N E W Y O R K C I T Y C H A P T E R
Trip to Rusyn Coal Country: Lansford, Pa.
Saturday July 11, 2009
The New York
Chapter invites all to join and visit Rusyn Coal Country of Lansford
Pa. The trip begins with a tour by parish members of St John the
Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Lansford Pa. This is one of the
oldest Byzantine Catholic parishes started in 1892. The present
church was dedicated in 1911.
Next, the tour
continues across town to No.9 Coal Mine. It is the world's oldest
continuously operated anthracite coal mine. Closed in 1972, it now
operates tours of the facilities. Learn of its operations and life of
the miners by exploring its Museum. Then take a memorable tour of the
mine by riding a coal cart and learning about the miners life below
ground. Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket since the mine is
a constant cool 55 degrees.
To refresh and
discuss what everyone has seen, the trip stops at the local Palace
Restaurant to enjoy the local ethnic foods for lunch before returning
home. Join us for a most enjoyable Rusyn summer Saturday.
A van will be
available for those who wish not to drive. The price to reserve a
seat on the van is $30 ($25 for NJ members).
reserve seats on the van for half price, $15
($12 for children of NJ members). Reservations are based
on a first come, first serve basis in view of the limited seating.
Please make out your check to 'Carpatho-Rusyn Society NY Chapter' and send to:
16-20 160th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357. Please include your
email address or phone number and which location (below) you wish to
obtain the van.
Deadline for seat
reservations is Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
Departure St. John Chrysostom Church
70-29 45th Avenue
Woodside, Queens, NY 11377
(Parking is available)
Departure New York Public Library
Mulberry Street Branch
10 Jersey Street
Manhattan, NY 10012
(One block south of Lafayette
(No parking is available)
Departure Wayne Public Library
461 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(Parking is available)
Arrival St John the Baptist Byzantine
116 East Bertsch Street
Lansford, Pa. 18232
Arrival No 9 Coal Mine
9 Dock Street
Lansford Pa 18232
Museum Fee: $3
Museum and Coal Mine Tour: $7
Arrival Palace Restaurant
101 West Bertsch Street
Lansford, Pa 18232
Return Wayne Public Library, Wayne NJ
Return Mulberry Branch Library, Manhattan
Return St John Chrysostom Church,
information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-882-4872