Tag Archives: lollipop farm

Five Years on the Blog: July

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2017: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2016: TO THE MOON AND BEYOND

2015: PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

2014: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2013:  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TOP 100

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in August!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Advertisements

Five Years on the Blog: August

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in  August in the past five years:

2016: Celebrating the Centennial of Our National Park Service

2015: New in DVD

2014: What We’re Reading: Labor Day Beach Reads Edition

2013: Read the Book…See the Movie

2012: What We’re Reading Now , Part One

We’ll be taking another nostalgic look at the past five years again in September, so watch out for it!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Five Years on the Blog: July

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2016: Lake Reads

2015: Presidential Pardon

2014: Our Favorite Book Discussions

2013: Lollipop Farm to Roll Again!

2012: Dandelion Wine

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in August!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Lollipop Farm Train to Roll Again!

Many Syosset residents can recall the great fun they had as children riding the Lollipop Farm train. Soon we will be able to share those memories with our own children and grandchildren. The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association has acquired the original Lollipop Farm train and is currently restoring it and readying it for installation at the John Gardiner Farm in Huntington.

Lollipop Farm was a petting zoo located at Jericho Turnpike and Jackson Avenue. The farm was owned and operated by Harry Sweeney from the early 1950s until it closed in 1967. One of the great attractions of Lollipop Farm was the Train which carried children through the zoo.

The Lollipop Farm Train

lollipop farm train

After the Farm closed, the train passed through several owners until it ended up in the storage barn of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, where it remained until the current restoration project. The original train locomotive has been fitted with a new engine, and the train has been repainted to its original yellow and red color scheme.

 Restoration of the Lollipop Farm train.

lollipop farm train restoration

The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association anticipates that the train will be up and running later this summer.  The John Gardiner Farm is located at 900 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY.

-posted by Barney, Reference Librarian