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Grandparents Inaugural Event Explores 'New York at its Core'


Yesterday evening, with logs burning in the fire place and the light of the Christmas Tree illuminating Hume South, our Parents Association hosted Saint David's inaugural grandparents evening event, welcoming grandparents of our current boys to the Hume Library for an intellectually stimulating talk by Dr. Sarah M. Henry, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of the City of New York.

Dr. Henry introduced all of us to the museum's exciting new plans to transform the first floor of the museum on 5th Avenue into the signature exhibition New York at its Core, which will tell the story of New York in three periods: past, present and future.

The new exhibit will be framed by four of New York City's defining themes: money, diversity, density, and creativity.  As Dr. Henry said, "Our mission is to connect the past, present, and future.  History is made by people making decisions. We are now making decisions for the future of our city." 

It was fascinating to learn about the museum's strategic approach to this project and wonderful to spend time with the grandparents of our boys, who are cherished members of the Saint David's family.

Special thanks to parents Bernadine Gilfond and Fabiana Ramirez, and to our PA President Tracey Pontarelli for making this memorable evening happen.

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