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Queensboro Bridge Centennial Celebration Events and Exhibits



GAHS Walking Tour
Sun, May 31, 2009 at 7:45 AM EST
Where: Bridge Ramp on 21st Street , Long Island City 42-0 21st St Queens New York

Walking Tour led by Richard Melnick, from Queens to Manhattan stopping for
celebration.


Dave Frieder Walking Tour
Sun, May 31, 2009 at 8:00 AM EST
Where: 58th Street at Second Avenue, Manhattan New York

Walking Tour led by Dave Frieder, from Manhattan to Ceremonial Celebration
and back to Manhattan.


Centennial Ceremonial Parade
Sun, May 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM EST
Where: Queensboro Bridge Queensboro Bridge

Centennial Ceremonial Parade with Manhattan and Queens Borough Presidents and other
dignitaries, featuring:
1919 Dodge - VIP Auto Body Towing of Maspeth, NY
1929 Ford Model A Roadster, 1931 Model A Ford Roadster
Sunnyside Drum Corp
Francis Lewis High School Marching Band
US Merchant Marine Academy Fanfare Trumpets in mid-span with FDNY Fireboat multi-color salute


Refreshments at Tramway Park
Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM EST
Where: Tramway Park 299 E 60th St Manhattan New York

Refreshments provided by Dunkin’ Donuts at 1st Avenue & 66th Street


Hunter College Jazz Ensemble
Sun, May 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM EST
Where: Pavilion Park, 60th St East of York Avenue 599 E 60th St Manhattan New York

Hunter College jazz ensemble.

 

“Fireworks by Grucci New York”
Sunday, May 31 at 9:15PM
Where: from the tip of Roosevelt Island.

Viewable from the FDR Drive Promenade and Pavilion Park in Manhattan; Roosevelt Island, in Queens at Gantry Park, and Water Taxi Park and the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.


Lecture - "The Queensboro Bridge - History, Construction into the 2nd Century, Courage to Build the Bridge"
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 6:30 PM EST
Where: Weiss Cafeteria at Rockefeller University 1230 York Avenue Manhattan New York

“The Queensboro Bridge - History, Construction into the 2nd Century, Courage to Build the Bridge"
Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian, Henry Perahia, Deputy Commissioner NYC
Department of Transportation & Sam Schwartz, PE


Lecture / Slide Show - "Different Aspects of the Queensboro Bridge" consisting of the Trolley & Kiosk, Construction and Images
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 6:30 PM EST
Where: Weiss Cafeteria at Rockefeller University 1230 York Avenue Manhattan New York

“Different Aspects of the Queensboro Bridge“ consisting of the Trolley & Kiosk, Construction and Images
Judy Berdy, Bob Singleton & Dave Frieder


Lecture - "How the Bridge Transformed the Life of NYC"
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 6:30 PM EST
Where: Mt. Vernon Museum 421 E 61st Street

Lecture – “How the Bridge Transformed the Life of NYC”
J. Ward Regan, NYU Professor
Mt. Vernon Museum, 421 E. 61st Street, Manhattan


Lecture - "The Queensboro Bridge as seen through eyes of Gridlock Sam"
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 6:00 PM EST
Where: NY Public Library of Science, Madison & 34th Street 188 Madison Avenue

“The Queensboro Bridge as seen through eyes of Gridlock Sam” Sam Schwartz, P.E.
NY Public Library of Science, Madison & 34th Street, Manhattan


"History & Geography in the Environment of the Queensboro Bridge"
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 6:00 PM FST
Where: NW Corner of 21st Street & 41st Avenue, LIC ("F" train to 21st / Queensbridge) 21st St & 41st Ave Long Island City New York

“History & Geography in the Environment of the Queensboro Bridge”
Led by Jack Eichenbaum


