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Monday, January 8, 2018

NYC Fire Department Presence On Roosevelt Island Is Subject of Free Lecture Thursday, January 11 Presented By Roosevelt Island Historical Society - You're Invited

The fourth and final in a series of  Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) free monthly Thursday evening lectures will take place on January 11 at the NY Public Library Roosevelt Island branch.

According to RIHS:

Free Lecture:

The FDNY on Blackwell's and Welfare Island

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
524 Main Street
New York Public Library – Roosevelt Island Branch

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has a long and storied presence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian and author Gary R. Urbanowicz. Walk back in time when only one family lived on Blackwell’s Island, (now known as Roosevelt Island) and trace the development of the firefighters’ presence in the island’s community, up to today’s Special Operations Command.

Mr. Urbanowicz is the author of Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments of New York City.

The event, free and open to the public, is the fourth in the Society’s annual series of Fall Lectures.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue, the F train, or the NYC Ferry (Astoria route) to Roosevelt Island. Take the island’s free Red Bus 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.