Sep 18 2019

Hold the Date: Presentation: Memories of the Long Island Motor Parkway in Central Park (Bethpage)

The Central Park Historical Society and the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society will be co-hosting a special program on the Long Island Motor Parkway, the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the role of Central Park (Bethpage) on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, New York.
The program will feature background historical information by historians Howard Kroplick and Al Velocci and memories and tales of the Motor Parkway from several long-time Bethpage residents including Lenny Mulqueen and Paul Merin.
Please bring your friends and family to this special evening.


Howard Kroplick

Questions to be answered during the presentations

Where exactly was the ground-breaking ceremony for the Motor Parkway held in Bethpage?

Where was the Bethpage Lodge located?

Why was there a LIRR train parked at Deadman's Curve?

Where was the photographer standing in Bethpage for this photo?

When was the longest Motor Parkway bridge taken down in Bethpage?

Where was the Motor Parkway House located in Bethpage?

How did the Motor Parkway become a playground in the 1950s?


Sep 19 2019 Al Prete 10:25 AM

October 23 is a Wednesday.

Howard Kroplick

Good catch. thanks! The program is on Wednesday, October 23rd!

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