Lecture, Art Exhibit and Reception - "Queensboro Bridge - A Vision Realized"
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 6:30 PM EST
Where: The Fardom Gallery
25-17 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Lecture, Art Exhibit and Reception
“Queensboro Bridge - A Vision Realized”
Artist Antonio Masi


Manhattan Borough President's Reception
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 6:00 PM EST
Where: Municipal Building 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South 1 Centre Street =

Manhattan Borough President’s Reception for Exhibit of Historic Photos
Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South, Manhattan


GAHS Lecture / Slide Show - "Construction Impact of the Bridge"
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 7:00 PM EST
Where: 35-20 Broadway 4th Floor 35-20 Broadway Queens New York

GAHS Lecture / Slide Show - “Construction Impact of the Bridge”
35-20 Broadway 4th Floor, LIC


Walking Tour - "Trams, Trolley, Strecker Memorial Laboratory" presented by New York Transit Museum
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 4:30 PM EST
Where: Tramway Park, 2nd Avenue & 60th Street Tramway Park, 2nd Avenue & 60th Street

Walking Tour – “Trams, Trolley, Strecker Memorial Laboratory” presented by New York Transit Museum
Tramway Park, 2nd Avenue & 60th Street, Manhattan


GAHS Walking Tour
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 10:00 AM EST
Where: GAHS Walking Tour with Richard Melnick Queens Plaza North Queens New York

GAHS Walking Tour with Richard Melnick
East Side Crescent Street & Queens Plaza North, LIC


Sculpture Center Event
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 1:00 PM EST
Where: The Sculpture Center 4419 Purves St Long Island City New York

“Building Structures and Sculptures out of -you guessed it- Trash”
Parents & Children of all Ages
Purves Street near PS 1, LIC


Marco Polo Charter Boat Tours / Lecture
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 1:00 PM EST
Where: Boat Basin 550 E 23rd St Manhattan New York

Marco Polo Charter Boat Tours / Lecture
Bernard Ente
Skyport Marina– 23rd Street and the East River, Manhattan


Martha Graham Dance / Reception (coincides with Queens Art Express)
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 2:00 PM FST
Where: LaGuardia Community College Main Stage Theatre 31-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City New York

Martha Graham Dance / Reception (coincides with Project Diversity)
LaGuardia Community College Main Stage Theatre
31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC


Burial of Centennial Time Capsule by Hunter College Students
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 4:00 PM EST
Where: Tramway Park - 2nd Avenue & 60th St, Manhattan 299 E 60th St Manhattan New York


Queensboro Bridge Exhibits

May 28 – July 31 “Trans-positions Along the Queensboro Bridge” Exhibit presented by Artists of Long Island City

Henry DeFord III Gallery at CitiGroup
44th Drive & Jackson Avenue, LIC

Space Realty, 29-09 39th Avenue, LIC

Holiday Inn, 39-05 29th Avenue, LIC

 

May 28 – June 28 "Life Around the Queensboro Bridge" Photographic Exhibit

Long Island City Branch Library
37-44 21st Street, LIC

May 29 - June 26 Queensboro Bridgescapes Exhibit presented by Artist Antonio Masi

Fardom Gallery
21-17 41st Avenue, LIC

March 31 – June 30 Images of Bridge Construction Exhibit

Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 Broadway 4th Floor, LIC

May 31 – June 23 “Connecting Islands and Generations – The Queensboro Bridge at 100” Exhibit

Gallery RIVAA
527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

May 31 – July 4 “All Aboard to the Past: The Queensboro Bridge Trolley” A Photo Exhibit by Sid Kaplan.
Sponsored by Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Roosevelt Island Kiosk at the foot of the Roosevelt Island Tram Station

June 1 – June 30 Historic NYC Bridge Photographic Exhibit

Manhattan Borough President’s Art Gallery
Municipal Building
1 Centre Street
19th Floor South, Manhattan

 

June 1 – June 30 PS 59 Second Graders Bridge Art Exhibit

TD Bank
1091 3rd Avenue; corner of 64th Street, Manhattan