If you’re interested in adopting a monument, the Municpal Arts Society of New York has just the ticket: the massive bronze sculpture called the “Rocket Thrower” in Flushing Meadows Park.
Designed for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the statue is in need of gilding, restoration of the bronze and stabilization of the base, among other things, according to the Parks Department. But the estimated cost is more than $250,000.
Enter the Municipal Arts Society, which has the statue in its Adopt-a-Monument program. The program was started in 1987 and since then has raised more than $2 million to restore 38 monuments.
[The] group has raised $80,000 for the project. Once the statue is restored, it will be maintained by the MAS through its endowment fund.
Queens’ ‘Rocket Thrower’ needs restoration funds