Lecture: Postcards from the Penitentiary Lecture at Roosevelt Island
Thursday, April 18, 2019
(Roosevelt Island, NY, March 14, 2019) –Travel to the late 1800’s as you review a collection of penny postcards depicting the buildings of Roosevelt Island. Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society will be a guide on a pictorial tour at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the first in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.
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 the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.