"Documentary-maker Hank Linhart captured the businesses in the area, including a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery and a company that manufactures replicas of the Statue of Liberty.

"He also filmed the lives of residents and a community of Romani or gypsies.

"The one-hour film is based on research that began in 1989, was suspended in 1996, resumed in 2012, and completed in 2017, is followed by a discussion and is organized by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m."

RIHS brings you this don't miss event for free. It's open to the public. 

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