EAST BRONX HISTORY FORUM
HUNTINGTON FREE LIBRARY & READING ROOM
9 WESTCHESTER SQ BRONX, NEW YORK
 

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DUE TO BOILER AND HEATING CONCERNS AT THE HUNTINGTON FREE LIBRARY, THIS MONTH'S MEETING SCHEDULED ON 

WEDNESDAY, Feb 20th
7:30 PM

 HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE City Island Historical Society 
190 FORDHAM ST. 




The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its 137th meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. at the City Island Historical Society and Museum.  All meetings are free and open to the public.  We will meet at City Island at 190 Fordham Street (left turn from C.I. Avenue).  CI museum, call 718-885-0008 for additional information.    

Mommy and Daddy take my Hand, take me out to Freedomland…50 cents is all you will pay at Freedomland today.  Of course that was 1960 when Freedomland charged 50 cents for children admission and then price changed each year until closing in 1964. Freedomland was opened for 5 seasons, but left a fond memory for over 50 years.  The Forum is pleased to have a special presenter, Michael R. Virgintino who has long studied and participated in nostalgic Freedomland events, finally leading to “Freedomland U.S.A., The Definitive History”. This is a new book that documents the entire story of Freedomland, from conception to bankruptcy of one of the most innovative and beloved theme parks in America, including the 150 entertainers who made appearances there.

Michael R. Virgintino is Mike Virgintino is a marketing communications executive who has directed corporate, nonprofit and product branding initiatives that rely on public relations, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, community relations and related strategies. Mike also is an historian who writes on diverse topics and provides communication services to historical sites and organizations.  Mike has used all his skills and contacts from working in newsrooms and radio stations to tell the Freedomland story that is factual and fun.  Mike Virgintino’s book will be available for purchase and signing.  Remember, we will meet at City Island at 190 Fordham Street (left turn from C.I. Avenue) at 7:30 pm, Wednesday February 20th at 7:30 pm.

 

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