Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Hudson River’s first lighthouse was built in 1826 at Stony Point. By the early 1900s, more than a dozen lights guided ships past the river’s islands and shallows.
Kevin Woyce, an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history will take the audience on a tour of the Hudson River’s lighthouses, past and present—from the long-lost lights at Coxsackie and Stuyvesant to New York City’s beloved “Little Red Lighthouse.” He will explain how and why these beacons were built and tell the stories of some of the brave men and women who kept them shining. The program is illustrated with original color photographs of Hudson River lighthouses and landmarks, plus vintage images of historic people, places, and events.
John C. Hart Memorial Library 1130 Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY
NEW HISTORY - THE BUILDING OF THE NEW CUOMO BRIDGE
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Presented by David Rocco, a local Yorktown resident, activist, and history author. He was involved in the starting of the Walkway over the Hudson. Now since 2013 he has been following and photographing the building of the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee bridge. Some of the photos were displayed at the Hart Library earlier. This is history in the making. David has followed the stages and time line of the bridge construction and has attended the Cuomo involvement at the bridge site. The story and the photos are to be remembered.
Yorktown Capellini Community Center (Nutrition Rm.), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.