Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

Virtual Program | Liquid Vacation: A History of Tiki Cocktails
Wednesday, July 22, 1 p.m.
Brooklyn Historical Society
Live stream only
www.brooklynhistory.org

Tiki drinks have long been a bridge to tropical realms for those locked down in more mundane surroundings. Explore the history of a subculture with a panel of experts that includes Eve Bergeron, granddaughter of “Trader Vic” Bergeron and custodian of the legacy of the inventor of the Mai Tai (free).

‘The Long Island Estates that Inspired The Great Gatsby’ Webinar
Wednesday, July 22, 5:30 p.m.
New York Adventure Club
Live stream only
www.artdeco.org
Join prominent Stony Brook architect and historian Gary Lawrance for a virtual tour that explains why the North Shore became a center of glamour. Aerial photos will give an idea of the extent of development—over 2,000 once stood—and why so few of these architectural marvels remain today ($10).

Apollo and the Odyssey: The Shared Orbit of NASA’s Lunar Mission and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m.
Landmark West!
Live stream only
212-496-8110
www.landmarkwest.org

NASA’s Apollo moon shot evolved in tandem with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. A panel of NASA vets and film pros convene to discuss cultural and scientific intersections, including cross-influences and even rivalry. The talk will be illustrated by rare archival footage (free).

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