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The History of City Island

October 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


City Island, often described as New England in New York, is one of the most interesting communities in NYC. The Woman’s Club of Larchmont, Inc. invites the public to a presentation by Barbara Burn Delensek, a long time resident of the Island. The program will showcase the history of City Island and how it’s been the home to everything from industries related to the mulberry orchards to oystering to boatbuilding.

With its rich nautical history it was once a thriving location of the oyster business and world-famous for boat-building including wooden vessels, military vessels during WWII, and the 12-meter sloops that defended the America’s Cup. Many now know it for its restaurants. A look at some of the notable and historic buildings of the Island, including rare photos of one of City Island’s most stunning waterfront properties, will be shown. 

Barbara Burn Dolensek has been Vice-President and Administrator of the City Island Nautical Museum for over 25 years. Prior to this, she was executive editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Director of Art and Museum books for Harry Abrams. Barbara has a BA from Smith College with studies in Art History and English. She has given in person tours of City Island and talks as well as Zoom programs.

All are welcome and a small donation is appreciated to help support our philanthropic efforts. Attendees should be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Please note due to the state of COVID-19 virus circumstances and government regulations this program may be changed to a Zoom presentation. Check our website www.womanscluboflarchmont.org/calendar/ for the most up-to-date information.

The Woman’s Club of Larchmont, Inc. supports civic and philanthropic organizations that contribute to the betterment of the community. For more information regarding The Club and membership please contact Sheelah Mohan  sheelahevmohan@aol.com


Larchmont Avenue Church
60 Forest Park Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
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