Historian Marty Schneit will present an illustrated lecture titled “Irving Berlin, An American Institution” at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Highland Park Senior Center, 220 S. Sixth Ave., Highland Park.
He will tell the story of how Irving Berlin, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, became the classic ragtime to riches story with popular songs like “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”
The event is free and open to the public as space allows. Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information, contact the Highland Park Senior Center at 732-819-0052 or the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County at 732-494-3232.