"Trip To Mannahatta" with New York Prize Fellow Eric W. Sanderson
Open to Van Alen Institute Members and Fellows

Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Join Dr. Eric W. Sanderson, VAI-SSRC New York Prize Fellow and founder of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Mannahatta Project, on a walking tour of the Flatiron District as it existed in 1609. Dr. Sanderson’s evocative visual mapping of pre-urban Manhattan – known as “Mannahatta” by the Lenni Lenape who lived here – will frame the imagined exploration of local pitch pine forests crowning the Sand Hills, a spring running along Fifth Avenue, and the groves of green oak-hickory flaring in mid-fall.

The tour will depart from Van Alen Institute at 5:30pm, and will return for a reception and discussion with Dr. Sanderson at 7:00pm. This event is limited to 25 members and their guests; please RSVP to rvsp[at]vanalen.org by Tuesday, October 21.

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