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Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History

Date/Time

Jan 14, 2020
06:30 PM until 08:00 PM

Description

Please note: Seating is very limited. 

Please RSVP by January 7, 2020.

(914) 948-0550 or email pfl@wlsmail.org

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Author Mike Virgintino will talk about Freedomland U.S.A., the 1960s American history theme park located in The Bronx, at the Purchase Free Library (3093 Purchase Street, Purchase NY 10577) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Known as the “Disneyland of the East,” Freedomland had significant connections to Disney, Hollywood, Broadway and the leading entertainers of the day. Unknown to the park creator/builder and the general public that adored Freedomland U.S.A., the landowner, local politicians, city planners and construction unions considered the park a “placeholder” until property variances permitted significant development on the marshland. The variances provided the green light for the construction of Co-op City. A shopping center was added about a decade later and an indoor mall was constructed on the remaining undeveloped land during 2012.

Mike will explain the rise and demise of Freedomland with vintage film, plenty of photos and a memorabilia display. His book, "Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History," is available on Amazon and other online retailers. Copies of the book will be available at the presentation for purchase and signing.

Follow Freedomland U.S.A. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Purchase Free Library
3093 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Purchase Free Library

Phone

(914) 948-0550

Contact email

pfl@wlsmail.org

Neighborhood:

Purchase

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