Chris Kretz, a host of the Long Island History Project podcast with Connie Currie, invited Irwin and Esperanza to be his guests and we are delighted to share that episode with our audience.
Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring interviews with researchers, authors, filmmakers, collectors and any person with a passion for the history of this riotous island. From tales of revolutionary spies to memories of one-legged stock car racers, the podcast seeks to bring you authentic voices with compelling stories to tell. It also aims to shine a light on those people and organizations working to preserve Long Island’s heritage. It drops two episodes a month through the spring and fall.
We are grateful to Chris for this opportunity! Enjoy listening as we share "Our Hamptons" story with him and you.
Join the cohosts of Our Hamptons Podcast, Irwin Levy and Esperanza Leon, for a look back at the Leisurama homes of Montauk. We’ll listen to the 23- minute podcast, which explores the extraordinary history behind these houses, including their being featured at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and their being sold at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. Afterward, we’ll hear from the podcast’s creators for a lively discussion about this unique Only in America Story from the 1960s where anything, from landing on the moon to buying a summer house in a department store, seemed possible.
Hosted by Rogers Memorial Library.
Leisurama, a line of inexpensive prefabricated houses sold through Macy's department stores in the mid-1960s, and featured at the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow, prompted the historic Kitchen Debate between Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. An estimated 200 of the houses were built in Culloden Point in Montauk, where some still remain. We’ll listen to the podcast and hear from the co-hosts for a lively look into this uniquely American phenomenon that proves there is truly no place like home.
An East End Programmers Event hosted by Westhampton Free Library.
Participating libraries: Shelter Island, Hampton Bays, Riverhead, Port Jefferson, North Shore. (Shoreham -Wading River), Westhampton, Amagansett, and East Hampton.
Join Our Hamptons podcast co-hosts Esperanza Leon and Irwin Levy live via Zoom on April 4, 2023. Esperanza and Irwin will present the first live podcast, to air via Zoom at 1 PM on Tuesday April 4, 2023.
Attendees will listen to the podcast Leisurama of Montauk!, about buying a vacation house in Macy's Department Store in the mid 1960's, then engage in a lively, interactive discussion with the co-hosts about this "Only in America" story, evocative of an era when anything seemed possible.
Our Hamptons is a proud sponsor of the event One Big Home: A Community Determines It's Own Destiny, presented by Build.In.Kind/East Hampton and Wainscott Heritage Project.
75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, NY 11975