Monday, March 22 at 6:30 PM
108 Orchard Street (Delancey). Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
King of the Bowery: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch introduced by Peter Quinn
A poor Irish kid from the Five Points, Tammany chieftain “Big Tim” Sullivan used ambition, wiles, and charisma to become the most powerful politician in New York. He shrewdly embraced everyone, recruiting Jewish and Italian newcomers into his largely Irish organization, earning votes and creating a personal following that made him “King of the Lower East Side” for over two decades.