Alligators in the Sewer Day

w/ screening of Cast in India
Friday February 6 at 7pm
Hunter College

Celebrate Alligators in the Sewers Day, an unofficial annual holiday that Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione initiated four years ago to mark the birth of one of New York City’s greatest true urban legends. It was on that date back in 1935 that a live alligator was found in an East Harlem storm sewer. A detailed article about the discovery was printed in the New York Times the next day.

Join NYC H2O for an afternoon of fun-filled festivities including a screening of the documentary Cast in India about the making of manhole covers. Michael Miscione will recount the 1935 sighting and briefly discuss other great NYC urban legends — some true, some not.