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NYCs Islands: Governor's Island and Roosevelt Island with Mario Medici

  • Event date:
    June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Presenter:
    Mario Medici
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Location: Large Meeting Room
  • Type of event: History & Genealogy
Take a virtual tour of two of New York City's lesser know islands Governors Island and Roosevelt Island. Often confused with other New York islands, Governors Island is located just 800 yards from lower Manhattan. From 1776, and up until 1996, the island has served as a military post for various branches of the military. Highlights of its history, architecture, and its many sites include Fort Jay, Liggett Hall, and Castle Williams, the USA first immigration processing station. Roosevelt Island is a small, two-mile strip of land that sits between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens is loaded with history both old and new. Whether your interest is in architecture dating back to the early 19th century, or institutions that once were the home for pathological and bacteriological research, or New York City Asylum for the Mentally Insane, one of the first institutions of its kind established in this country, you'll find it here on Roosevelt Island. Highlights of Roosevelt Island are the promenade leading to the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park and the tram which travels 250 feet above the East River. Mario Medici focuses his lectures on the sights and attractions of New York and New Jersey with a concentration on their historical, architectural, and artistic aspects. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR). Mario is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide. This program is free. No registration is necessary. Seats are on a "first come" basis.
  • Contact

  • Denise Laude
  • 2015297323
  • dlaude@mahwahlibrary.org

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