Society for the Advancement of Social Studies

WED // JUL 17 // 06:30PM

The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) is proud to present an evening of lectures designed to both entertain & enlighten. Get ready for all the history you knew but forgot, and all the booze you need to forget it again.

Tonight, we’ll be muckraking up some old-timey dirt with an evening of Manhattan history.

The History of Manhattan Newspapers
Since New York’s first newspaper, The Gazette, was printed in 1725, Manhattan has been host to many of the world’s best known print journalism titles, a thriving ethnic press, and a slew of anarchist publications. From The New York Times to underground paper Rat Subterranean News to homeless-run Street News and the United States’ first African-American owned paper, Freedom’s Journal, NY Post Features Reporter Hannah Frishberg brings us all the history that’s fit to present.

Gilded Age Gossip
It was an Age of Innocence… but also of mansions, murder, and ridiculously extravagant costume balls. Historian & SASS co-founder, Anna Rasche, explores the headlines, scandals and high-society happenings of NYC’s Gilded Age elite.

Manhattan’s Worst Deals
Manhattan is the most expensive “city” in America, so people are always looking for deals. Some deals are good, some are bad but only a few are truly the worst. Deal Connoisseur Becky Sandler will share her favorites and together we will crown Manhattan’s Worst Deal.


Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.


SASS was founded in 2011 by Larissa Hayden and Anna Rasche, two lovely ladies with a shared passion for history, hosting events, and drinking like champs. Over the past eight years, they’ve sought to create an inviting environment for adults to come and learn the history they feel like they should know about, but don’t yet.


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