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Purchase of Manhattan” – World Premiere of Concert Opera

November 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

The Lenape Center and Collegiate Churches of New York Host the World Premiere of a New Concert Opera, “Purchase of Manhattan.” The groundbreaking opera tells the untold story of how the early Dutch settlers of what was then New Netherland unjustly “purchased” the island of Manhattan from the Lenape people, supposedly for 60 guilders or the modern equivalent of $24. From the perspective of the Lenape, whose culture did not operate on the concept of land ownership, the opera explores the myth of the island’s sale. The project follows a formal, 400-year- old acknowledgement made by the Collegiate Churches of New York, formerly the First Dutch Reform Church, to the Lenape in 2009, recognizing their founders’ role in displacing the native peoples from Manhattan in the 1600s.

The Lenape Center and Collegiate Churches of New York Host the World Premiere of a New Concert Opera, “Purchase of Manhattan.” The groundbreaking opera tells the untold story of how the early Dutch settlers of what was then New Netherland unjustly “purchased” the island of Manhattan from the Lenape people, supposedly for 60 guilders or the modern equivalent of $24. From the perspective of the Lenape, whose culture did not operate on the concept of land ownership, the opera explores the myth of the island’s sale. The project follows a formal, 400-year- old acknowledgement made by the Collegiate Churches of New York, formerly the First Dutch Reform Church, to the Lenape in 2009, recognizing their founders’ role in displacing the native peoples from Manhattan in the 1600s.

When: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.

Where: Marble Collegiate Church – 1 W. 29th St, New York, NY 10001 (5th Avenue & 29th Street)

Website: http://www.purchaseofmanhattan.com/

PURCHASE OF TICKETS: $24 GENERAL ADMISSION $20 EARLY BIRD (BEFORE OCT 6) $15 GROUP SALES (10 OR MORE)

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! HTTP://PURCHASEOFMANHATTAN.EVENTBRITE.COM

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Date:
November 20, 2014
Time:
12:00 am

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