Maritime-themed book club that meets monthly. Tonight, talk about Dactyl Hill Squad: It’s 1863, and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community – a safe haven from the threats of Manhattan. Can Magdalys and the squad rescue the rest of their friends before it’s too late? While the book is appropriate for ages 9+, it will surely appeal to literary, history, and dinosaur lovers of all ages. Dactyl Hill Squad has been called “an unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure” that “adults will enjoy reading just as much as kids!”


Date: August 29

Time: 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

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South Street Seaport Museum

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