Bungalows of Rockaway Screening on July 29th, 2010

Thursday July 29 6:30 PM

The Bungalows of Rockaway: Film Screening at the Museum of the City of New York

The New York City premiere of "The Bungalows of Rockaway," a documentary that takes a modest subject -- the small, affordable bungalows that once covered the Rockaway peninsula -- and reveals larger themes of this singular story: working class leisure, public access to the ocean, community, and architectural preservation. A popular summer resort once existed along the Rockaway shore, the traces now found in the remaining bungalows and long boardwalk. Bungalow residents past and present are featured, along with narrator Estelle Parsons, historians, and city officials. Tracking the bungalow lifeline from 1905 to the present, the film incorporates gorgeous archival imagery with recent footage and interviews, to produce an enlightening and entertaining look at unsung chapter of New York history. Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Reservations required. $

Reservations Required:


To reserve your discounted ticket, please call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org and mention: Friends of The Bungalows of Rockaway.

Regular Program Ticket Prices

$12 Non-Members

$8 Seniors and Students

$6 Museum Members

*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.

For reservations and information please call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

By subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd St., then walk three blocks west.
#2 or #3 train to Central Park North/110th St., walk one block east to
Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd St.
By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th St., M2 to 101st St.

Headsets and neck loops available for hard of hearing visitors for programs in the Museum Auditorium. Ramp access is available at the 104th Street entrance.

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