Events

Event Title: Streaming Film: The Pratt in the Hat

Date of Event: 02/23/2021 12:00pm

About the Event:

The Historical Society of the Nyacks is pleased to partner with Rivertown Film to showcase this documentary about the Nyacks’ beloved Dr. Frances Pratt.

Rivertown Film Society celebrates the life of local civil rights leader, Frances Pratt, with a free screening of The Pratt in the Hat, a new short film about her colorful hats, her prattisms, and her life as an activist, beginning in 1957 through her retirement as the President of the Nyack, NY Branch of the NAACP this year. The film highlights Pratt’s unique wisdom and perseverance as a woman of color, screening from February 19th to the 25th.

This is a fine-cut, pre-release streaming of The Pratt in the Hat for Black History Month exclusive to Rivertown Film Society. Links will be live on rivertownfilm.org and social media on February 19th, or you can sign up to receive the link by email at film@rivertownfilm.org.


Event Title: Streaming Film: The Pratt in the Hat

Date of Event: 02/24/2021 12:00pm

About the Event:

The Historical Society of the Nyacks is pleased to partner with Rivertown Film to showcase this documentary about the Nyacks’ beloved Dr. Frances Pratt.

Rivertown Film Society celebrates the life of local civil rights leader, Frances Pratt, with a free screening of The Pratt in the Hat, a new short film about her colorful hats, her prattisms, and her life as an activist, beginning in 1957 through her retirement as the President of the Nyack, NY Branch of the NAACP this year. The film highlights Pratt’s unique wisdom and perseverance as a woman of color, screening from February 19th to the 25th.

This is a fine-cut, pre-release streaming of The Pratt in the Hat for Black History Month exclusive to Rivertown Film Society. Links will be live on rivertownfilm.org and social media on February 19th, or you can sign up to receive the link by email at film@rivertownfilm.org.


Event Title: Harriet Tubman Lecture by Bill Batson

Date of Event: 02/24/2021 4:00pm

About the Event:

When the new $20 bills go into circulation, Harriet Tubman joins Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the smallest circle of honor in our country, the currency club.

But unlike her colleagues, Harriet Tubman’s life has not been given the same level of serious academic examination.

Join HSN Trustee Bill Batson for a slideshow and lecture on Tubman’s Legacy for the Orangetown Library, via Zoom, on Wednesday February 24th, at 4pm. You can click HERE for a link to register on the Orangeburg Library website.


Event Title: Streaming Film: The Pratt in the Hat

Date of Event: 02/25/2021 12:00pm

About the Event:

The Historical Society of the Nyacks is pleased to partner with Rivertown Film to showcase this documentary about the Nyacks’ beloved Dr. Frances Pratt.

Rivertown Film Society celebrates the life of local civil rights leader, Frances Pratt, with a free screening of The Pratt in the Hat, a new short film about her colorful hats, her prattisms, and her life as an activist, beginning in 1957 through her retirement as the President of the Nyack, NY Branch of the NAACP this year. The film highlights Pratt’s unique wisdom and perseverance as a woman of color, screening from February 19th to the 25th.

This is a fine-cut, pre-release streaming of The Pratt in the Hat for Black History Month exclusive to Rivertown Film Society. Links will be live on rivertownfilm.org and social media on February 19th, or you can sign up to receive the link by email at film@rivertownfilm.org.