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Slide Talk: Immigrants Who Made Coney Island Famous

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Coney Island immigrant historyConey Island History Project director and historian Charles Denson will give a slide talk called “Immigrants Who Made Coney Island Famous” at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue at West 19th Street.

“My talk tells the story of several immigrant families who started small in Coney Island and then went on to become enormously successful due to hard work and perseverance,” says Mr. Denson. “Immigrants like Nathan Handwerker of Nathan’s Famous and Denos Vourderis of the Wonder Wheel started with nothing, built successful businesses, and helped to shape Coney Island. Immigrant artisans Marcus Illions and William Mangels brought craftsmanship and artistic experience from their native countries and built factories in Coney Island that produced great works of folk art in the form of carousels and other amusements. Recent immigrants continue to play an important role in the community.”

Details

Date:
May 26, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/blog/history/may-26-slide-talk-historian-charles-denson-coney-island-library

Organizer

Coney Island History Project
Phone:
347-702-8553
Email:
Website:
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/