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Brighton Beach

26 August 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Brooklyn
New York

Brighton Beach has a well-known history as Little Odessa, home to immigrants resettling from Eastern Europe and Asia. However, this neighborhood enclave began as a family playground by the sea, filled with Victorian hotels, bathhouses, racetracks, casinos, and vaudeville theaters, all of which hosted dignitaries and celebrities looking to escape the heat and prying eyes of city summers. Join architectural historian Melanie Macchio to learn about the history of this lost seaside resort, the lives of those who played there, and the stories of those who made and lost their fortunes there.