Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island
Thursday, May 9, 2019
(Roosevelt Island, NY, April 22, 2019) – For decades, Potter’s Field on Hart Island and the island itself have been run by the Corrections Department. Melinda Hunt, Trustee of the Hart Island Project, will update us on proposals to change administration of the island to the Parks Department, their implications, and other issues that have emerged since 2014 at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island,on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the second in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s 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.