2019 Speaker Series

Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series.
Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders.
To purchase tickets, contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856
or via email: [email protected]


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2019 Speaker Series

The 2019 Long Branch Speaker Series mixes environmental issues, current affairs, the visual arts, and the basic stuff of life: our everyday food. Once again this year, we are offering a special bonus for whole-series subscribers. Please join us. Together, we can all expand our horizons. Here’s the 2019 line-up:

SOLD OUT !  Sunday, February 24: “Oh, Shenandoah?” Long Branch neighbor Jeff Kelble has been up close and personal with the Shenandoah for more than two decades — as a private smallmouth-bass fishing guide, as the official Shenandoah Riverkeeper for nine years, and most recently as president of the DC-based Potomac Riverkeeper Network. In this opening talk of the 2019 Speakers Series, Jeff will bring us up to date on the latest news good and bad about the river that runs through us.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT WINTER STORM WARNING, THE TOM DOWLING TALK IS CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD AND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MARCH 17TH. THANK YOU!

Sunday, March 3: “Iran and the Muslim World” During his years in the Foreign Service, Tom Dowling specialized in Middle East issues, nuclear weapons control, terrorism, and Iran, where he served from 1976-1978, just before the revolution. Later, he was a professional staff member of the 9/11 Commission, focusing on the origins of al Qaeda. In this talk, Tom brings his decades of experience to bear on Iran and the struggle for supremacy within the Muslim World.

SOLD OUT! - Sunday, March 10: “Color & Meaning” A painter with a focus on color and a professor and dean at the Parsons School of Design, Millwood resident Pamela Klein introduces us to the manipulation of meaning through color. As Pam puts it, “Scientists have been studying the psycho-physiological effects of color. My area of concern is the results of these effects and the use of color in giving information and controlling or directing experience.” Sure to be a colorful talk!

SOLD OUT! - Sunday, March 24: “The Food We Eat — and Shouldn't Eat” Cisco Systems co-founder Sandy Lerner is owner of Ayrshire Farms in Upperville, devoted to area growers, sustainable farming, and organic products.  One reason why, among many: The average food item in the U.S. travels 1,300 miles by land, sea, and air to reach our tables. Food shouldn’t have to work that hard to get to us, or be so tired when it arrives. Sandy will show us how eating locally is good for us and the planet.

And the Bonus for Whole-Series Subscribers

An intimate private tour of Long Branch, led by Harry Isaacs’ long-time private assistant, Colette Poisson. The date: Saturday, April 6th. Drinks and snacks included.

All talks begin at 6:00 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series.
Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders.
To reserve tickets, contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856
or via email: [email protected]
And Please Tell Your Friends!