The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Islands Lecture on Roosevelt Island

    When:
    January 11, 2018 all-day
    2018-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
    2018-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Roosevelt Island
    New York, NY 10044
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Islands

    Lecture on Roosevelt Island

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    (Roosevelt Island, NY, December 11, 2017) – The Fire Department of New York has a long and storied presence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian Gary Urbanowicz. Walk back to the time when only one family lived on Blackwell’s Island and trace the development of the firefighters’ presence in the community, up to today’s Special Operations Command, in a lecture organized by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

    The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the fourth and final presentation in the Society’s annual series of fall lectures.

    DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

    The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of our Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.