Live Zoom - Ethel Merman, an American Icon

An illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit

Please join the Friends of the Finkelstein Memorial Library for this delightful virtual event and Q & A 

Please enter 10-15 minutes prior to the starting time. Class will be Closed and Locked punctually at 1:40 pm

Please register by June 24, 3:00 pm. Registration button is located at the bottom. Enter a valid email address in order to receive a link, meeting ID and password within approx 24 hours prior to the start date to join the Zoom event. You can also view information about this event under Virtual Programs on home page. 

Ethel Merman was NYC’s girl next door. This 22 year old stenographer from Queens became the Queen of Broadway. In 1930, she brought the house down with her performance of George and Ira Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm with ten encores. Marty will bring us the stories and show slides detailing her rags to riches story. Marty will discuss the famous show tunes introduced by Merman including  There’s No Business Like Show Business, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Anything Goes, Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries, and Alexander’s Ragtime Band.

Are you nostalgic for the Golden Days of Broadway when you understood all the words of the songs and came out humming and there were only happy endings?  Grab a sandwich and a drink and join us for a wonderful break from Covid 19 or working at home.

About Marty Schneit: Renowned historian and raconteur, Marty Schneit is a born and bred New Yorker who is back to the library by popular demand.  Marty has charmed us with two special programs in the past. Marty is much sought after by a host of organizations for his fabulous lectures and slide presentations. We are pleased to offer “Ethel Merman: an American Icon”, originally scheduled for the Friends annual meeting at the library - as a virtual program on line. You won’t want to miss this welcome respite from the host of information we receive every day on the pandemic crisis. The program will last a little over an hour and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end.  All are welcome to join us for a break in the day for pure entertainment and enjoyment as Marty takes us back in time to the golden age of Broadway.
Thursday Jun 25, 2020
1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
Friends of the library    (845)398-2358
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