2010-07-23 / Community

Parks Hosts Lecture About Floyd Bennett Field

The presentation will focus on Floyd Bennett Field during the 1930s. Pictured, Howard Hughes at the field in a photo, circa 1932. The presentation will focus on Floyd Bennett Field during the 1930s. Pictured, Howard Hughes at the field in a photo, circa 1932. The National Park Service will host “Come Fly With Me,” the story of the Golden Age of Aviation at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, on July 25 at 1 p.m. in Fort Tilden’s sTudio 7 Gallery.

The PowerPoint presentation by local resident Bernie Feuer will be held in the Rockaway Artists Alliance gallery that houses RAA’s present exhibit, “Salute to Rockaway.”

Feuer’s presentation focuses on aviation at Floyd Bennett Field during the 1930s – a story that includes Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Wally Post.

All residents are invited to the free presentation, Feuer says. Future presentations will include programs about the field when it was a naval air station and about the U.S. Coast Guard’s involvement with the field.

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