My Go-To Place is a weekly drop-in social event where participants enjoy programming that includes education, socialization and art. Check www.cje.net/cyberclub for weekly program descriptions. Our Thursday program is sponsored by Niles Township Government and is geared towards participants in who live in Township.
Thursday, June 1—My Go-To Place invites you to join us for a virtual tour of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 with the Bowery Boys! This interactive tour will bring the New York Worlds Fairs to life. We’ll learn about the planning and construction of both Fairs, while seeing photos and videos of the sites of the Fairs’ most famous exhibits. Our tour guide will even share one-of-a-kind memorabilia from his personal World’s Fair collection!
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Thursday, June 8—My Go-To Place invites you to join Catherine Zurybida for a virtual tour of Westminster Abbey. It is an architectural masterpiece. Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history including the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great.
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Thursday, June 15—My Go-To Place invites you to join Hugh Leeman for “Chinese Artistic Influence in 17th-Century Mexico”. Witness the rise of a transpacific cultural exchange as East Asian art arrives in 17th century Mexico. We will learn about ancient artistic mediums of indigenous Americans used to create masterpieces in Europe and China and examine ceramics with Chinese and Islamic designs that transform symbolism found in the origin myth of the Aztecs as the Philippines connects East with West through the Americas.
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Thursday, June 22—My Go-To Place invites you to join Dr. Annette Bochenek from Hometowns to Hollywood for a presentation about the film industry’s early days in Chicago. Dr. Annette Bochenek will discusse former silent film studios in Chicago, film stars who worked in Chicago, and the legacies of these studios and stars today. Before the film industry moved West, it was firmly rooted in Chicago. Its key players included Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, “Broncho Billy” Anderson, and many more.
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Thursday, June 29—My Go-To Place invites you to join New York City’s the Jewish Museum for a virtual tour of their exhibit “The Hare with Amber Eyes”. It tells the story of the Ephrussi family and showcases the breadth and depth of their illustrious collection. The exhibition explores the family’s rise to prominence and splendor in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by a focus on the prolific collector and historian of art, Charles Ephrussi, to the inter-war years, and finally World War II, when the family lost its fortune and collection to Nazi looting.
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