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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Fifth Annual Gala To Benefit Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
No. 58

Unisphere, Inc., will host The Roaring 20’s Night In The Park, at the Ederle Terrace in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. and honor three distinguished members of the Queens Community. This event is open to the public.

Unisphere, Inc., is a not-for-profit public-private partnership established to support programs of and enhancements to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The event is an integral part of its effort to provide meaningful endowments important to current and future generations of park users.

Flushing Savings Bank’s CEO John Buran, President of Anchor Contractors, Inc. Larry Guadagno and the Mattone family will be recognized for their contribution to Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the event.

“Our honorees are longstanding and generous contributors to the Queens community and we feel privileged to honor them,” said Assistant Commissioner Estelle Cooper. “We deeply appreciate their generosity and concern for our beautiful park, and we invite the community to join us in celebrating these outstanding individuals and promoting ongoing enhancements to the park.”

Unisphere, Inc. Chairman Bruce Bendell, who is also the President of Major World Auto, said, “Unisphere, Inc. was established in 2003 to help finance special projects and service enhancements at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. With the supplemental dollars we raise, the park is able to focus its own resources on local acquisition, upkeep and stewarding of capital projects.”

Sponsorships and tickets ($250 per person) are still available. Casual dress or 1920s costumes are appropriate. Please call Kathy Dallojacono at Flushing Meadows Corona Park for more information at 718-760-6565 or email:

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