Brief notes here.
There is a bed bug event in NYC in January! The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a panel — please see their announcement below. I am very pleased to be able to join Lou in participating in this public conversation about bed bugs in our city. The museum is offering a discount as noted below when you mention New York vs Bed Bugs. The discount is available when reserving by phone, not through the online reservation system. As details become available about the other panelists, I will update this post.
Final update 1/14/11: Program description with final panel revised below. Note the NY Entomological Society’s monthly meeting announcement about this event and a separate community bed bug forum also taking place on January 18.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Bed bugs, it seems, are all over New York City. In your mattress, your couch, that futon in the free pile at the end of your block. What is worse, they may have overrun your newspapers and even your TV screen. What’s hype and what’s reality? How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the city doing to stop them, and what can you do before they take over your apartment? Moderator Dr. Amy L. Fairchild, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, heads a discussion that includes entomologist Louis Sorkin of the New York Entomological Society; Gale A. Brewer Council Member from District 6; Renee Corea, former Director of New York vs Bed Bugs; David Cain, Managing Director of Bed Bugs Ltd, London; Yasmine Hecker, CEO of Prep 4 Bed Bugs, and Ray Lopez, Little Sisters of Assumption Family Health Service of how the recent plague of bed bugs is affecting city life and culture. Co-sponsored by the New York Entomological Society.
Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members
$6 when you mention New York vs Bed Bugs
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029