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BRONX RIVER RAMBLE: The Astonishing Story of Starlight Park

Dear Ramblers — it’s been a wonderful season of Bronx River Rambles, and I thank everyone who was able to join us and make it happen. It’s hard to believe that our last Ramble of the year is coming up — hope you can come!

The Astonishing Story of Starlight Park
Saturday, October 10th 10:00 AM
West Farms Square
At Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue
(beneath the 2/5 West Farms subway station)

Starlight ParkStarlight ParkStarlight ParkThe Bronx was home to a number of legendary amusement parks – Clason Point, Kane’s Casino, and Freedomland – but perhaps the most fabulous one of all was Starlight Park in the 1920s.

We’ll wrap up our 2015 season of Bronx River Rambles with a walk down one of the newest links on the Bronx River Greenway and through the revitalized parklands that once hosted Starlight Park.

We’ll thrill with an imaginary ride on a long-vanished roller coaster, dream of a dip in the great salt-water pool, and enjoy some of Starlight Park’s wonders – including prize fighters, movie stars, human cannonballs, an historic submarine, and even grand opera. We’ll also explore the place’s even more curious pre-history, including a would-be World’s Fair on the banks of the Bronx River, and – preview of coming attractions! – a look at the Bronx River Alliance’s new headquarters and a glimpse of the upcoming Starlight Park II extension.

And just who was that mysterious young lady poised for a dive, and did she ever jump in? Come along and find out!

This free tour requires no reservations, and will start and end at West Farms Plaza, Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue underneath the 2/5 West Farms station. For information or directions call Stephen DeVillo at 646-271-8223.

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