|MEMORIAL DAY PARADE!
Join the Freeport Historical Society in marching in this year’s parade! If you cannot march, you may ride with Marty Himes in his 1937 Plymouth. Please note that space in the car is limited, so let us know ahead of time if you need a seat.
Date: Monday, May 27th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Gathering spot: Corner of Juanita Avenue & Merrick Road.
Don’t forget to wear your tee shirts!
Food and refreshments will be available at the museum. We are kindly asking for a $5 donation to help defray the costs.
Hope you can join us!
|MEMORIES OF NUNLEY'S AMUSEMENT PARK!
|Presented by Marisa Berman author of the recently published Images of America series book entitled Nunley’s Amusement Park, New York.
The description of her book says: “Nunley's Amusement Park in Baldwin, New York, was a beloved family destination for Long Islanders from 1939 until it closed in 1995. The park's most notable attraction was its famed Stein & Goldstein carousel. The Nunley family established numerous amusement parks in the Long Island area, such as those found in Bethpage, Rockaway Beach, and Broad Channel. Nunley's Amusement Park, which was in operation for over 50 years, has a special place in the memories of multiple generations of Long Islanders. After the park closed, the rides and games were sold at auction. In protest, Long Islanders banded together to prevent the carousel from being disassembled and sold off separately. Recognizing the passion residents held for the park, Nassau County stepped in and purchased the beloved carousel, and an elaborate campaign was established for its restoration. The year 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the famous Nunley's Carousel, which is currently in operation at Museum Row in Garden City, New York.”
Date: May 30 at 7pm
Location: Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
Refreshments will be served.