Thursday, November 19, 2009

Volunteers needed to help save NYS Pavilion

From HDC Newsstand:

Although the Fair buildings were intended as temporary, 1965 plans for creating Flushing Meadows-Corona Park identified the Pavilion for preservation and reuse. While the Theaterama was later successfully renovated as a community theater, the remaining complex is closed and derelict. Today the Tent is used for storage, and the Road Map is in an advanced state of deterioration from weathering, vandalism, and past inappropriate recreational uses.

We’re looking for 12-40 volunteers to help out onsite on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, performing a range of activities from removal of invasive vegetation, to the careful and systematic collection and bagging of map fragments that have been dislodged from the floor of the Pavilion. Instruction would be given to the volunteers on how to go about collecting the fragments before any work would begin. We’re looking for volunteers who are responsible, pay close attention to detail, and can follow instructions. Given the historical nature of the work, a certain degree of sensitivity is required. Everyday more of the famous map disappears, making the proposed conservation work critical.

Volunteers should meet at the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, by 9 a.m. All friends, family, co-workers and associates are welcome. There is a lot of work to be done and many volunteers are needed so please feel free to forward to others whom you think might be interested.


Anonymous said...

Turn it over to City Planning and NYS DEC.

They know how to protect our heritage.


Claire S said...

I'll be there (with my bulldozers)!!! Oops. Did I say that out loud?

Helen M. said...

See you there, dear. Heh Heh Heh

Joe said...

BURP---Dog and Poney show Part 1


I think is a ploy to finally get rid of the map. The city knows there wont be enough people due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Blaim the people they couldnt save it and had to bring in a bulldozer right ?

2-Bag what? I hate to say it but aside parts of Long Island and the Upstate "Boons-villes" there is not much on that floor left to save.

I be happier to see the Tent and towers restored and a painted, irridesent or LED map installed.
Had it been available in 1963 Phil Johnson may have used it.

I have been in that structure and can tell you 90% of Manhattan and Queens has actually been removed by treasure hunters ages ago.
Most the Texico stars have also been chopped out.

Whats left is likley going to landfill. There is no way the citys is going to keep track of all those "pebble" sized parts.

-Joe said...


It says meet in the park but on the HDC websight if says you must RSVP as soon as possible at or at (718) 760-6677.

panzer65 said...

Haz Mat warning..The pigeons have been there for some time!!!

Mayor Bloombirdturd said...

Haz Mat warning..The pigeons have been there for some time!!!

Don't worry. I'll take care of the birds!

Krystal said...

are 13 year olds allowed?

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