It was 102 years ago this month that a catastrophic fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory in lower Manhattan, a horrific event that changed the world.
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women and teenage girls - were burned alive or forced to jump to their deaths to escape an inferno on the 8th, 9th and 10th floor of the Asch Building. The building, and its legacy of devastation and the impetus for change, still stands.
The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington plans to honor their memory with a special presentation on April 2.
TRIANGLE: Remembering the Fire
Emmy-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson bring the victims’ stories to life through never-before-seen photographs and heartfelt accounts by descendants of those who were there that day. The film, the final installment of the Women's International Film Festival running through March, is co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Huntington, The League of Women Voters of East Nassau, and LIWA.
- Cost: CAC Members $10 / Public $15. Includes reception.
- Info: Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Jazz Great Arturo Sandoval at Landmark
The Landmark Theater on Main Street in Port Washington presents Jazz Great and 9-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval to conclude this season’s World Beat Series. Sandoval, a protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, will appear on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m.
- Price: Tickets: Premium: $55/Standard $50 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.”
- Info: Tickets and information at the box office phone 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Comedic Icon Jerry Lewis Coming to Westbury
Beloved comedian Jerry Lewis, with his classic one-of-a-kind humor, will appear at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
- Price: Tickets are $49.50 plus applicable service charges.
- Info: Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. For more information, visit: www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.
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