May 29, ‘Acres secured for additional park at Coney Island’
Good Morning. Today is the 149th day of the year.
FREE TENNIS LESSONS will be hosted by CityParks Seniors Fitness at 11 a.m. today at Marine Park Tennis Courts.
The classes are for ages 60 and older.
Keep an eye out for other senior citizen free classes hosted by CityParks Seniors Fitness including additional tennis classes, yoga and walking classes that take place twice a week.
A FREE INFORMATION SESSION is taking place 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Brooklyn Public Library Macon branch to learn about the Metrix Learning System.
Prior requirements for the class include a Brooklyn Public Library card, basic Internet skills and attending the orientation. To register, send an email to [email protected]. Bringing headphones is recommended.
A PARENT FORUM TITLED RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES is being held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick branch.
The forum is meant to be a source for bilingual parents and will focus on English language learners programs, free homework help and tips for parent-teacher conferences.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include New York City native basketball player CARMELO ANTHONY, who was born in 1984; “American Beauty” actress ANNETTE BENING, who was born in 1958; “Of Mice and Men actor and New York City native KEVIN CONWAY, who was born in 1942; former baseball player ERIC DAVIS, who was born in 1962; singer and guitarists MELISSA ETHERIDGE, who was born in 1961; “General Hospital” actor ANTHONY GEARY, who was born in 1948; and U.S. Senator (R, Kansas) JERRY MORAN, who was born in 1954.
A PROCLAMATION ISSUING AMNESTY FOR SOUTHERN REBELS was delivered by President Andrew Johnson on this day in 1865.
At the time, once an oath of allegiance was taken, all property rights (excluding slaves) were returned to all participants in the rebellion.
ASCENSION DAY is recognized on this date, referring to Christ’s ascension into heaven 40 days after the Resurrection (Easter is counted as first day). This date has been recognized since AD 68. In Belguim, the PROCESSION OF THE HOLY BLOOD correlates with Ascension Day. The Procession recalls crusaders who carried back relics of the Holy Blood.
BOOKEXPO AMERICA TRADE EXHIBIT, which previously has fallen among May 29-31 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, is where publishers display fall titles for book sellers.
JOHN F. KENNEDY was born on this day in 1917.
Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States as well as the youngest president ever elected. He was assassinated while riding in an open limousine at Dallas, Texas.
“AIN’T I A WOMAN” SPEECH BY SOJOURNER TRUTH took place at the Women’s Rights Convention on this day in 1851.
The convention took place in Akron, Ohio. Sojourner was a former slave, and her speech is named after the impassioned refrain: “I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? … ”
ON THIS DAY IN 1899 the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article on acres being secured for an additional park at Coney Island.
“A number of the city officials believe that the park scheme is a good one,” the article said. “The idea has already received attention in the local church world two religious bodies having formally indorsed the plan yesterday.”
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