2012-04-06 / Community

Local History Comes To Peninsula Library

The story of the beautiful Rockaways of days gone by will come to life in “By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea” a multimedia presentation by historian Bernie Feuer. The Peninsula Library will host this showing at the library at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. This location will be convenient for the residents of Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Holland, Arverne, Arverne By The Sea, the Daytons, Surfside, Hammels and Broad Channel. All are welcome.

A show which weaves together words and pictures, “By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea” invites viewers in to see historic pictures of the rides, the attractions, the hotels, boardwalks and landmarks and learn about our seaside’s rich history.

Feuer, known for his informative and well received historical presentations, will guide his audience through the lives of the first families to settle in Rockaway, its first visitors and the millions who were drawn to its shores and amusements.

Having attracted capacity crowds for previous presentations, Feuer will bring words, music and historic pictures to paint a picture of Rockaway in its heyday as a holiday resort destination. He will follow the era when boxing champion John L. Sullivan, world renowned film star Charlie Chaplin and entertainer Mae West called Rockaway their East Coast Playground. He will also tell you about the two villains who destroyed this Rockaway way of life.

The Peninsula Library invites you to dip into the past, take a ticket for a carousal ride of memories and enjoy this presentation of ”By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea”- The History of Our Rockaway.

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