LAUGHTER, LAGER AND LEISURE-LONG ISLAND CITY AT PLAY
More than thirty rare images trace Long Island City’s pursuit of pleasure fifty, or more, years ago.
Here are intimate vignettes - from a few friends in a cozy backyard - to the thousands at the granddaddy of all beer gardens, the great North Beach Amusement Park.
See our community at play - sports of every description, a day at the beach, a pint with some friends, or betting on the ponies! Remember Eintracht Oval and Sunnyside Garden? See social clubs and movie palaces that will bring back vivid memories
Worm’s Hotel (Scheerer’s Bar): (ca. 1910)
Astoria Blvd. and 48th St.
Two patrons strike a classic bar pose.
North Beach: Ferris Wheel: (ca 1900)
One of the largest summer resorts along the Sound, North Beach Amusement Park would attract thousands on a summer afternoon.
Congress Pleasure Club: (1901)
A Grand Annual Masquerade Ball of December 21, 1901.
Eintracht Oval (panoramic): (ca. 1950) 37th St. and 20th Ave.
From St Joseph’s Brigade, to Little League Baseball, many groups used the field.
ASTORIA AT WAR 1941-1945
This exhibit features images provided by WWII veterans and memorabilia from that period.