Monday, July 15, 2013

Unveiling Freedomland Plaque, Co-op City, August 17

Those of us who are Friends of Freedomland will unveil a plaque and commemorate the theme park in Co-op City on Saturday, August 17, 12 Noon. Please see the details below. I also attached a flyer that includes the same information. This event is held in cooperation with Co-op City management.
If you require a summary of the history of Freedomland for your use, just let me know and I will email it to you. And we hope you will join us on Facebook where we keep Freedomland memories alive!

Mike Virgintino
Cell: 516-885-3875
Public Relations, Public Affairs, Social Responsibility

Freedomland U.S.A. Commemorative Plaque Unveiled
Co-op City, The Bronx – Saturday, August 17, 12 NOON
Slightly more than 53 years since it first opened its gates, Freedomland U.S.A. finally will be commemorated with a plaque unveiled close to the site where flagpoles once were located and that spelled out the name of the popular theme park. Freedomland was located on the land now occupied by Co-op City and the Bay Plaza Shopping Center.
Designed in the shape of a large map of the continental United States, Freedomland featured historical attractions in seven themed areas to entertain park guests. These themed areas were: Little Old New York 1850-1900, Chicago 1871, The Great Plains 1803-1900, San Francisco 1906, The Old Southwest 1890, New Orleans – Mardi Gras and Satellite City – The Future. Freedomland contained eight miles of navigable man-made waterways and lakes, 10,000 trees and 18 restaurants and snack bars.
When: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12 NOON. Rain or shine.
Where: Along Bartow Avenue near the Bartow Mall in Co-op City, The Bronx.
What: A long overdue plaque dedicated to a beloved and unique theme park that focused on American history will be unveiled close to the original entrance of the park.
Who: Fans and historians of Freedomland: Bob Mangels, Richard Mangels, John Bulakowski and Mike Virgintino along with former Freedomland employee Frank Adamo. All will be available to talk about the history and excitement of the theme park that was the creation of C.V. Wood, the same man who built Disneyland.
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