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Rebecca Salome Foster Memorial: A Rededication Ceremony

June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Rededication Ceremony for the surviving portion of the 1904 Monument Honoring Rebecca Salome Foster — The “Tombs Angel” (1848-1902)

New York County Courthouse — 60 Centre Street Rotunda

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Administrative Judge and Co-Chair of the Gender Fairness Committee, Civil Bench of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, NY County
Keri Butler, Deputy Executive Director, Public Design Commission
Christopher Rizzo, Esq., Trustee, Paul and Klara Porzelt Foundation and longtime patron of the MAS Adopt-A-Monument Program

The Tombs: An Historical Context
Robert Pigott, Esq., General Counsel, Phipps Houses and author of New York’s Legal Landmarks

Musical Interlude
Felix Mendelson: Auf Fliigeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), Op. 34, No. 2 (1834)
Franz Schubert: Standchen (Serenade), D. 957 (1828)
Paul McCartney: Blackbird (1968)

Performed by Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-soprano and Jordan Dodson, guitar

The Artwork of Karl Bitter
Jon Ritter, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies and President, Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter

The Legacy of Rebecca Salome Foster
Jeremy Ann Brown, grandniece of Rebecca Salome Foster

Closing Remarks
John Werner, Chief Clerk and Executive Officer, Civil Branch of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County and member of the Historical Society of the New York Courts

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June 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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New York County Courthouse
60 Centre Street, Ceremonial Courtroom
New York, New York 10007
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