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The Daily Plant : Wednesday, September 20, 2000

PARKS “PUTTS” ON A HAPPY FACE AT THE “HOLE-IN-ONE”


Malcolm (Cinema) Pinckney

Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern celebrated the Grand Opening of the Flushing Meadows Golf Center on Monday, September 18 by participating in a "Hole-in-One" Contest on the newly renovated green. The fresh new facility adds to the wealth of recreational opportunities available in Flushing Meadows, including the USTA National Tennis Center and the Queens Wildlife Center.

Following a renovation totaling nearly $1 million funded by the concessionaire, the Golf Center is up and running. The improved center now features a new miniature golf course, a new clubhouse, new lighting, new plantings, rehabilitated fairways and sand traps, and an upgraded irrigation system.

To celebrate the opening, golfers were invited to try their luck at sinking a "Hole-in-One" on the course's first hole from a distance of 80 yards. Winners were presented with a complete set of Calloway Big Bertha woods and irons. Runners-up who made it within a few years of the hole received smaller prizes of golf supplies.

RACE FOR THE CURE

On Sunday, September 17, the Road Runners Club sponsored the 10th Annual Race for the Cure, an event to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The 5 kilometer race was open to all women and those men who are breast cancer survivors. Attendees included Queen Borough President Claire (Queen Bee) Shulman, Congresswoman Carolyn Moloney, and Congresswoman Nita (Lioness) Lowey, all of whom turned out to support this effort to fund breast cancer screening, research, education, and treatment for underserved communities in the New York area.

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Wednesday, September 23, 1987)

KOREAN HARVEST IN QUEENS REAPS GREAT SUCCESS

More than 30,000 people came to the Sixth Annual Korean Harvest and Folklore Festival in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last Sunday, held near the World's Fair Unisphere. The Festival commemorated Ch'usok, the ancient Korean Thanksgiving Day and featured a cornucopia of traditional food, dance and merriment.

Opening the festival was the Ancestor Worship Ceremony, in which thanks are given for this year's harvest. The popular Farmer's Dance, led by Korean farmers wearing sashes and brilliant headdresses, followed. The dance, traditionally performed by farmers travelling from village to village, is a celebration of the seasons.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.

Anita Brookner (b. 1938)

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to major ongoing construction, the northeast section of Meadow Lake is closed. This project will reduce flooding in this area. There will be access to the boathouse and Meadow Lake from the Van Wyck Expressway South Exit 11 and from Jewel Avenue. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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