When this blimp lifted off from Montauk on May 14, 1919, some hoped it would set a record by making a trip across the Atlantic to Ireland, eight years before Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris. During World War I the Navy operated a 33-acre air base near what is today’s downtown. Open fields provided a… Read more »
Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an official holiday in 1914, “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” But seeds had already been sown – even by ancient Greeks and Romans, who honored the mother goddesses with festivals. In the 19th century, Anna Reeves Jarvis helped organize “Mother’s… Read more »
How serendipitous that the Montauk Friends of Erin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade steps off in March, a month also dedicated to women’s history. This photo from the Montauk Friends of Erin celebrates Mary Gosman, who in 1982 was the parade’s first female grand marshal. Peg Joyce followed in 1993, Ann Duffy in 1999, Suzanne Koch… Read more »
Imagine girls dancing with servicemen in the elegant lobby ballroom. Picture the grandly arched dining room transformed into a mess hall for military personnel. That’s what the Montauk Manor looked like during World War II after the Navy appropriated the luxurious resort to serve as a military barracks – portions of which can be spotted… Read more »
Richard T. Gilmartin and Frank Tuma Sr. certainly enjoyed surfcasting, as they were doing on this day in the early 1940s on the ocean west of Montauk Point. Tuma in particular was a pioneer of the sport, developing “a snap cast that was extremely efficient at catching striped bass,” according to the Images of America: Montauk book… Read more »
Don’t feel bad if in the flurry of the winter holidays you forgot to observe National Bird Day on January 5. There are bald eagles, snowy owls, turkey vultures, sea ducks, even chubby little chickadees that are still worth a turn of the head. National Bird Day was created to honor birds that live in… Read more »
Welcome to Bilingual Storytime with Mary Jane. Today, Mary Jane will be honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month by reading Tito Puente by Monica Brown. This story is about a young Tito Puente, who is known as “The Godfather of Salsa”. For more info about the author, visit http://www.monicabrown.net
Have some fun with this Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt! Try to find all items on the list then snap a pic and email to email@example.com. Good Luck!
Welcome to Bilingual Storytime with Mary Jane. Today, Mary Jane will be reading ABC French by Daniel Roode. Learn basic French by learning the French alphabet and French words that begin with each letter. For more books by the author, visit https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Daniel+roode&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
Welcome to Bilingual Storytime with Mary Jane. Today, Mary Jane will be reading, Pop Va Al Cole/Pop Goes To School by Pierrick Bisinski and Alex Sanders.