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Harrington Park Historial Society Welcomes Guest Lecturer

Kevin Woyce will talk about "Manhattan Bridges" with the Harrington Park Historical Society on May 2.
Kevin Woyce will talk about "Manhattan Bridges" with the Harrington Park Historical Society on May 2. Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. -- Kevin Woyce will bring a free "Manhattan Bridges" presentation to the Harrington Park Library on Monday, May 2.

Woyce has been writing and illustrating regional history books since 2007. In 2015, he published two books of color photographs, "Bridges" and "Lighthouses U.S.A." Every year, he presents dozens of illustrated lectures -- on a variety of historical topics -- at libraries, museums, churches, hospitals and seniors organizations throughout New Jersey and southern New York.

Today, 20 bridges link the island to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, and to New Jersey. Woyce will tell the stories of how and why the most famous bridges were built, including the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro and Triborough Bridges, and the George Washington Bridge.

This program, brought by the Harrington Park Historical Society, is illustrated with original photographs and historic images of Manhattan's iconic bridges, past and present, and of the city they helped to shape. There will be a Q&A session and a light reception after the presentation. Everyone is invited to attend this free lecture.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 10 Herring St.

For more information about Woyce, visit his website. For more info about the Society and its activities, contact Gerri Gibney at 201-768-2615, visit its website or follow it on Facebook.

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