2007-01-26 / Community

National Park History Series Will Examine Jamaica Bay

Author Daniel Hendrick will speak about the history of Jamaica Bay -  the subject of his new book seen here -  during a free, upcoming history series held at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center and sponsored by the National Park Service.
Author Daniel Hendrick will speak about the history of Jamaica Bay - the subject of his new book seen here - during a free, upcoming history series held at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center and sponsored by the National Park Service. Curious about the history of Jamaica Bay, or how it's future was shaped by Robert Moses and mass transit?

Then don't miss the National Park Service's upcoming Jamaica Bay History Series.

The annual series, which will be held Wednesday nights next month at the brand new Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center in Broad Channel, includes an hour with author Daniel Hendrick, who will discuss his new book about the bay, a presentation on "Master Builder" Robert Moses' impact on the bay as well as a presentation on how railroads and trolleys shaped its development.

Hendrick will discuss his book, which includes contributions by Wave Historian Emil Lucev, on Wednesday, February 7.

Copies of the book, which won praise in a review in the October 27, 2006 issue of The Wave, will be available for purchase.

A National Park Service ranger and volunteer will present "Robert Moses and Jamaica Bay" on Wednesday, February 21 and "To Rockaway By Rail" on Wednesday, February 28. Each presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Participation is free, but reservations are required.

For more information or directions to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center call (718) 318-4340.

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