Historic Amusement Parks of Long Island - 118 Miles of Memories

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Lectures

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Adults
Registration for this event will close on August 27, 2024 @ 7:00pm.
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When Long Island became a suburban paradise after World War II, ambitious entrepreneurs created dozens of amusement parks to help families unwind.  The Nunley family built a park in Baldwin in 1939, and it was so successful that they opened Nunley’s Happyland in Bethpage just a few years later.  Westbury’s Spaceland fascinated youngsters with dreams of becoming astronauts, and Frontier City in Amityville was heaven on earth to fans of the Wild West.  Today, historic parks like Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park in Coney Island and Adventureland in Farmingdale still delight children and remind parents of their own happy memories.  Explore decades of fun, laughter, and nostalgia as Marisa Berman Hollywood, author and historian recounts the history of some of Long Island’s most beloved amusement parks.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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