Palisades Amusement Park this Sunday!

by Jackie on April 25, 2012 · 0 comments

Join us this Sunday at the NJMC Environmental Center, 1 DeKorte Plaza in Lyndhurst at 1PM for a FREE program for young and old alike.   Help us create a pop-up Museum about Palisades Amusement Park and to learn more about NJ’s favorite playground!

Bring your Palisades Amusement Park memorabilia with you.  We will have tables set up and help to create labels.  We will display your items just for the duration of the program, creating a pop-up museum for the pleasure of those attending our program.

Then hear our speaker, Vince Gargiulo, executive director of the Palisades Amusement Park Historical Society, and author of the book Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories,” and Producer of the PBS documentary of the same name.

“Program Description: In 1898, a New Jersey picnic grove became the catalyst for one of the greatest amusement parks of the century. What would later be known as Palisades Amusement Park, started out as an attraction for the local trolley company, designed to increase weekend ridership. It grew to be one of the world’s most famous fun centers, achieving national prominence through the Freddy Cannon song, “Palisades Park”. The lecture is a comprehensive history of the Park beginning with its inception in the late 1800s, continuing through its rather checkered history, until its ultimate demise in the early 70s. For those who ever visited Palisades Amusement Park, this lecture is sure to bring back those cherished remembrances. And for those never lucky enough to have entered its colorful gates, the Palisades Amusement Park lecture will recreate the thrills, laughter and joy that was Palisades.” (from their website)

Join us.  The total program will last about 1-1/2 hours.

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