Feb 09 2014

Highlights:Presentation “Then & Now in the Willistons: The Motor Parkway & the Vanderbilt Cup Races”

In celebration of the first road built exclusively for automobiles, Howard Kroplick and Al Velocci presented a then and now review of the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a special focus on East Williston and Williston Park.

Howard Kroplick, Town Historian of North Hempstead, and historian Al Velocci are co-authors of the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, currently in its fourth printing. Following the presentation, Howard and Al will be signing their four books on Long Island history including Howard’s recently published Arcadia book North Hempstead.

The presentation was held at the Williston Park Village Hall, 494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, New York on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 PM.

This promises to be an exciting afternoon for fans of Long Island automotive and Willistons history. The program is hosted by the East Williston and Williston Park Historic Committees. Everyone is welcome.


Howard Kroplick

Summary of East Willston Posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

Summary of Williston Park Posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

"Then" Photos

Photos from the Presentation

One hundred people attended the program.

Over $650 was raised for the Roslyn Landmark Society's Mackay Horse Statue project.

Hats off to the East Williston and Williston Park Historic Committees for a wonderful program.


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