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Lost Amusement Parks of NYC

Wednesday, April 1 7:00pm
Each borough of New York City had at least one major amusement park during the "golden years" from 1900 through the 1920s. Manhattan had Fort George Amusement Park, Staten Island had Midland Beach and South Beach, and the Bronx featured Starlight Amusement Park, Clason Point Park, and much later, Freedomland. North Beach (now LaGuardia Airport) and Playland in Queens were mainstays for decades. Even Canarsie in Brooklyn had its own "Coney Island,"...

Operation Safe Child

Saturday, April 4 from 11am-1pm
Officers from the Sheriff's Office will be here from 11am-1pm to photograph and fingerprint children for the NYS Dept. of Criminal Justice (Amber Alert). Parents are issued cards to keep for their children. This card contains critical information to aid them in a search.

An Evening with Author Natalie Standiford!

Friday, April 17 at 7:00pm
Join us for a book discussion and signing with author Natalie Standiford. Ms. Standiford has written novels for teens, middle schoolers and children, including the 39 Clues series. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. Registration is suggested. This program is also open to non-residents. Teens in grades

Perspectives on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Monday, April 6 7:00pm
On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC, consuming the building and 146 workers. The senseless deaths of these mostly young women galvanized a city, a state, and a nation to action. Richard A. Greenwald, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Brooklyn College, will share perspectives on this tragic and significant historical event.