Their song list included:
"On the Banks of the Wabash", Paul Dresser
"Where the Blue of the Night", Fred Ahlert and Roy Turk, Bing Crosby
"Bidin' My Time", George and Ira Gershwin
"Under the Bamboo Tree", J. Rosamund Johnson and Bob Cole
"Way Out West On West End Avenue", Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (Sung by Gil Tauber and Jim Mackin)
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game", Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth (audience sing-a-long led by Peter Becker)
On the same evening, the BNHG presented its second annual "Jim Torain Award" to Cal Jones, Manhattan Borough Historian Emeritus, for his work in furthering the public’s knowledge of, and interest in, the history of the city. Dr. Rob Snyder, incoming Manhattan Borough Historian, made the presentation in behalf of the BNHG.
The award honors the memory of Jim Torain and his tireless work on behalf of the Old Community. Torain grew up in what is now referred to as the Old Community, a primarily African-American neighborhood that flourished on West 98th and 99th Streets between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue before its destruction in the name of urban renewal in 1955. The first "Jim Torain Award" was given to Peter Salwen, author of the book Upper West Side Story, a comprehensive retelling of the neighborhood’s history.
John Tauranac spoke about the Upper West Side gems that he uncovered while researching his latest book: Manhattan's Little Secrets: Uncovering Mysteries in Brick and Mortar, Glass and Stone
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