Progress Report for the
New York State Pavilion Paint Project 

We participated in the "Only in Queens Festival" on Sunday June 23, 2019. We had our displays set up outside the pavilion and had many interested visitors.  As an added bonus, our friend from Orlando (a la Disney) Jason Tiki Tackett, a fantastic digital artist, was signing his original design NYSP posters for  a donation to our project. It was a successful campaign raising over $500! Thank you again Jason!

We are very excited to close the 2019 season with continued great promise towards the future of the NYSP. NYC Parks held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the pavilion on November 8, 2019 to begin restoration work on the towers! We were interviewed by CBS NY TV! Check it out HERE.

We also provided a one hour tour to NCModernist November 9, 2019. The trip to NY from NC was lead by George Smart and a group of about 30 people spent a few days in NYC exploring modern architecture. Of course our Pavilion was included in their tour! Mitch led the group with the help of Gary and Stephanie and they enjoyed it very much! We also received a generous donation to the cause. Thank you again NCModernist!

Over several paint days we completed a fresh coat of American Cheese Yellow on the mezzanine railing all around the inside of the pavilion. Next season we continue our work on the outside! Stay warm!

Net Proceeds from donations after costs and fees as of November 10, 2019 (includes non-gofundme donations during 2019)                
Materials Purchase as of April 27, 2018:
- 33 Gallons Sherwin Williams Show Stopper Red
- 59 Gallons Sherwin Williams Extra White
- 45 Gallons Sherwin Williams World's Fair Yellow Custom
- 41 Gallons Benjamin Moore American Cheese Yellow
-  Supplies-  rollers, pans, brushes, etc.                                                                        $6797
(Please note that no funds from gofundme fundraiser was used for
anything other than paint and related materials).
Out of Pocket Expenses (no reimbursement): Gas, tolls,
lodging, previously purchased painting supplies, printing and
creation of rewards, travel, food & beverage  (Lots of Hot Dog Lunches!).                      Priceless!

Thank you for your donations and support! Please continue to Spread the Word!


November 9, 2019- Cold autumn day, birds headed south across the moon!


Only in Queens Festival June 23, 2019

Our table; other displays nearby (Photo M Silverstein)

Tom and Jim discuss our timeline (Photo M Silverstein)

More displays and more crew members (Photo S Bohn)

Gary helping out a visitor

Jason Tackett with a happy poster owner

(Photos M Silverstein)


New York State Pavilion Tower Restoration Groundbreaking

November 8, 2019

CBS NY News Story with Mitch, Gary and Jim!

CBS Radio Story with John!

Ready for the Groundbreaking Ceremony (Photo S Bohn)

New QB DA Melinda Katz, Parks Commish Mitch Silver and Kim Ohanian CB7

Nice angle and the towers look proud (if not a bit worn)

 (Photos S Bohn)

Our very own John Piro on the left end shovel! (Photo S Bohn)


NYSP Tour with the NCModernist

Great group headed to the Pavilion
(Photo S. Bohn)

Paint Progress
Rollers working hard  (Photo M Silverstein) Rollers resting! (Photo M Silverstein)
Making progress (photo S Bohn)
Parting Shot

(Photo S. Bohn)

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