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Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

Sunday, June 11, 2017

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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The PS General Slocum was a passenger steamboat built in Brooklyn, New York, in 1891. During her service history, she was involved in a number of mishaps, including multiple groundings and collisions.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore this incredible historical event.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, visit on Wednesday, May 13.


Parking Lot in Astoria Park
19th Street and Hoyt Avenue
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(718) 352-1769


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