Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Days: May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019.
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden
Gateway National Recreation Area
Rockaway Point, NY 11695
CM Ulrich’s Office: 718.318.6411
1st Transatlantic Flight-US Navy Seaplane Division One, 1919
Join NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich, the Queens Historical Society, and the Rockaway Artists Alliance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
The US Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. An exhibition on the flight will be hosted at the RAA’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden.
This 2016 documentary tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States’ 2008 mortgage crisis.
The 2019 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Please join Bayside Historical Society and honored guests at Dermody Triangle, the site of one of NYC’s oldest war memorials, as we lay a wreath to honor the memory of Baysider Captain William C. Dermody and all those who bravely fought in the Civil War.
Captain William C. Dermody was an outspoken abolitionist who was mortally wounded at the Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia in May 1864. He volunteered with the 67th New York Infantry and served in Company K, the first regiment of Long Island volunteers. In 1866, the Dermody Triangle site was dedicated to the memory of Captain Dermody by a ceremonial meeting of a Union and Confederate veteran, each planting a special tree: a maple to represent the North and a sycamore to represent the South. The trees were to grow together as a symbol of the communal hope for a better union. To this effect, a monument was placed in the square with the inscription “For a Better Union 1861-1865,” which remains there today.
Representatives from Company K, 67th New York Infantry, will attend the ceremony on May 30th in period-correct Civil War uniforms and include an honor guard carrying a reproduction of their Regimental Flag and drummer during a “present arms” salute. The 67th New York will share about the mission and activities of their living history organization, including their well-regarded educational programs in schools.
Meetup Location: Captain Dermody Triangle, 216 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/dermody-triangle-memorial-ceremony