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The Pilgrims meant to come to the New York City area. See the film “The Pilgrims”

They knew that they were on a journey in this world towards Heaven. For Thanksgiving, Journey is showing the 2 hour film “The Pilgrims.”

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The First Thanksgiving At Plymouth by Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914. Wikicommons

The First Thanksgiving At Plymouth by Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914. Wikicommons

 

in association with PBS, A Journey through NYC religions is running in its entirety Rick Burns' film "The Pilgrims," edited by Li-Shin Yu and narrated by Oliver Platt. We can make available this film until December 1, 2016.

The Pilgrims' journey in search of religious freedom was an epic that lead to the founding of the United States. Their alliance and Thanksgiving with the Indian tribe Wampanoags set a useful example for the multi-ethnic society to come.

During their stay in Holland, the Pilgrims had heard news of great lands around present-day New York City, which were visited by Henry Hudson in 1609. Sensing a dangerous war about to break out in Europe, they set sail to the Hudson River. But these refugees from European wars got started so late into the Fall that the weather forced them to settle in the area of present-day Provincetown, Massachusetts, moving later to Plymouth. Hearing about the Pilgrims' plan to settle in Manhattan, Dutch traders hastily set up a settlement called New Amsterdam that became New York City. So, you could say, the Pilgrims' journey caused the founding of our city. What would have A Journey through NYC religions look like if our city had started as a Pilgrim city?

 

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