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LOST AMUSEMENT PARKS OF NEW YORK CITY
Oct 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Talk is free; $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Although Coney Island is the most famous of all urban amusement parks, New York City was once home to several more meccas of amusement: the two Ferris wheels, three roller coasters, and more of the former Fort George Amusement Park in today’s High Bridge Park in the Manhattan, the beer gardens and circus atmospheres at North Beach in Queens, and the blasting firework display at Starlight Amusement Park in the Bronx were just a few of the many amusement options open to New Yorkers in the early 20th century. Join Wes and Barbara Gottlock, authors of a book celebrating these lost theme parks, as they host an illustrated talk on these late entrepreneurial wonders, their meteoric success, and the reasons for their declines. Following the talk, a trolley tour will visit related monuments and memorials in Green-Wood.
The talk is free. Trolley tour is $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic
Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, call 718-210-3080 or visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents.