Progress Report for the New York State Pavilion Paint Project  June 2016

We are all very excited to enter 2016 with great promise for the future of the pavilion.

We hosted another successful Open Gate event on June 26, 2016 during the "Only in Queens Festival." We had approximately 1100 visitors tour the pavilion and check out our displays. Our friends, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, People for the Pavilion and the National Trust for Historic Preservation were there too! Great weather with a festive atmosphere.

The crown's new coat of paint still looks amazing and we once again thank the New York Structural Steel Painters Association and the local Union Bridge painters for their wonderful gift to the pavilion and the community.

We are proud to say that we have had over 7000 people go through the gates since we opened on April 22, 2014! The interest and support from the community remain strong.

Our work continues. We will carry on our quest to preserve the pavilion. This season we hope to touch up and repair painted areas including the application of some matching yellow paint. We hope you get to visit the park and see the pavilion close up.


Guests arriving

Doing some touch up

Net Proceeds from donations after costs and fees as of June 23, 2016


Materials Purchase as of June 23, 2016:
- 33 Gallons Sherwin Williams Show Stopper Red
- 52 Gallons Sherwin Williams Extra White
- 45 Gallons Sherwin Williams World's Fair Yellow Custom    
Supplies- Disposable Tarps, Roller Handles, Brushes, Sunday June 26th the Paint Project hosted another Open Gate event.
Roller Covers, Tape Knife/Scraper, Paint Trays The Only in Queens Festival brought thousands to the Park for


activities, food vendors, displays, scavenger hunt and a Summer Stage
(Please note that no funds from gofundme fundraiser was used for concert. The festival was brought to you by the Queens Borough President and
anything other than paint and related materials). corporate sponsors. We spent the full day on the 25th preparing our
displays for the festival events.
Out of Pocket Expenses (no reimbursement): Gas, tolls, We opened at about 1PM and closed at 5:30PM with a steady flow of
lodging, previously purchased painting supplies, printing and    people all day. So many kind words and much enthusiasm from so many.
creation of rewards, travel, food & beverage  (Lots of Hot Dog Lunches!).   We look forward to the next!



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Thank you for your donations and support!


All photos S. Bohn & M. Silverstein

Fixing some wear and tear

Show Stopper Red!

Barricades in place

Displays ready inside

Artifacts from the pavilion display

Greenery in the planters
The Welcome table at the main gate The display table under the canopy is ready!
More displays ready and NYPD seeking some shade on a warm sunny day Crowds arrive
Salmaan Kahn (People for the Pavilion), Jason Clement (National Trust for Historic Preservation) and Melinda Katz (Queens Borough President) Melinda ready to address the media
Chatting with the media Part of the Lucille Ball display- yes, she visited the pavilion during the fair
The road leading from the pavilion to the Unisphere You know what this is!
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