A Night at the (Gangster) Museum Featuring Eric Ferrara

Explore the history of vice and crime in America at the new Museum of the American Gangster (MOAG).

Start with an exclusive tour of MOAG’s permanent exhibit: an introduction to alcohol trafficking in the United States. Go behind the scenes of what was once an infamous speakeasy – including excursions through the basement, where $2 million and various prohibition era artifacts were uncovered in secret rooms discovered during renovations.

Following the tour will be a lecture in the historic Theatre 80 on the history of vice and crime in New York City by MOAG co-founder Eric Ferrara. From black market trading between the Dutch and Native Americans to the organization of the Jewish and Italian mob, explore the role that crime has played in shaping the character, culture, and politics of the City.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6:30 pm

The Museum of the American Gangster
80 St. Mark’s Place (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)