Progress Report for the New York State Pavilion Paint Project 2014

We are all very excited to close out 2014, the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair and the New York State Pavilion. It was a banner year for the pavilion with three Open Gate events and the announcement that funds have been allocated to begin some restoration of the Towers.

Our third Open Gate this past weekend on October 19 was a hit.  Although the crowds were small compared to the first two events, over 500 people visited the pavilion.  That's close to 5000 people this year who went through the gates! It was an amazing Anniversary Celebration Year throughout the Park!

Our work continues. We will do what we can to get the pavilion ready for the winter, and hope to be back early spring to care for the structure however we can. Stay warm and we hope to see you next season!


On display- original skates and music from the Roller Round days
Photo- M. Silverstein

Net Proceeds from donations after fees as of October 16, 2014


Materials Purchase:
- 33 Gallons Sherwin Williams Show Stopper Red
- 77 Gallons Sherwin Williams Extra White
- 45 Gallons Sherwin Williams World's Fair Yellow Custom    
Supplies- Disposable Tarps, Roller Handles, Brushes, We, once again, have been painting and prepping displays for several visits!
Roller Covers, Tape Knife/Scraper, Paint Trays

Preparing for the Closing Day Celebration of the World's Fair on Oct. 19, 2014!!


NYC Parks invited us to host another Open Gate Event
(Please note that no funds from gofundme fundraiser was used for anything

at the Pavilion. Over 500 more people entered and enjoyed!

other than paint and related materials).


Out of Pocket Expenses (no reimbursement): Gas, tolls, The Third Open Gate Event at
lodging, previously purchased painting supplies, printing and   the New York State Pavilion hosted by
creation of rewards, 90% of postage costs, travel, food & beverage.   NYC Parks and the Paint Project Crew


  was a success!

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Thank you for your donations and support!


Watch for new updates as we look to the future!!


Photos: Stephanie Bohn and Mitch Silverstein

Set-up starts at the gate

Timeline display and the Then & Now display

Waffle truck! Setting up information table

Info signs and original World's Fair flag Rays of hope from above!
Setting up more displays Original skates display
Almost ready for visitors More displays
New Lucy Day display along with "The Wiz" display Lucille Ball stood here in 1964! (See below)
Ready for visitors Information Table ready to go
First visitors enjoying the pavilion
August 31, 1964 was Lucy Day at the World's Fair. The paint crew attempts their own Lucy Day 2014 during a well needed break!
Looking forward to future events and projects! Thank again for your support!